Welcome to B&B TOOLS!
We are the largest supplier of industrial consumables, industrial components and related services for the industrial and construction sectors in northern Europe. The main geographic markets are Sweden, Norway and Finland.
ProduCTS AND SERVICES
Our four Business Areas – Tools & Machinery, Personal Protective Equipment, Fastening Elements and Work Environment & Consumables – develop comprehensive solutions of products and services for a variety of industrial needs. These solutions are mainly offered to industrial customers via TOOLS – the Group’s own market channel. Other submarkets, such as construction customers, are offered solutions via other specialised reseller chains and independent resellers. Including partner companies, TOOLS – the Group’s own market channel – accounts for approximately 45 percent of the Business Areas’ total sales.
B&B TOOLS does not conduct its own industrial production. Instead, products marketed under the Group’s proprietary brands are mainly manufactured in Asia by sub-suppliers with which our Business Areas have long-standing ties. Our own proprietary product brands currently account for approximately 45 percent of the Business Areas’ combined sales. The majority of other procurement is performed in Europe but an increasing proportion comes from Asia.
Our TOOLS brand encompasses B&B TOOLS’ promise to its industrial customers. TOOLS is currently established in 175 locations in Sweden, Norway and Finland. TOOLS is also the name of the Group’s organisation that is responsible for the sales and marketing of industrial consumables to the industrial sector.
TOOLS’ stores support all customers with a professional need for such products as industrial consumables, work clothes, protective equipment, etc. The store operations also meet industrial customers’ need for local in-store support.
TOOLS On-line is TOOLS’ web-based sales solution.
Construction material resellers and other resellers
Through partnerships with construction material dealers, such as Interpares and Byggmakker, and close cooperation with independent reseller operations, the Group’s Business Areas offer parts of the product range to the construction and property sectors and the DIY market.
The Group currently conducts its own sales operations in ten countries and sells its proprietary product brands through external distributors in an additional 20 countries.
TOOLS Momentum is responsible for the sales and marketing of industrial components to the industrial sector, primarily in Sweden, with operations in nearly 30 locations. TOOLS Momentum works closely with its key suppliers, the largest of which is SKF.
B&B TOOLS’ customers are active in all industrial segments and in such areas as the offshore, construction, civil engineering, property maintenance, public administration and defence sectors.
Of our total sales, the Industrial sector accounts for about 70 percent, the Construction sector for 20 percent, the DIY (Do-It-Yourself)/Private market for 3 percent and Other industries for about 7 percent.