Materials Services Key Visual

We are Materials Services

The industrial landscape is undergoing a paradigm shift. Competition and price pressure are growing in global markets, the pace of innovation is rising, and today’s companies increasingly need agile partners who can give them expert advice. We’ll make your success our top priority. And let you concentrate on what’s important: your core business. No matter what other challenges arise, we’ll come up with the ideal solution for your needs.

As the largest material distributor in the Western world, we offer a first-rate selection of basic materials and extended services in the form of standardized and tailor-made solutions. Our portfolio ranges from high-quality raw and basic materials to technical services and the development of intelligent processes in automation, extended supply chain, and warehouse and inventory management. Based on our understanding of your particular requirements, we’ll leverage our global network and our decades of expertise in products and materials to boost your efficiency.

Our goal is to be the partner you need to successfully shape the solutions of tomorrow. We are already doing this for 250,000 customers worldwide.

Our status as a technology leader in digitization and automated production is sure to provide you with key competitive advantages, and our international focus will give you a solid basis on which to map out the future:

  • An integrated system partner.
  • A universal material provider.
  • A successful partnership.

Facts and figures (FY 17/18)

  • 150.000


  • 480


  • 40


  • ~20,000


  • 14.7

    bn € Sales

  • 250,000











bn € Sales



Our Muti-Material Portfolio
Muti-Material Portfolio
As a global materials distributor we can offer you the complete range – where, when and how you need them.
Warehousing and Logistics
Warehousing and Logistics

Always there and always fast

As a successful and award-winning integrated logistics service provider, the companies of Materials Services stand for delivery reliability and innovative services.

Your business deserves the best Service

We offer you a service catalog that is completely tailored to your business needs.

Our services for your success

As a global distribution and services company, we are there where our partners need us.

You decide how we work together

All our services are availble in various digital forms – or with your personal local contact.

At Materials Services, we know that simply meeting our customers’ needs is no longer enough. That’s why we make your success our priority. It takes vision to stay one step ahead of the competition. By combining our customers’ point of view with our own, we open up new horizons. We firmly believe that through dialogue and by exchanging ideas, we can develop new business areas with you and support your company for years to come.


The global logistics and warehousing network, with a total storage area of ​​3.5 million square meters and 480 locations worldwide, ensures that customers receive materials quickly and cost-effectively. Materials Services achieves this through the continuous digitization of previously analogue processes as well as the use of central product hubs. Furthermore, Materials Services is set up for the future, so that raw materials and materials can be traded via any internal or external channel - digital or analogue. This creates a high price transparency for the customers.

Service as a Product

Materials Services has decades of experience in managing highly complex supply chains for its customers. Digitization has long been an integral part of further intercommunication with customers. They benefit from the close exchange by enabling a far-reaching transparency of production and logistics processes. For example, Materials Services can offer flexible and personalized service solutions that are essential in the aerospace and automotive industries.

New Business Models

In addition to sharpening its own competencies, Materials Services is further developing its business models so that problem solutions can be developed early on in the future. These include, for example, Additive Manufacturing, Digital Enhanced Supply Chain Accelerator and Extended Supply Chain Management.

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Our business operations are organized in five business areas: Components Technology, Elevator Technology, Industrial Solutions, Materials Services and Steel Europe. The business areas are divided into business units and operating units. In 79 countries, 461 companies and 25 investments accounted for by the equity method are included in the consolidated financial statements.

Our mission statement