Leroy Merlin

Leroy Merlin (French: [ləʁwa mɛʁlɛ̃]) is a French headquartered home improvement and gardening retailer serving several countries in Europe, Asia, South America, and Africa.

Leroy Merlin SA
Subsidiary
IndustryRetail
Founded1923; 97 years ago (1923)
FounderAdolphe Leroy & Rose Merlin
Headquarters
Area served
France, Cyprus, Greece, Italy, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Spain, Ukraine, China, Brazil, South Africa, Egypt
ProductsDo it yourself
Home improvement
Garden Supplies
Revenue14,600,000,000 euro (2014) Edit this on Wikidata
OwnerGroupe Mulliez (84 %)
Employees (16 %)
Number of employees
88,500[1] (2017) Edit this on Wikidata
ParentGroupe Adeo
WebsiteLeroy Merlin

Generally established on the outskirts of major towns and cities, Leroy Merlin stores are large centres (9000 m2 on average) providing self-service and sales assisted services. Its business is centred on six main sectors: DIY, building, gardening, sanitary equipment, renewable energy, and interior decoration.[2]

HistoryEdit

 
Leroy Merlin in Kalisz, Poland
 
Leroy Merlin around the world.

In 1923, Adolphe Leroy and Rose Merlin, associates in private and business life[clarification needed], opened a business of American surplus. Strengthened by this first success, they decided to sell DIY products and supplies at moderate prices. In 1960, the firm was named Leroy Merlin. It became a precursor, as it was the first company to offer free delivery services.[3]

Business unitsEdit

  • Aki
  • Bricocentre
  • Weldom

Renewable energyEdit

Superstore installationsEdit

Spanish electricity utility Endesa has installed a 100 kW solar plant, covering 1700 m² with 670 photovoltaic panels, for Leroy Merlin at its superstore in Rivas Vaciamadrid, Spain.

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