Descours & Cabaud
Supplies and Equipment
for Industry and the Construction sector

720 selling points worldwide

FRANCE : 430 selling points

An exceptional network in France

The professionals of Industry, Construction, Water and Landscape can count on a strong presence of our networks in France, on average a store every 40 kilometers away.

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AUSTRIA : 8 selling points


Steyr Werner specialises in selling industrial supplies, especially in the MRO and PPE sectors. Its head office is located in the outskirts of the capital, Wien (Vienna). This company has 200 people employed in eight sales outlets.

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BELGIUM : 12 selling points


Being the undisputed leader in the industrial supply distribution sector (MRO - Maintenance Repairs and Operational materials), IMES wants to be the most competent partner for businesses who are looking for an efficient and cost effective solution for their MRO product management.

Both as a multi-specialist and generalist distributor in the range as well as a specialist in the products.

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Descours & Cabaud entered in 2008 in the capital of the company VAN DEN BROECK, located in Herentals in Belgium, trading of industrial supplies, electrical tools, welding, E.P.I. located in Herenthout.

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CZECH Republic: 3 selling points
SLOVAKIA: 8 selling points


Between 2006 and 2008, Descours & Cabaud took over the companies SLS and Technaco CZ in Slovakia. In April 2010, the 2 companies merged to become SLS-TECHNACO. It has a total of 8 selling points present in the two countries.

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The company DELUX was taken over in 2011, and is the leader in the PPE distribution sector in Slovakia, with locations in Vráble and in the Czech Republic in Podebrady.


During 2018, SLS-TECHNACO and DELUX Companies merged to become DEXIS SLOVAKIA.

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GERMANY : 3 sales oulets


TKD GmbH focuses on OEM solutions and MRO activities. Today, its main activity is the manufacturing and the supply of precision ball bearings and slewing rings.

We offer 0.400 mm to 150 mm precision balls of various qualities and materials, used in furniture slide-rail systems, by the distributors in the pharmaceutical and cosmetic sectors and also rails for car seats, pens, bearings, ...

For the slewing rings, we offer a 200 mm to 3 000 mm range, also available in various materials and various precisions. The main markets are building machinery, packaging, cranes, renewable energies, the agricultural sector and many more.

To know more about our subsidiary TKD in Germany:


Situated between Frankfurt and Stuttgart in Germany, the RALA company is involved in the sectors MRO (maintenance, repair and overhaul), OEM (original equipment manufacturers) and PPE (personal protective equipment). It has 275 employees working on two sites.

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NÖLLE & NORDHORN, located in Gütersloh, in North Rhine-Westphalia, joined us in September 2020. Benefiting from an excellent reputation, the company which now has 110 employees has always offered, in addition to its product offering (hydraulic, pneumatic, industrial engineering), high value-added solutions serving the technical performance of its customers, including pneumatic measurement services, the manufacture of personalized tools or even processing and assembly hydraulic tubes. For more than 60 years, it has supported professionals in the maintenance and upkeep of their production equipment.

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One year after the acquisition of the German company NÖLLE & NORDHORN, DEXIS is strengthening its geographical footprint across the Rhine, by integrating the specialist in Personal Protective Equipment SAFELINE.
SAFELINE offers industrial players ranges of Personal Protective Equipment, associated with a global range of products for maintenance, as well as hand and power tools. Based in Dortmund, the company shines in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany's most economically active region. Founded 40 years ago, SAFELINE benefits from an expert image, focused on customer satisfaction, with 300,000 items in the catalog. This professional requirement has enabled him to significantly expand its volume of activity over the past four years. The company has also continued to strengthen its positions in its market in 2020, without being impacted by the economic crisis linked to the Covid-2019 pandemic.

With the arrival of SAFELINE, DEXIS has a total of 4 subsidiaries and 500 employees in Germany.

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ITALY : 30 selling points


Descours & Cabaud is present in Italy, with the company FEREXPERT, specialised in Building Hardware, which has two selling points, in Bologna and Ferrara...

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This company based in Mantoue, specialised in Building Hardware, joined the group in July 2012.

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In early 2019, a stake in CP Sistemi, located in Milan and Florence.
CP Sistemi specializes in the distribution of steel joinery for the building industry.

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Our Dexis brand is also present in Italy, with 21 points of sale:.


In November 2015, Descours & Cabaud starts developing in Italy when it took stakes in the CCRE company. Based in Reggio Emilia, it isspecialised in mechanical power transmission.


In december 2017, Descours & Cabaud continued developing in Italy when it bought shares in the EBI company. Based in Verone, it specialises in mechanical power transmission.

F.A.I.T Group

2019 saw buying shares in the F.A.I.T. group based in Milano and Montemurlo, a company specialised in linear guidance and mechanical power transmission.


