Romanian DIY market – The most important news from May 2018

Romanian DIY market – For all our readers abroad, these are the most important news from Romanian DIY market, in May 2018, with focus on DIY retail (home improvement, home&deco, home&garden, furniture, construction materials, power tools etc), provided by, the most important B2B publication in Romania, dedicated to DIY industry.


Arabesque, the leading distribuitor of building materials in Romania, has become MatHaus by launching its new rebranding campaign and announcing the availability of online home delivery service across the country and the opening of new MatHaus stores.

The construction market had a positive evolution in 2017 and statistics for the first quarter of 2018 show an encouraging trend, according to a study made by Arabesque. More, the retailer launched a new store in Bucharest and announced five more stores in Galați, Constanța, Craiova, Pitești and Oradea.


HORNBACH, one of the main local retailers of building materials and gardening, provided a full range of lawn care products and advice from consultants in network shops. Also, the retailer organizes for Children’s Day workshops in every store.


British Group Kingfisher, the largest DIY retailer in Europe and the operator of Praktiker and Brico Depot networks in Romania, announced its financial results for the first quarter of 2018. In Romania, the company recorded a 84.5% increase in sales, mainly because of the acquisition of Praktiker Romania network.


Dedeman, national leader in construction materials and interior design retail, had 6,34 billion lei (1,38 billion euro) sales in 2017, increasing with 20,7% than 2016.


JYSK Romania, the furniture, home furnishings and home textiles retailer, part of the JYSK Nordic Scandinavian group, launched a new collection of outdoor furniture in the same minimalist style with simple yet quality pieces that bring all the comfort for long summer evenings. Also, JYSK opened the 58th store in Romania in Curtea de Arges.


The EFdeN team, which will represent Romania at the most important international solar competition, Solar Decathlon Dubai, in November 2018, began the construction of the new EFdeN Signature House in Bucharest, Baneasa Shopping City.

Gebruder Weiss

Gebrüder Weiss offers integrated logistics solutions in Romania, as well as a full range of transport services (road, rail, air and sea) with delivery terms and predefined performance indicators.


Isover mineral wool, produced using natural and quasi-inexhaustible raw materials, such as glass wool sand, basalt and dolomite for basalt wool, proposed the solution „Perfect Loft”.

Competition Council

The Competition Council authorized the transaction between Xella RO SRL and Macon SRL and Simcom Var SA, and also Simbeton SA and Simterac SA. Also, the Competition Council initiated an investigation into the transaction between Wienerberger Bricks Systems Ltd and Brikston Construction Solutions SA to assess its effects on the market for the production and marketing of bricks and ceramic blocks in Romania.

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