Hornbach (hypermarket)

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For the town, see Hornbach.
Hornbach Holding AG/
Hornbach Baumarkt AG
Industry Retail (Home Improvement)
Founded 1877
Headquarters Neustadt an der Weinstraße/
Bornheim, Germany
Key people Albrecht Hornbach/
Steffen Hornbach
Products Home improvement products such as home appliances, tools, household hardware, and garden supplies & plants.
Employees 12,710 (2008)
Website www.hornbach.com
Hornbach activities
A Hornbach store

Hornbach is a German DIY-store chain offering home improvement and do-it-yourself goods. It is 21% owned by Kingfisher plc, a UK company who also own the B&Q and Castorama DIY chains.

In the full fiscal-year 2007/2008 the net profit slumped 24% to 48 Mio. € after the company spent more on advertising and new stores.[1]


In the 1960s, the Wilhelm Hornbach OHG was in a bad state so grandson Otmar Hornbach launched the idea of a do-it-yourself home improvement store after a visit to the United States. The business was filed on the stock exchange in 1987 and was expanded to a chain of 144 stores. Otmar Hornbach died on 2 August 2014.[2]

Hornbach in Europe[edit]

Country First store Number of stores
Flag of Germany.svg Germany 1968 91
Flag of Austria.svg Austria 1996 11
Flag of the Netherlands.svg Netherlands 1997 10
Flag of Luxembourg.svg Luxembourg 1998 1
Flag of Switzerland.svg Switzerland 2002 5
Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Czech Republic 1998 8
Flag of Sweden.svg Sweden 2003 5
Flag of Slovakia.svg Slovakia 2004 3
Flag of Romania.svg Romania 2007 5

External links[edit]



  1. ^ Hornbach Holdings sees full-year operating earnings growing faster than sales AFX News
  2. ^ Bouwmarktpionier Otmar Hornbach (84) overleden: hij leerde Duitsland doe-het-zelf - Z24 (Dutch)