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ProMaterial launches a new distribution network for the construction industry

Dusseldorf, 12 November 2018 - ProMaterial is the new technology network specializing in online sales of construction products. The innovative sales concept supports the search for and the purchase of building materials within milliseconds in different channels. ProMaterial already lists 200 manufacturers with 500,000 products for sale in Germany, Austria and Switzerland.

The high-performance sales solution enables manufacturers and distributors to present building materials momentarily via various sales channels on the Internet and to sell them efficiently. All buyer groups find information about products in the required format for use in BIM or calculation systems or more easily via a webshop, app or tablet. For construction companies and end customers, the order becomes more convenient and the offer richer and more transparent. As technology provider ProMaterial is not a market participant.

In January 2019, ProMaterial will be represented at the trade fair BAU 2019 for the first time. At booth C5/100 the first customer portal based on the ProMaterial technology will be presented live.

Before founding ProMaterial at the beginning of 2018, CEO Dirk Schaper was managing director of HOCHTIEF ViCon GmbH, an international provider of services for virtual construction and building information modeling (BIM) for eleven years. The graduated civil engineer also has an additional thirteen years of practical experience in construction management and as leader of strategic innovation initiatives within HOCHTIEF's corporate development. With the ProMaterial concept, Dirk Schaper realizes his longtime vision for digitized distribution within the construction industry.

Dirk Schaper explains: "With an experienced team we decided to found ProMaterial. Our new international network connects supply and demand and brings additional business opportunities for all market participants."

About ProMaterial:
ProMaterial is the new technology network specialized in the online distribution of construction products. The high-performance distribution solution enables manufacturers and distributors to present and efficiently sell construction materials and products with excellent data quality via various channels on the Internet. ProMaterial itself is a technology supplier and not a market participant. All groups of buyers find information about the products in the required form, in industry software solutions, online marketplaces, BIM or calculation systems or more simply via web shop. Professional customers and end users can more conveniently order a wider range of products. Under the auspices of buildingSMART International (bSI), ProMaterial is working with the industry to develop a new manufacturer-neutral description format for the properties of construction products. UniversalTypes, supported by many other software partners, are introduced in 21 country organizations of bSI.

Press contact
Illa Eggers
PR & Marketing

E-Mail: illa.eggers@promaterial.com
Tel: +49 - (0) 2154 896939
Fax: +49 - (0) 211 933 01 - 60
Web: www.promaterial.com

ProMaterial GmbH
Burghofstraße 40, 40223 Düsseldorf, Germany