BME | Building Materials Europe is one of Europe’s leading distributors of building materials. Our success is built on the deep knowledge, professionalism and “can-do” attitude of our more than 14,000 employees who deliver what our customers need, wherever and whenever they need it, every single day across all our countries.
Who we are
BME is one of Europe’s leading multi-specialist building products distributors operating across key European geographies. We provide a one-stop shop solution mainly focusing on small to medium sized contractors and installers who are active in the residential and renovation end-markets.
Our multi-specialist building product and service offering helps address our customers’ complex needs, providing reliable, time-critical solutions and value-added services through a dense branch network operating under trusted, well-known local brands, and supported by an experienced, specialist workforce.
Our business model
Through our B2B distribution platform we connect our large supplier base to an even larger and more fragmented customer base, providing both stakeholders with critical services.
Our dense branch network operates under trusted, well-known local brands, and is supported by an experienced, specialist workforce. This extensive and strategically located branch footprint allows us to match our customer needs with last-minute collect and delivery services, deep product knowledge, and local market insights.
Our scale provides significant advantages for us and our customers, with leading regional positions across our markets.
Sustainability is at the heart of what we do, from how we manage our business, to how we work with our customers and suppliers. We are an enabler of the transition to a more sustainable way of building.
We provide a one-stop shop solution focusing on small to medium sized contractors and installers who are active in the residential and renovation end-markets. We have leading market positions across all our geographies, where we serve large, diversified, and resilient end markets.
Our markets are underpinned by long-term structural growth drivers. With a growing housing shortage, we play a critical role in the renovation needs of Europe’s aging housing stock and in the construction of much-needed new homes, in addition to meeting the increasing demands people have of their homes.
We are an enabler of the transition to a more sustainable way of building. With the built environment representing more than a third of Europe’s energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions, sustainability is at the heart of what we do, from how we manage our business, to how we help our customers and suppliers become more sustainable.
Our people are our greatest asset. Our business success is based on the specialist knowledge and strong customers relationships held by our 14,000+ employees. We empower our people to make decisions with our customers to deliver the best outcome in the long run. We work hard to keep our staff and customers safe across all our operations. Our values are not just words, they represent the way we do business.