Obi (store)

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OBI Bau- und Heimwerkermärkte GmbH & Co. Franchise Center KG
Type GmbH & Co. KG
Industry Retail (Home Improvement)
Founded 1970 (Germany)
Headquarters Wermelskirchen, Germany
Key people Sergio Giroldi, CEO
Products Home improvement products such as home appliances, tools, household hardware, and garden supplies & plants.
Revenue Increase 7.1 billion (2006/2007)
Employees 38,000
Website www.obi.de

Founded in 1970, OBI GmbH & Co. Deutschland KG is the second largest DIY retailer in Europe, and the fourth largest in the world, behind The Home Depot and Lowe's.[1] It is headquartered in Wermelskirchen, Germany,[2] and belongs to the Tengelmann Group.

OBI in Europe[edit]

Country First store Number of stores Sales (millions)
Flag of Germany.svg Germany 1970 331 €3,628.5
Flag of Italy.svg Italy 1993 40 €354.0
Flag of Austria.svg Austria 1995 37 €327.1
Flag of Poland.svg Poland 1997 32 €417.7
Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Czech Republic 1995 29 €297.9
Flag of Hungary.svg Hungary 1994 28 €211.7
Flag of Russia.svg Russia 2003 19 €319.9
Flag of Switzerland.svg Switzerland 1999 10 €151.2
Flag of Slovenia.svg Slovenia 1998 7 €50.5
Flag of Bosnia and Herzegovina.svg Bosnia and Herzegovina 2003 2 €18.5
Flag of Croatia.svg Croatia 2007 3
Flag of Ukraine.svg Ukraine 2008 3
Flag of Romania.svg Romania 2008 0
Flag of Slovakia.svg Slovakia 2008


It formerly had operations in mainland China but these were sold to B&Q sometime in 2007.

References[edit]

  1. ^ OBI Press releases
  2. ^ "Impressum." OBI. Retrieved on 2 February 2011. "Komplementär OBI Heimwerkermarkt Systemzentrale GmbH, Albert-Einstein-Straße 7-9, 42929 Wermelskirchen, Amtsgericht Köln HR B 36389 ."

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