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Here, you find current public information on the European tool sector. You can also visit the sub-categories of the Public Area via the menu above. To read about the latest legislative changes that are relevant for the hand tool sector – like the Construction Products Regulation (CPR), obligatory origin marking according to the European Consumer Product Safety Regulation (CPSR) – or have access to information on European Tool Association CEO activities, please visit the Members Area.

DIY: Leroy Merlin grows in France by seven per cent

In France, Leroy Merlin, market leader of the country’s DIY trade, has closed 2017 with sales to the amount of EUR 6.64 bn.

December 2017: Production in construction up by 0.1% in euro area

In December 2017 compared with November 2017, seasonally adjusted production in the construction sector increased by 0.1% in the euro area (EA19) and by 0.6% in the EU28.

DIY: Kesko wants to sell its Russian stores to Leroy Merlin

The Finnish Kesko group wants to relinquish its DIY store activities in Russia and is negotiating with the French chain Leroy Merlin on a sale of its Russian stores.

Review of the SME Definition

The European Commission is reviewing how micro, small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) are defined.

International Hardware Fair Cologne: The industry associations balance for the 3rd quarter of 2017

The German industry was able to continue the upswing for the current fiscal year thanks to the good domestic economy.

Key Messages for a Cybersafe Internet of Things

Cybersecurity is a top priority for the engineering industry. The companies of our industry are at the heart of the digital transformation of industry and the evolution of the Internet of Things – deploying connected machines, supplying interconnected products, and

Public consultation to establish first worldwide ‘Counterfeit and Piracy watch list’

The aim is to identify the marketplaces outside the EU where counterfeiting, piracy or other forms of intellectual property abuse are common practice.

Impact of the United Kingdom’s withdrawal from the EU

The European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) has prepared a Questions and Answers (Q&A) document on EU trade marks and registered Community designs in the context of the notification of the intention of the United Kingdom to withdraw from the

DIY: Kingfisher announces integration plan for Romania

The British Kingfisher group has announced an integration and consolidation plan for its activities in Romania.

DIY cooperative Eurobaustoff breaks the six-billion-euro barrier

The German speciality retail cooperative Eurobaustoff increased its sales last year by 4.22 per cent, with a purchasing volume amounting to 6.11 bn euros in 2017.

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