Success Story

Fa. Pinault Holz und Baumaterialien (PBM)

Noble wood stored in the tent

Pinault Holz und Baumaterialien (PBM) is the largest timber importer in France. The raw materials are partly processed and come under different names on the market. Pinault is the No. 2 in the field of wood and building materials trade in France with 250 sales outlets and hypermarkets. The company employs 6,331 people. Construction, renovation and furnishing companies account for 75% of the products. Thanks to a consistent modernization of the processing plants and logistics, Pinault offers its customers special services with individual advice.

ELVEDI Kragarmregale Typ HRZ in Zeltkonstruktion integriert Picture: ELVEDI Cantilever rack type HRZ integrated in tent construction
"Wood places high demands on storage. Firstly, it should be material-protective, and secondly, protection against the elements must be protected in the open air ", explains Edwin Müller, Head of Sales at ELVEDI. Both criteria also had to be implemented for Holz-Kretz Großhandel GmbH. With the aim of making the outdoor area available for stockpiling, the wholesaler decided for a double-sided cantilever rack with roof construction by ELVEDI. The HRZ shelving system is 28 meters long and 6.3 meters high. The trays have a useful depth of 1,200 millimeters and carry a weight of 920 kilograms each. The extragrove V-roof with a roof overhang of one meter per side provides protection from the effects of the weather. Drainage of the roof surface takes place in the middle, with corresponding downpipes to the sewer. "ELVEDI has created an urgently needed additional storage capacity for us. In particular, slats, frames, cantiles and boards can now be found in the outdoor area, "emphasizes Eberhard Kretz, Managing Director of Holz-Kretz Großhandel GmbH.

About Holz-Kretz Großhandel GmbH Holz-Kretz Wholesale GmbH offers a wide range of foliage and needle knotted timber as well as exotics, window and doorway skirts, planed goods, boards and doors.

ELVEDI is one of the leading systems suppliers and manufacturers for innovative bearing solutions. The product range includes freestanding, pallets, special and shelving racks as well as storage platforms. For more than 30 years, ELVEDI has stood for customized, customer-specific system solutions as well as partnership-based cooperation. The company convinces with high-quality products, timely delivery and comprehensive service. Founded in 1984, the company is present throughout Europe and is based in the southern Black Forest. All products are exclusively "Made in Germany" E-Mail: • Internet: