About US

Building the future

HIMA is an international network of suppliers and manufacturers of home improvement, DIY, gardening, building materials and furniture industries.

HIMA has a legal base in Belgium to facilitate itself closer to European lobbying activities. The operational base is located in Germany within the offi ce of Herstellerverband Haus & Garten, the German member association.

For many years HIMA has maintained a close relationship with the USA Home Improvement market, in particular with Retailers, with Trade fairs and with local consultancies.

HIMA explores Asia by the means of organising study trips to discover innovations from leading markets worldwide, such as China.

HIMA has established connections with international partners from Africa and Australia through the networking link with EDRA and GHIN.

HIMA international coverage is also supported by International best practice workshops.


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

Since 2010, the Global DIY Summit is jointly organised by HIMA, the European DIY-Retail Association (EDRA) and the Global Home Improvement Network (GHIN). This event brings together 1100 executive managers from 55 countries around the world.

Our Executive Team

An International team ready to asses you with any questions you may have.

Ralf Rahmede

Ralf Rahmede

General Manager

Iñaki Maillard

Iñaki Maillard

Comm. & Marketing Manager

Karina Kulichenko

Karina Kulichenko

Member Services Coordinator

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Please send us a message for any questions regarding our services and membership.