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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.

Toolstation is planning its first branch in France

In this year still, Toolstation intends to open its first four or five physical branches in France.

DIY: Bunnings list continues to grow

Bunnings is slowly working its way through the list of former Homebase stores that it intends to reopen this year under its own name following conversion and rebranding.

EUIPO study: “Protecting Innovation Through Trade Secrets”

The European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) has recently released an EU-wide study entitled “Protecting Innovation Through Trade Secrets and Patents: Determinants for European Union Firms”.   The study uses data from the Community Innovation Survey for 24 Member States, which

Byggmax working on expansion plan for Finland

The Swedish chain Byggmax aims to implement a new growth strategy in Finland. It plans to reorganise its store network and to make it more effective.

DIY chain Byggmax remains below high performance targets on same sales area

Byggmax has completed its second quarter with a growth in sales of 2.1 per cent to SEK 1.7758 bn. Net sales for comparable stores decreased by 0.3 per cent.

European Business Cycle Indicators – 2nd Quarter 2017

After the broad sideways movement during the first quarter of 2017, the euro-area and EU Economic Sentiment Indicators increased during the second quarter, resuming the upward trend that started in the second half of 2016.

WIPO changes the Madrid e-Renewal system

The World Intellectual Property Organization has recently introduced some changes in the Madrid e-Renewal system to help trade mark owners minimise the risk of fee-related irregularities. While users of the system will still be able to benefit from the unique

DIY chain Bunnings opens in a former B&Q store

For the first time in Great Britain, Bunnings has opened a store which hasn’t been converted from one of the Homebase stores taken over in February 2016.

DIY: Byggmax opens its first mini-market in Mariannelund

Byggmax has opened the first store of its new Byggmax Mini concept in the Swedish community of Mariannelund.

British trade show Totally DIY won’t go ahead in 2018

The British trade show Totally DIY will not be staged in 2018. 

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