Strong Growth for bauMax

People ♦ Published: February 18, 2011; 00:39 ♦ (Vindobona)

The do-it-yourself group increased its sales in Austria and Eastern Europe in 2010.

Strong Growth for bauMax / Picture: © Baumax

Sales of the DIY chain rose last year by 7% to € 1.5bn, a new record. The increase in Austria was 4%, with domestic sales reaching € 640m. Business in Eastern Europe has grown significantly stronger by 9% to € 860m.

CEO Martin Essl emphasized the plan to consolidate existing markets. Getting into new markets is currently not foreseen. Seven to eight new branches are to be…