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About the organization


The European Union of Electrical Wholesalers (EUEW), founded in 1955, is a 17-nation organization representing the interests of the electrical wholesaling channel which distributes domestic and industrial products including lamps, lighting fixtures, electrical and electronic wire and cable, household appliances and electronic components. Total membership in the 17 national federations belonging to EUEW is about 1.050 companies with more than 8.250 outlets employing some 103.000. The thousands of products these companies distribute are produced by the leading national and multinational manufacturing companies in the electrical industry.

Wholesalers in this sector are equipped to do business using state-of-the-art electronic ordering and communications systems which link them to manufacturers and customers. Their customer base includes contractors, installation companies, retailers, electric power companies, municipal authorities, industrial plants and end-users.

The role of electrical wholesaling has evolved to its present level of sophisticated marketing logistics and customer service which includes technical assistance and support, systems planning, delivery to customer or site, and credit and financial capabilities. This degree of professionalism assures the optimum ratio of quality service to price.


The European Union of Electrical Wholesalers represents the voice of the electrical wholesaling national associations in Europe, striving to achieve together peoples’ well-being through electricity. 



The European Union of Electrical Wholesalers to develop and represent the interests of electro-technical wholesalers and distributors in Europe. 




The values of the European Union of Electrical Wholesalers are centred on ensuring continuous development and professionalism through open dialogue, permanent support and integrity. 



  • The European Union of Electrical Wholesalers is recognized as the watchdog for regulations, to make them favourable for the electrical wholesalers' industry 


  • The European Union of Electrical Wholesalers is recognized as the business and industry intelligence provider 


  • The European Union of Electrical Wholesalers is recognized as the reference community in its industry 



For the next three years, the European Union of Electrical Wholesalers will focus on these 5 strategic initiatives:


  • A comprehensive analysis of regulations for a clear strategic agenda for the EUEW​​


  • A screening of external service providers for stronger capabilities related to statistics, legislation and lobbying


  • A system for regular monitoring and reporting that improves quality and precision of statistics, trends and industry & business outlooks


  • A platform for communication and knowledge-sharing such as position and opinion papers, conventions, innovation tours, workshops and cooperation.


  • Strong partnerships & networks with peer organizations and key stakeholders who could support EUEW’s strategic agenda

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