About us

The 13 Intercoop Members are companies from Germany, Austria, France, Belgium, Portugal, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Italy and Switzerland. Meaning and purpose is the joint purchase from selected suppliers. In this way, strong negotiating positions can be obtained.

The IC Members represent a great sales potential. We offer the possibility to potential producers, to enter into a potential pan-European market, which has about 4'000 shops.

A turnover of over 5 billion Euro is achieved together. The Intercoop is clear in a growth phase. 

The individual Members order the articles according to their needs directly from the respective producer.

Portrait

Further to the positive experience and the success of the predecessor company, the Intercoop House & Garden Cooperative (IC) was formed on January 1, 2009. It is a cooperative under Swiss law. The – today officially called IC – cooperative has relocated its headquarters from Dotzigen to Biel.

Continuity remains: The current structure of the IC as European purchasing organisation was already draw in the then developed statutes. This continues to represent the strategic and operative orientation of the cooperative. 

Organisation

The responsability of the Intercoop House & Garden Cooperative is held by the president Lukas Rosshart and the CEO Juan Krapf.

The Board of administration counts seven members and comprises, along with the president and vice president, Mssrs. Juan Krapf, Laurent Labattut, Thomas Marx, Wolfgang Schröcker and Thomas Wiesner. The executive board consists of Juan Krapf (CEO) and Dorothea Schmitt (CPO).

BOARD OF ADMINISTRATION

LUKAS ROSSHART

Chairman of the Board of Directors

ERNST HUNKELER

Board of Directors member

 

JUAN KRAPF

Delegate director of the Board

LAURENT LABATTUT

Board of Directors member

 

THOMAS MARX

Board of Directors member

 

WOLFGANG SCHRÖCKER

Board of Directors member

 

THOMAS WIESNER

Board of Directors member

 

Executive board

JUAN KRAPF

CEO

 

DOROTHEA SCHMITT

CPO

AGENTS

Quality creates trust. Quality must must be sustainable. Quality must be forward-looking. 

We have made these principles as our motto. Our agents also act accordingly – worldwide. And: This allows us to ensure that the IC outlets dispose of good quality and inspected products in their shop shelves.

KAROLA DE LA PEÑA

 

TAN NGUYEN

HAO WEN

 

History

As early as twenty years ago, the Intercoop Europe Garden Center Group was founded by the then members. The objective was and is the cooperation and a unified marketing strategy between the Members around the world. Over time, the need for the international cooperation in this field has proven. This success allows our company to grow continually. Nowadays we have 14 European Members

2008 followed the step in the present business form: The Intercoop House & Garden Cooperative (IC) was set up as cooperative. We are ruled in accordance with the Swiss law. In July 2014 we finally transferred the headquarters from Dotzigen to Biel.

The sustainable and constant development is extremely important for us. Since 2014, the division «Procurement» has been well-developed. In order to deliver optimum services to our Members, we also cover the categories garden, small animals & agriculture, do-it yourself as well as household.

In the past years, great care has been taken for the conclusion of framework agreements. Our aim is that the IC can have worldwide around 400 preferred suppliers. by the end of 2018.

The responsibility is held by our president, Mr. Lukas Rosshart and by the CEO Juan Krapf and vice president, Mr. Ernst Hunkeler. 

CONTACT US

Intercoop House & Garden Cooperative

Zentralstrasse 63

CH-2502 Biel

Phone +41 (0)32 545 0000

Fax +41 (0)32 545 0045

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