African Bamboo is a Tropical Bamboo engineering company based in Ethiopia and the Netherlands. Their vertically-integrated forestry, manufacturing, distribution, and research and development operations have pioneered a business model that diligently applies design thinking and maintains environmental and social consciousness. African Bamboo is the premier African enterprise to produce world-class, sustainable, and socially responsible Tropical Bamboo products.
Edin is elated to welcome a new member: SLV, a leading manufacturer of lighting solutions.
SLV GmbH’s corporate history begins 40 ago. SLV has a passion for lighting that today is reflected by more than 4000 products. Driven by the claim “experience light”, SLV is a global player ranking among the leading manufacturers of innovative lighting systems, technical lighting and living area illumination. Headquartered close to Aachen in Germany, SLV is selling in about 100 countries and 4 continents and takes pride in its close relationship with its subsidiaries.
As you all know, the aggravating situation with COVID-19 has since the confirmation of the first infections in Europe caused quite a few disruptions in the event calendars and travel plans of many among us.
To protect the health of their employees, many companies have put in place travel restrictions or outright travel bans to mitigate any further spreading.
Many events, from large international fairs to smaller gatherings have been either cancelled or postponed.
To us, the health of visitors and exhibitors of any event we organise is primary. Following the careful observation of the developments we, therefore, decided that the safest and best course of action would be to postpone Build 2020.
Due to the situation that many events were already postponed to late summer/early autumn, we plan to hold Build in Q3 of 2021.
The building sector met at another thrilling BAU fair in Munich.
With 2.250 exhibitors from 45 countries and 250.000 visitors from more than 150 countries, it was the largest and most international BAU so far.
EDIN had the pleasure to meet their industry and distribution partners and get insights into the current state as well as the future of the building industry.
We are honored to welcome FN Neuhofer to the EDIN Family!
The family Neuhofer has now been engaged in wood processing for 10 generations for 368 years. Originating as a small timber-grinding and sawmill outfit in Zell am Moos/Austria, today FN Neuhofer ranks as a recognized supplier of profiles and accessories for floors, walls and ceilings to the international elite in their field of manufacturing.
Innovative products and state-of-the-art technology, quality and reliability, support and service and the best possible price/performance ratio – all this has led FN Neuhofer to success. In addition, Neuhofer is able to offer their customers a complete range of accessories ”from a single source”, sparing them the difficulty of dealing with a variety of suppliers and thereby saving valuable time. As a result of the ongoing expansion of the productions and warehouses, FN Neuhofer now possesses the capacity of a corporate group while at all times maintaining the flexibility to meet special customers’ needs.
The core business of FN Neuhofer is the manufacturing and distribution of accessories for floor, wall and ceiling. There are special skirtings in hundreds of different shapes, made of solid wood, with MDF, spruce- or plastic carrier, covered with different surfaces, from décor foil (among others also produced with digital printing) to veneer up to white varnish. The further assortment contains flooring profiles made of HDF, aluminium and plastics, covered with decorative surfaces with abrasion resistance up to AC5. Numerous accessories like corners, mounting systems, installation devices, radiator rosettes etc. complete the assortment.
FN Neuhofer operates in 70 countries worldwide with an export ratio of 94 %. The company employs approx. 250 members of staff. The production capacity amounts currently 165 million r.m of profiles per year.
|We are very happy to announce that Balex Metal, a leading manufacturer of building materials for the residential, industrial and agricultural sectors, has joined EDIN. Balex specializes in the production of sandwich panels, thermal insulation panels and trapezoidal sheets for roofing and walls.
For further information take a look at the company profile below or visit the Balex website.
ABOUT BALEX METAL
We build together.
For over 25 years, we have been operating in the construction material manufacturing industry, providing solutions for the commercial, residential and agricultural construction sectors.
We are a leading sandwich panel manufacturer in this part of the globe, with our materials sold to destinations across the planet, from the USA to New Zealand.
We owe this dynamic growth of Balex Metal to our customers, who trust our experience and contribute cooperatively to our concept of “We Build Together”.
Our business relations have helped us to develop products which exactly match the needs of modern construction markets. The business partnerships we maintain have helped us to build a comprehensive range of products and services for the B2B and B2C sectors, including Thermano PIR/PUR thermal insulation panels, Panorama steel sheet tiles, Elegant upright seam panels, and the state of the art Zenit roof gutter system.
We Build Together is our respect for our customers, first.
Many of our customers have been with us for over 25 years.
