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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.

Fact sheet on copyright essentials

Copyright is an intellectual property right (IPR) that grants authors, artists and other creators protection for their literary, artistic and scientific creations, generally referred to as “works”.

New BtoB Habitat trade fair aims for international relevance

The first edition of the trade fair is to take place from 5 – 7 June in Paris.

Eurobaustoff ends Euro-Mat membership

The German building materials cooperative Eurobaustoff leaves the European purchasing group Euro-Mat.

Continued growth stimulus from abroad for Hornbach

It is evident from the company’s half-yearly report that the German DIY store operator Hornbach continues to get its greatest growth stimulus from its activities outside Germany.

Double-digit growth in the wet room market in the UK

The value of the wet room market in the UK has increased by ten per cent between 2014 and 2016, according to a report by AMA Research.

French online marketplace for DIY collects € 60 mio for its expansion

The French online marketplace for DIY and garden products Mano Mano has collected fresh capital to the amount of € 60 mio for its further expansion in Europe.

Domestic market causes a decline in sales at Mr. Bricolage

The French DIY retail group Mr. Bricolage, which also owns the Les Briconautes distribution channel, saw its sales decline in the first six months of 2017.

DIY Boulevard at the Eisenwarenmesse 2018 fully booked

After its premiere in 2016, the DIY Boulevard is now entering its second round at the International Hardware Fair Cologne from 4 to 7 March 2018.

Kingfisher loses sales of 1.3 per cent in the first half of the year

The British Kingfisher group has closed the first half of its financial year 2017/2018 (ending 31 July 2017) with a decline in sales.

The Swedish build the most homes, the Portuguese the least

In 2016, Switzerland and Norway were the European countries with the highest level of house-building activity in relation to the population.  The completion quota here lay at over six homes per 1 000 inhabitants.

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