United Hardware is Ireland’s leading buying and marketing group for builders’ merchants, DIY and home & garden retail stores. The primary aim of United Hardware is to offer its independent members combined buying power which will enable them to remain competitive in an environment dominated by large chains. With headquarters in Dublin, Ireland, it operates from a 140,000ft2 purpose-built warehouse in support of its objective to deliver enhanced purchasing power, marketing, logistics and business advisory support to its independent retailers.
The group has over 160 affiliated stores nationwide which are independently owned and operated by local entrepreneurs who collectively employ approximately 2,000 people. These local family-owned stores are 100% Guaranteed Irish and are part of the fabric of their community. Their stores range in size based on the needs of each individual community. There are small urban stores to large rural stores and everything in between. Their retail brand is Homevalue which is recognised nationally as the place to go for expert advice, service and quality.