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History

1964: Founding of Ibau (WOHNUNION), 4 retailers combine their purchasing

1967: Founding of "ÖMGE-Möbelgroßeinkauf", a purchasing alliance operating in the wholesale sector

1987: Partnership with the German purchasing association GARANT Lauten Marketing GmbH (Rheda-Wiedenbrück, Germany)

2000: ÖMGE becomes GARANT-MÖBEL Austria GmbH & Co. KG, launch of target group-specific marketing modules 

2001: GARANT-MÖBEL Austria and WOHNUNION set up SERVICE&MORE, the biggest cooperative organisation in Austria's specialist interiors sector

2008: SERVICE&MORE takes a 26% share in the solar shading products retail partnership, "SLS-Sonne-Licht-Schatten"

2014: GARANT-MÖBEL Austria becomes GARANT Austria

Owners:

GARANT Austria and WOHNUNION are 50% - 50% partners in SERVICE&MORE GmbH

GARANT Austria owners: 45 trading partners plus GARANT International Holding which has a 50% share

WOHNUNION owners: 31 trading partners

SERVICE&MORE: Facts & Figures

Address and company headquarters:
SERVICE&MORE GmbH
Altmannsdorfer Street 76/12/1/2a, A-1120 Wien
Tel: +43 1 960 99-0
Email: office(at)serviceandmore.at 

Managing Director, SERVICE&MORE: Christian Wimmer

GARANT Austria and WOHNUNION are each 50% shareholders in SERVICE&MORE GmbH.

Turnover

Total sales turnover: 2018 EUR 469 million
GARANT Austria *): EUR 299 million
WOHNUNION *): EUR 170 million

Members

Total: 296
GARANT Austria: 159
WOHNUNION: 137

Members abroad

GARANT Austria: 16 (Italy: 5, Slovenia: 9, Croatia: 2)
WOHNUNION: 13 (Italy: 10, Czech Republic 1, Slovakia: 1, Slovenia: 1)

Total showroom space: approx. 169,000 m2

Locations

Total: 369
GARANT Austria: 201
WOHNUNION: 168

Total employees: approx. 3400

Annual output of trading partners: 535,000 m2 of parquet flooring laid and 6420 kitchens sold and fitted, per year

Supply partners: 435, of whom 126 are core suppliers

Advertising materials per year: 1.8 million brochures, home interiors books and magazines

 

*) incl. services, joinery work and semi-finished products