Our General Builder Merchants businesses help the European building industry to construct and maintain our built environment.

Our General Builder Merchants business (GBM) supplies building materials to professional contractors and craftsmen and represents more than 75% of net revenue. The activities of our GBM customers are mainly in the residential segment (75%) and the remainder is in the non-residential (20%) and infrastructure (5%) segments.

GBM businesses distribute building materials ranging from basic construction materials such as bricks, timber, drywall & insulation, roofing, ironmongery and assembly materials up to specialist materials for tilers and plasterers.

The GBM business operates under strong local brands throughout Europe.

Our GBM revenues by customer segment