the METRO AG is one in Duesseldorf resident holding company, which under the roof of the METRO Group different large - and retail business administers. The METRO Group has today world-wide about 270,000 coworkers, of it about 142,000 in Germany. With its different selling lines is it so farin 31 countries actively.
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the METROAG began 1964 with the establishment of the first metro of cash & Carry market. 1967 went the company Franz Haniel & Cie. GmbH a partnership with Metro. In the same year the family Schmidt Ruthenbeck followed into the partnership. Among the point managers of the Metro Erwin Conradi ranked.
To 14. March 1996 was communicated the education of the METRO Group as fusion of the Metro cash & Carry with the purchase yard getting thing AG, the German self-service purchase AG and the Asko German department store AG (at those a Metro holding company portions had held in each case before). To the company belongedalso the Huma shopping centres, the sport specialized markets Primus sport world, the MHB trade AG and the office product and stationery manufacturer pelican AG. The share retroactively to the 1. January created Metro AG noted for the first time to 25. July 1996 in the DAX.
1998 became besides 94 all purchase self-service department storestaken over, in addition the all purchase tourism of selling GmbH with 160 travel agencies, which were again sold by the Metro. The all purchase Franchise GmbH, to that approx. 90 photo specialist shops belonged, in November 1998 at Nina's picture market summer GmbH were sold.
the selling lines of the METRO Group belong to METRO Group:
- Metro cash & Carry (wholesale)
- Galeria purchase yard (department store chain)
- material, - (consumer market chain)
- specially (consumer market chain)
- Media market (electrical specialized market)
- Saturn (electrical specialized market)
- sport arena
- desire for would run
- grill pan
- C+C Schaper
- MDL Metro Group distribution Logistics GmbH & cost. Kg, operates among other things in Hamm with 10,000 square meter the largest deep-freeze storage depot in Germany as well as eightfurther large central storage depots in old Landsberg, Bremen, meal, impudent one, Gimbsheim, realm brook in the Vogtland, Sarstedt and came.
METRO cash & Carry Austria
METRO cash and Carry Austria was created 1971 and was the first location abroadof Metro C&C. The 1971 wholesale market opened vienna Vösendorf was not only the first METRO market of Austria, but also first outside of Germany.
The METRO cash & Carry Austria gains an annual turnover of net 749.0 millions Euro. The METRO cash & Carry Austria has 12 in Austria,Supermarkets with a sales area of 136.800 m ². In each supermarket a Warensortiment of 48.000 articles is present. Approximately 2,300 coworkers serve annually 524,000 METRO customer.
To Metro cash & Carry Austria belong still additionally to eagle, extra, etc.
purchase yardDepartment store AG
your history decreases/goes back until 1879, as Leonhard Tietz in Stralsund a small business for yarns and buttons, material and Wollwaren opened. it opened a small department store to 1891 in Cologne on the high roadas branch to its Stralsunder principal firm. 1905 were created the Leonhard Tietz AG. This AG existed until 1933. In order to prevent the dissolution of the enterprise aimed at by the NSDAP, renaming took place into West German purchase yard AG and changes in the governing bodies. The Jewish family Tietzemigrierte meanwhile abroad.
1980 took over Metro cash & Carry with the purchase yard getting thing AG the majority. To the group of purchase yards belonged also the tourism range ITS, which was sold later at REWE.
- Purchase yard (department stores)
- strongholds (department stores), chain starting from 1994 of purchase yard getting thing taken over and into purchase yard department stores umfirmiert
- GALERIA strongholds (department stores), starting from 1988 of new concept department stores, late Galeria purchase yard
- Kaufhalle (department stores)
- multi-net curtain (department stores)
- Media market (electrical specialized markets)
- Saturn (electrical specialized markets)
- Vobis (computer specialized markets)
- Gemini (medium markets)
- Völkner (dispatch and specialized markets forTo electronics)
- Reno (shoe specialized markets)
- Mac Fash (textile specialized markets)
- Oppermann (dispatch of advertising novelties)
- Hawesko (hanseatisches wine and Sektkontor)
- hit Holland (tourism)
- Jacques' wine depot (wine retail trade)
- department store Kerber
today the following marks belong to department store AG to to purchase yard in Germany:
- Galeria purchase yard (115 branches - inclusive desire for would run)
- Carschhaus (Duesseldorf)
- sport arena (13 branches)
- emotion (to time no branches)
- Gemini (personnel service)
on the Belgian market possesses the purchase yard department store AG 100% the Inno S.a.r.l., which is represented with 15 department stores
- of the marks GALERIA
Asko German department store AG
you became 1972as Asko food branch and department store AG from the transformation of the Asko Saarpfalz, cooperative of the consumers eGmbH based.1977 received the society to its later names. 1979 created the Asko the practical men of building and do-it-yourself enthusiast markets AG.
Shareholders of the Asko were 1989 among other things:
- Metro cash &Carry
- west LB (10%)
- Behoga getting thing and
- the Lonrho trade GmbH
To the Asko the following participation belonged:
- 100% Divi
- 100% bazaar
- 40% practical man of building and do-it-yourself enthusiast markets AG
- 100% eagle
- 100% Baugru
- 100% Schaper
- 90% Comco
- 74% German SELF-SERVICE purchase
- 50% MHB trade AG
- 50% JAA getting thing
- 50% MHB/Massa
- 50% scooter
„Metro “since 2003
the Metro AG tries rights at the name to erklagen itself the exclusive rights to use for the term „Metro “. The railway company of Lower Saxony MetroRail had itself in metronom railway companytheir courses rename, may ltd. however further metronom call. Also the Metrorapid - successor MetroExpress was renamed after complaint menace. In Nabburg (Upper Palatinate) the discotheque Metro was sued and had to rename itself. Complaints against the citizens of Berlin of transporting enterprises (Federal Constitutional Court), those Hamburg overhead railway (HHA), that Hamburg traffic group (HVV) andthe residents of Munich public transport company (MVG) were meanwhile rejected. The Metro AG announced to want to insert against these decisions redresses after in the apron already the offer of the federation of German transport enterprises (VDV) had been rejected, to cause for all transport enterprises an agreement out of court by the Metro AG. Likewiseprivate people were warned, as for example a 17-Jähriger underground fan, that possessed the Domain nuernberg metro.de.
Web on the left of
- metrogroup.de - official Website of the METRO Group
- http://www.iwprojects.fh-darmstadt.de/bfie/metro - investigation of the METRO Group by the FH Darmstadt
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