Romanian DIY market – The most important news from April 2020

Romanian DIY market – For all our readers abroad, these are the most important news from Romanian DIY, Home Improvement and Gardening market in April 2020, provided by, the most important B2B publication in Romania, dedicated to DIY industry.



In the context of COVID-19, mömax, the retailer from Austria, respected the ordinances of the national authorities and temporary closed the two stores from Timisoara and Oradea, until the situation becomes under control and the isolation period at home will end.

Micul Gradinar

The collection of seeds and substrates Micul Gradinar, the newest gardening brand on the market, part of the Agrocosm Consult company portfolio, can be found exclusively online on, „the platform of skilled gardener” and on of the most important online stores dedicated to gardening in Romania.

Leroy Merlin

In the context of the coronavirus pandemic in Romania, Auchan Retail Romania and Leroy Merlin Romania, the second player on the local DIY market, with the support of the Ministry of Health and of the Department of Emergency Situations, started to organize a hospital center for noncritical persons. The Association „Zi de Bine”, founded by Melania Medeleanu and Luciana Zaharia, joined the project started by Auchan Retail Romania and Leroy Merlin to support the efforts of fundraising necessary to arrange the first medical support unit in Bucharest-Ilfov. The retailer reopened all its stores in the country on 8th of April, without the one in Suceava, in which there is not available the Reserve and Pick-up service.


The emergency fund for hospitals created by JYSK Romania, of 150.000 lei, was used to equip 19 medical units in Romania, with products meant to help hospitals in the fight against coronavirus.


IKEA equipped completely with 350 beds, mattresses, sheets, quilts, pillows, the kitchen of the medical staff, and also a series of products of small furniture of over 85.000 euro, for the first pre-hospital unit in Bucharest-Ilfov, an initiative of Auchan Retail Romania and Leroy Merlin. Also, the retailer announced that will increase the government grant for its employees in technical unemployment, so the affected ones of the temporary closer of Baneasa and Pallady stores will get 90% of the monthly salary.


In the desire to join the common effort of prevention and fight against COVID-19 in Romania, Omer Susli, the owner of Homelux store network, donated to the County Clinical Hospital „Sf. Apostol Andrei” from Constanta, a mechanical ventilation device.


Dedeman, national leader in construction materials and interior improvement retail, with 100% romanian capital, installed photovoltaic power plants on the roofs of 28 stores in the country.


The automation systems for intelligent houses is gaining more and more ground in clients preferences, in the context in which we are all connected at the Internet of Things and the most part of the everyday activities take place in online environment, according to Hornbach, one of the main retailers of construction and gardening materials on local plan.

Brico Dépôt

Brico Dépôt Romania signed a new partnership in the fight against pandemic and joined the campaign „Romania saves Romania”, launched by Red Cross Romania, and consolidated the answer of national and local authorities in pandemic COVID-19, and IKEA took measures to support its employees and community.


Mobexpert, the 100% romanian company, owned by Dan Sucu, reopened a part of their stores.


PIATRAONLINE, the first and the biggest online store of natural stone in Romania, proposed a campaign dedicated to all stone types, regardless of shape or finish.


Vivre joined the initiative launched by Auchan Retail Romania and Leroy Merlin, contributing at equipment of the medical support center from Bucurestii Noi, for treating patients with medium and easy forms of COVID-19.


CESAROM, the leader on the romanian market of ceramic tiles, adapted rapidly at the actual social context and offered romanians the possibility to order online ceramic tiles made at Cluj-Napoca.

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