You are here

Bricoalliance was founded in 2006 as a knowhow and purchase platform for independent retail chains. We provide our members with all the knowledge of the markets, products and suppliers.

Besides that Bricoalliance purchases well defined products, required by its members, these purchases are based on the economical principal that bigger volumes give better prices. Therefore Bricoalliance is in direct contact with producers to negotiate on prices for big volumes. These big volumes are generated through the process of combining all the orders of the different members in the alliance. It is a simple principal but very effective for the members in order to obtain a better competitive position in their specific markets and to increase their result.

Bricoalliance has 10 active members operating in 9 different countries. Their total turnover is over EUR with 856 stores and is still growing every day. A condition to become a member of Bricoalliance is to be a financially healthy company with an ambitious business plan thus enabling us to build a strong alliance for the future.

Patrick Cassidy, United Hardware: "Bricoalliance is vital to United Hardware buying group in achieving its main goal which is to source products in the most cost effective manner. It allows greater access of quality approved products we could not source on our own.
Whilst buying is always important it also exposes us to new markets across Europe and the opportunity to see and hear first-hand from our Bricoalliance colleagues new trends, technology, and best practice that is emerging in Europe.
Bricoalliance works because there is no conflict of interest and it's members are open and willing to share their experiences."

Emanuel Balconi, Utility: "Utility is a proud member of Bricoalliance. Through the Alliance we can source our Import products with combined volumes and meet the market price demands. Alone, operating in one country it would be difficult to buy with high volumes. Information, knowledge and best practices, which are shared between the members, is with high value to us. The quarterly meetings with the members are very useful to share information about markets, items and suppliers. By using this information right we can make more profitable business decisions. BRICOALLIANCE works better compared to other buying Alliances because it is well managed and there are no conflict interests between the members. From the beginning on, Utility was very clear and committed to maintain an open relationship, to share information and to support all the members into building a good cooperation. "