Trust is security.
The measure of trust for a brand is how the market values that brand. We have been at the top of many prestigious business rankings, with multiple industry awards to our name.
The nature of the north
The Kashubian region, the birth place of Balex Metal, is unique in many respects. The picturesque beauty of the landscape clashes with the harsh climate and the hard conditions of working in a land that has hardened generations. The untamed rage of the Baltic Sea, the wild winds, and the difficult farming conditions have shaped the people in the north of Poland into what they are today. This is why Kashubians are said to be practical, enterprising and reliable.
The austerity of the north means that people grow closer. Kashubians care highly for family values and the bonds they share with their communities, on whom they can always rely, not just in their private lives, but also in business. Whether a fish cutting crew, a gang of loggers stubbing the woods, or farmers harvesting together, it is all the same: for generations, collaboration has been highly valued, no matter what the walk of Kashubian life.
And yes, honestly, Kashubians are a stubborn folk. This might be a drawback in human interactions, but it is a great advantage at work. The people of the north are rock-solid; when they give their word, they live by it. This has been highly acclaimed in Scandinavia, where Balex Metal has been Building Together for years.
While manufacturing has been largely automated, Balex Metal places people in the forefront. It is people who control the processing and tend to the quality of the materials and the deployment of new solutions.
Edin is proud to announce that WD-40 officially joined our network. We are humbled to welcome another internationally renowned brand and industry champion among our growing pool of suppliers. We thank WD-40 for the trust they place in us and we look forward to an successful partnership.
WD-40 Company is a NASDAQ listed company in New York that markets high-performance products in the areas of repair and maintenance. WD-40 Company’s professional products are used in more than 180 countries – in industry and trade as well as for hobby and household.
The company was founded in the 1950s as Rocket Chemical Company. After 39 tests, Normen Lawson developed a special corrosion protection agent, which he called “WD-40” (water displacement, 40th test formula). The company’s development led from a small business to a global player with 448 employees and sales of 380.5 million US dollars in fiscal 2017.
The multi use product WD-40 soon proved to be a quality product that solves the daily problems of everyday life. Once you have discovered it, you will use it again and recommend it to others. The success of the product has been based on this for decades. In addition, WD-40 products make a significant contribution to the longevity of parts, tools or machines, and the WD-40 Company makes an important contribution to the conservation of resources.
Until 1995, the WD-40 Company concentrated its worldwide efforts on just one brand: the WD-40 multifunctional product. Although the product range was extended by further product lines from the area of chemical-technical products (3-IN-ONE) and household brands (“1001” and others), WD-40 remains the core brand with international success. The recipe is well stored in the safe near the company headquarters and is known to only two people worldwide.
The WD-40 Specialist product series is also available since March 2012. It provides professional users with special solutions for the maintenance, repair and care of tools and machines. WD-40 Specialist has been designed as an optimal complement to the WD-40 multifunctional product. With the two WD-40 product lines, the WD-40 Company offers users a comprehensive range of chemical and technical services “from a single source”.
Under the name WD-40® SPECIALIST® Motorbike, the company is also offering seven products in Europe since spring 2013 with which bikers can service and maintain their motorcycles throughout the year. The manufacturer is thus responding to the wish of many motorcyclists to be able to use the brand’s product range, which is specially tailored to the needs of motorcycles.
Since the 2015 cycling season, the company is offering the WD-40® BIK® product series for all cyclists, whether for races, off-road tours, the way to work or leisure tours with the family; simple solutions for the maintenance and care of the bicycle. Their regular use keeps the bike in optimal condition, increases performance and saves cyclists time and money on wear-related repairs.
The WD-40 Company is controlled from its headquarters in San Diego, USA, with its European headquarters in the UK. The WD-40 Company branch office in Germany exists since 1995 and sells its products in the DACH region (Germany, Austria and Switzerland). In general, the company concentrates on the distribution channels of the specialist trade from industry and trade, PVH (production connection trade), motor vehicles as well as agriculture and forestry. In addition, the so-called DIY markets (do-it-yourself) are served through home improvement and DIY stores, where home craftsmen and hobbyists can also purchase the “liquid tool” WD-40.
For more information, visit: www.wd40.com
Uni-Mat joins EDIN
Uni-Mat is the biggest independent purchase group for building materials in Flanders, Belgium.
Its 20 members have a total of 26 outlets and a turnover of 244 million €.
The central warehouse and offices are located in 2280 Bornem.