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Type Public
Industry Retail (Home Improvement)
Founded 1976
Headquarters Klosterneuburg, Austria
Key people Michael Hürter, MBA CEO
Products Home improvement products such as home appliances, tools, household hardware, and garden supplies & plants.
Revenue Increase 1.47 billion Euro (2012)
Employees 10,000

bauMax is an Austrian hypermarket chain offering home improvement and do-it-yourself goods. It is based in Kindberg, Austria, and opened its first store in 1976.

Baumax in Europe[edit]

Country First store Number of stores
Flag of Austria.svg Austria 1976 65
Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Czech Republic 1992 24
Flag of Hungary.svg Hungary 1992 15
Flag of Slovakia.svg Slovakia 1994 14
Flag of Romania.svg Romania 2006 15
Flag of Slovenia.svg Slovenia 1994 3
Flag of Croatia.svg Croatia 2000 7
Flag of Bulgaria.svg Bulgaria 2008 8
Flag of Turkey.svg Turkey 2010 7

baumax activities

In Czech Republic bauMax operates twenty four stores: three in Praha, two in Ostrava and one each in Kladno, Mladá Boleslav, České Budějovice, Tábor, Plzeň, Karlovy Vary, Ústí nad Labem, Most, Chomutov, Liberec, Hradec Králové, Pardubice, Jihlava, Brno, Znojmo, Zlín, Olomouc, Přerov and Frýdek-Místek.

In Hungary operates fifteen stores: fife in the capital Budapest and one each in Budaörs, Debrecen, Győr, Kecskemét, Miskolc, Nyíregyháza, Pécs, Szeged, Székesfehérvár and Sopron.[1]

In Slovakia operates fourteen stores: three in the capital Bratislava, two in Košice and one each in Banská Bystrica, Martin, Nitra, Poprad, Prešov, Prievidza, Trenčín, Trnava and Žilina.

In Croatia, baumax has seven stores, located in Zagreb (Jankomir and Sesvete), Varaždin, Osijek, Zadar, Split and Karlovac .[2]

In Slovenia, baumax has three stores, located in Kranj, Celje, and Maribor.[3]

In Romania there are 15 stores, located in major cities.[4]

In 2008 Baumax opened its first store in Bulgaria, located in Plovdiv. Now there are yet two stores in Sofia and one each in Stara Zagora, Burgas, Pleven, Varna and Russe. [5]

In 2010 Baumax opened its first store in Turkey, located in Samsun. and six months later the second one in İzmit. Third store was opened in June 2011 in İzmir August in Bodrum and in November in Ankara, followed by a store in Istanbul and Eskişehir.


  1. ^ Stores in Hungary
  2. ^ Stores in Croatia
  3. ^ Stores in Slovenia
  4. ^ Stores in Romania
  5. ^ Stores in Bulgaria

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