We enable our members to face the future



HIMA is an international network of suppliers and manufacturers belonging to  Home Improvement, DIY, Gardening, Building Materials and Furniture industries.

Our Services

One of the main needs from all our members is the access to information about the industry. We offer several services which provide our members with the most valuable trends and contacts within our sector.


Exchange of views with CEOs and managers belonging to the sector


Market data: Global Home Improvement Report, local studies from member countries, International studies


Innovation update, latest industry trends, Brussels news, among other interesting topics

International Tours

Study & store tours to discover innovation trends, get inspiration and explore new markets


EU affairs: Discussions with the EU institutions and policy makers, European Social Dialogue, information on market challenges in the different countries, Code of conduct with retailers

International Events

Global DIY Summit, International Workshops, Trade fairs, Speed datings

Global DIY Summit –
The Networking Event

The Global DIY Summit is the world’s major event where retailers and manufacturers from the home improvement and garden centre industry have the opportunity for an exchange of views of current and future developments within the global market.

It is jointly organised by the European DIY-Retail Association (EDRA),
the Global Home Improvement Network (GHIN) and 
the Home Improvement Manufacturers Association (HIMA).





Reinhard Wolff

President, HIMA

HIMA will focus on engaging with members, offering activities and
initiatives that are strategic in nature and focused in future challenges across the world. We continue to expand and tailor our member services, offer a wide range of Home Improvement, DIY, Building Materials and Garden market data, increase the quality of our networking events as we have done with the Global DIY Summit, represent the interests of our industry on an International level, amongst other projects that will increase our visibility in the industry. As a result of these initiatives, we expect a considerable international expansion of our association in the coming years.

Our Mission

We enable our members to face the future based on three basic pillars:
networking, knowledge and lobby.
HIMA communicates to all the home improvement, DIY, building materials, furniture and gardening stakeholders: National associations, manufacturers and suppliers, logistics partners, retailers, end consumer, government bodies, media, financial world and service providers.
  • Networking
  • Knowledge
  • Lobby

“We enable our members to face the future”

Who are we?

HIMA origins lie in the the European Federation of DIY Manufacturers (fediyma), which was created in March 2000 by its founding members BHETA (United Kingdom), Herstellerverband Haus & Garten (Germany) and Inoha (France). FEBIN (Belgium), MADE4DIY (Italy), AFEB (Spain) and IVG (Germany) have also joined the federation in recent years. All together they represent 78% of the European home improvement market with over 850 member companies.

From Our Clients

Why should you join the largest network of home improvement manufacturers and suppliers?

“By providing to us EU policy knowledge and International market expertise, HIMA enabled our members to strengthen their brand value at an international level.”
Caroline van der Voort

General Manager, FEBIN

HIMA provides us with exclusive the most up to date knowledge and trends in the industry.”
Ivan Bartolucci

General Manager, MADE4DIY

HIMA has created valuable opportunities for a dialogue and exchange of best practices with retailers, suppliers and other trade associations around the world.”
Olga Fuertes Cabassa

Vice-President, AFEB

“Being part of HIMA has helped us to expand our network of contacts through the international events.”

Anna Hackstein

General Manager, IVG


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