WALTER Tools has been focusing on the production and trade of quality tools for more than 30 years. The company is a leading importer and marketer of tools and hardware in Europe in large-scale distribution forms, DIY stores and retail chains.

NORDWEST Handel AG is a publicly listed company with more than 1,000 trade partners that serves the maintenance, repair and operations (MRO) market. NORDWEST’s main focus is on high-volume purchasing, Internet-supported data, cataloging and marketing as well as world-class logistics and customized financial concepts.

NORDWEST is active in the three core segments building/crafts/industry, the steel trade and the sanitary and environmental market. Its business volume is more than three billion euros.

The Dr. Helmut Rothenberger Holding is the largest and controlling shareholder of NORDWEST Handel AG.

nexMart is an e-commerce provider and an Internet platform for e-procurement. The company operates an international Internet trade portal at for the maintenance, repair and operations (MRO) market.

The nexMart Internet platform supports the entire e-commerce process chain and integrates both, the distributor ordering systems as well as the suppliers’ distribution systems. Furthermore, nexMart provides e-commerce services and standardized product data, as well as technologies for distribution by electronic systems. The ordering platform’s annual business volume exceeds 1.5 billion euros.

Rothenberger AG is the largest shareholder of nexMart GmbH & Co. KG.