1
Our Introduction
Irish buying & marketing group for builders
merchants, DIY &
home & garden retail stores.
2
Who are we?
3
• United Hardware is a Joint Venture between two
buying groups, Associated Hardware & National
Hardware which was create...
• Members benefit by combining both
groups purchasing.
• United Hardware is now a
considerable buying power in building
ma...
5
• From paint to power tools, plaster board to ply, hard wood
flooring to wood burning stoves, housewares to gifting our
...
BANDON CO-OP ARRO
BANDON, CO. CORK
3,500 sq metre,
3 branches
E.E.C HARDWARE ARRO
BALBRIGGAN, CO. DUBLIN
GRANGE HOMEVALUE
OCTABUILD 2013BALDOYLE,
DUBLIN 13
3,500 sq metre
DIY/Builders
Merchants Store
SHANNONSIDE
HOMEVALUE
ENNIS, CO.CLARE
Commercial Support
•Sales and Marketing
•Warehouse
•Central Billing and Admin.
10
Our Services
DEDICATED
COMMERCIAL BUYING
TEAM
11
12
DEDICATED COMMERCIAL BUYING
TEAM
David Farrell - Commercial Manager
Blane Mac Donnell - Heavy Hardware
Aidan Ellis - Li...
13
• The key factor in a Buying Group is having an excellent Buying Team
working on behalf of its members.
• Our Buying Te...
14
BUYING STRATEGY
By having a buying requirement on behalf of 100 stores & a product value
of €100m United Hardware has t...
15
UNITED HARDWARE HAS
INVESTED IN MANY OWN
BRANDS FOR THE LIGHT &
HEAVY SIDE OF THE
BUSINESS
16
BRAND ARCHITECTURE
WAREHOUSE FACILITIES
8 ACRE SITE, 80,000 SQ FT PURPOSE BUILT WAREHOUSE,
65,000 SQ FT FREE STANDING WAREHOUSE SPACE,
2,000 ...
MARKETING SUPPORT
18
Store Marketing Support, National
and Local.
Store Development
Online Marketing Tool Kit
Merchandisin...
ARRO SAMPLE FLYERS
19
INDIVIDUAL STORE SUPPORT
POSTERS, NEWLETTERS, NEWPAPER ADVERTS, FLYERS,
WEBSITE BANNERS, RADIO ADV, OUTDOOR & INDOOR SIGNA...
STORE DEVELOPMENT
21
3D STORE PLAN LAYOUTS
3 DIMENSIONAL FLOOR PLANS AVAILABLE WITH
END CAPS & CUSTOMER FLOW IN PLACE
22
IT & Admin Services
23
IT & Admin Developments
•Sales Reports
•Electronic Invoicing
•Portal Functionality
24
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United hardware

  1. 1. 1 Our Introduction
  2. 2. Irish buying & marketing group for builders merchants, DIY & home & garden retail stores. 2 Who are we?
  3. 3. 3 • United Hardware is a Joint Venture between two buying groups, Associated Hardware & National Hardware which was created in 2009. •There are 34 Arro & 53 Homevalue stores operating under the United Hardware buying group throughout Ireland. •Overall there are 120 DIY/Builders Merchants stores as members of United Hardware. • We have several chains of stores to include Mc Mahon (12 branches), J P Corry (10 branches) & Glynns (3 branches), Cooneys (5)
  4. 4. • Members benefit by combining both groups purchasing. • United Hardware is now a considerable buying power in building materials & hardware industry. • Sole purpose of United Hardware is to source & buy better for members. • By independents pooling together we are stronger. AHL €55m NHL €45m UHL Buying €100m 50% shareholding each
  5. 5. 5 • From paint to power tools, plaster board to ply, hard wood flooring to wood burning stoves, housewares to gifting our huge inventory of products make Arro/Homevalue a one stop shop for a small home renovation job to a full construction project. • Members of United Hardware avail of offers circulated from head office staffed with 5 full time purchasing personnel. • Central Billing - Associated & National Hardware pay the supplier directly for orders placed on behalf of members.
  6. 6. BANDON CO-OP ARRO BANDON, CO. CORK 3,500 sq metre, 3 branches
  7. 7. E.E.C HARDWARE ARRO BALBRIGGAN, CO. DUBLIN
  8. 8. GRANGE HOMEVALUE OCTABUILD 2013BALDOYLE, DUBLIN 13 3,500 sq metre DIY/Builders Merchants Store
  9. 9. SHANNONSIDE HOMEVALUE ENNIS, CO.CLARE
  10. 10. Commercial Support •Sales and Marketing •Warehouse •Central Billing and Admin. 10 Our Services
  11. 11. DEDICATED COMMERCIAL BUYING TEAM 11
  12. 12. 12 DEDICATED COMMERCIAL BUYING TEAM David Farrell - Commercial Manager Blane Mac Donnell - Heavy Hardware Aidan Ellis - Light & Heavy Hardware Jacqueline Howley - Light Hardware
  13. 13. 13 • The key factor in a Buying Group is having an excellent Buying Team working on behalf of its members. • Our Buying Team is made up of four professionals with over 100 years of buying experience. • Each member of the buying team specialises in specific product ranges. • Members view the Buying Team are an extension of their business. • Buying team regularly meet local distributors and travel extensively to Europe and Far East to increase member margin, drive improved product deals and source new products. • We challenge the Buying Team to have an F.M.T.V. each month. • Independent merchants working solely cannot dedicate enough time negotiating with local distributors and travelling to foreign manufacturers to drive margin. BUYING STRATEGY
  14. 14. 14 BUYING STRATEGY By having a buying requirement on behalf of 100 stores & a product value of €100m United Hardware has two key buying initiatives to maximise margin for its members. Best Prices Group Rebates Promotions Support Bulk Pricing Local Distributors Direct from Manufacturer Europe & Far East Distributed ex AHL warehouse Net effect is to increase members margin. Own Source Product
  15. 15. 15 UNITED HARDWARE HAS INVESTED IN MANY OWN BRANDS FOR THE LIGHT & HEAVY SIDE OF THE BUSINESS
  16. 16. 16 BRAND ARCHITECTURE
  17. 17. WAREHOUSE FACILITIES 8 ACRE SITE, 80,000 SQ FT PURPOSE BUILT WAREHOUSE, 65,000 SQ FT FREE STANDING WAREHOUSE SPACE, 2,000 PALLET LOCATIONS, EASY ACCESS FROM M50 17
  18. 18. MARKETING SUPPORT 18 Store Marketing Support, National and Local. Store Development Online Marketing Tool Kit Merchandising Store Audits
  19. 19. ARRO SAMPLE FLYERS 19
  20. 20. INDIVIDUAL STORE SUPPORT POSTERS, NEWLETTERS, NEWPAPER ADVERTS, FLYERS, WEBSITE BANNERS, RADIO ADV, OUTDOOR & INDOOR SIGNAGE 20
  21. 21. STORE DEVELOPMENT 21
  22. 22. 3D STORE PLAN LAYOUTS 3 DIMENSIONAL FLOOR PLANS AVAILABLE WITH END CAPS & CUSTOMER FLOW IN PLACE 22
  23. 23. IT & Admin Services 23
  24. 24. IT & Admin Developments •Sales Reports •Electronic Invoicing •Portal Functionality 24

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