Michael Hornbach, a master slater, establishes a workshop in Landau/Pfalz.
His son, Wilhelm Hornbach, expands his father’s business by adding a construction materials trading business.
Alongside the construction materials trade, the production of domestic and municipal sewage plants becomes an important springboard for further growth in the next generation with Albert and Wilhelm Hornbach junior. For this, HORNBACH moves to Bornheim bei Landau.
Otmar Hornbach, great-grandson of the company founder, takes a pioneering step – opening the first combined DIY store and garden center in Bornheim. This combination is the first of its kind in Europe.
The first large-scale “DIY supermarket”, with sales areas of more than 8,000 m², opens in Karlsruhe. HORNBACH becomes the leading specialist in DIY superstores.
Further details about the individual shareholdings of HORNBACH Holding AG & Co. KGaA can be found in the 2022/23 Annual Report.
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