Also in early 2019, acquisition of a stake in the company ATI (Articoli Tecnici Industriali) based in Prato and with 8 branches in Tuscany, specialized in technical supplies for the industry: bearings, power transmission, pneumatics.

So now, armed with its 21 sales outlets, the Dexis Brand can be seen in Italy.

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NETHERLANDS : 56 sales outlets


Descours & Cabaud bought into the capital of the DESTIL company in 2007. Founded in Tilburg, Netherlands, in 1865, it deals in building hardware, fixings, tools and PPE (personal protective equipment). In 2010, DESTIL took over the Syntec company (formerly CRH).
Its sales outlets have increased the workforce of DESTIL, now making it the leader for construction hardware in the Netherlands. In 2013, DESTIL merged with the LAMAN company, already subsidiary of the Group within Dexis.
Thus, DESTIL shows its determination to develop its industrial customer base and consolidate its position as leader for professional supplies in the Netherlands.
Then, in 2017, DESTIL merges with the company NOMAG, specialized in the sale of tools for industry and mechanical transmission. It has 2 points of sale near Amsterdam.

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In May 2015, the Group expanded in the Netherlands when it bought shares in the Wiek de Laat Security company. Located in Veghel, and with thirty employees, it installs and maintains building access control systems.

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Kroon BV is specialised in the sale of tools and personal protective equipment. Based in the north of the Netherlands, Kroon BV employs 100 people, has 10 branches and boasts a turnover of €21 million.
Following this acquisition, the group now has 50 points of sale in the Netherlands, generating a combined turnover of €118 million and employing 500 people.
The Netherlands is the country in which Descours & Cabaud has the largest presence, second only to France.

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PORTUGAL : 8 sales outlets


In line with its international development strategy, DESCOURS & CABAUD announces in February 2020 the acquisition of SINTIMEX in Portugal. By gaining a foothold in this country, the Group is thus continuing to build its European leadership in industrial supplies and Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)...

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Arrival in our Group, within the HYDRALIANS brand, the CUDELL company in Portugal, specializing in the fields of swimming pools, watering, treatment of water, agricultural irrigation and pumping, headquartered in Lisbon.
CUDELL has been working for almost 70 years with all players in the landscape sector, through 6 points of sale spread across the whole of Portugal.
Thanks to this acquisition, HYDRALIANS is accelerating its commercial development and taking a first step in the internationalization of the Brand.

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SPAIN : 45 sales outlets


Since 1961, METALCO has worn the colors of the group in Spain. Based in Barcelona, Valencia and Gerona, METALCO has the typical offer of our Prolians Brand.

  • Metallurgical products
  • Building & Public Works products
  • Tooling
  • Industrial supplies

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Constantly expanding, with its many sales outlets covering most of Spain, the Dexis Spain agencies, grouped under the banner of DEXIS IBERICA, employ more than 175 people. In association with the most important market brands, they daily provide maintenance and renewal services for more than 20,000 regular customers, with a full range of MRO (maintenance, repair and overhaul) products:

  • Bearings, linear guidance systems, mechanical transmission components
  • Compressed air, vacuum and nitrogen
  • Sealing
  • Lubrication
  • Industrial tools
  • Complete industrial supplies
  • Hydraulic transmission


For further information on our Dexis sales outlets in Spain :


Within the organization of DEXIS, Tecnomeca Kidelan is oriented to serve the OEM industry in the Iberian region. We provide technology solutions in the field of linear motion, mechanical transmission, aluminum profiles rotation, under our brand TKD. Our engineering department advises and provides complete studies and projects in the field of automation. We offer our product range in correlation with the needs of our customers, and we cooperate with them to provide the complete solution.

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2018 saw the arrival on the Iberian Peninsula of several companies and business specializing in the distribution of technical supplies for the industry:


    HIMATRA located in Madrid, specialized in the distribution of technical supplies for the industry;

RP Mecatronica

    The company RP Mecatronica with 2 points of sale located in Madrid and Alcazar de San Juan. This company specializes in the distribution of pneumatic supplies and automation;


    The GLOBASER company located in Seville, specializing in mechanical transmission;


    A business located in Vigo specialized in technical supplies for the industry;


    TDP: A business specializing in technical supplies for the industry, located in Madrid.

Several Spanish companies specializing in Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) have joined the group in recent years:


    Arriving in the group in 2016, specialized in the marketing of PPE, the company HELIOS DICA addresses for 20 years to a diversified clientele from sectors of the Construction and Industry sectors.
    It has two outlets located in Cantabria (Santander and Burgos) and one in Tangier in a free zone;


    Beginning of 2018, SELA and COTA LIMITE are located in La Coruña, Galicia. SELA and COTA LIMITE, PPE distributors, specialize in the production of technical garments, fall arrest systems and training users of these systems;


    Located in Vigo, Galicia, the company EMPROGAL, PPE specialist, joined the group in early 2019;


    Also in 2019 and specialist PPE, arrival of NASEGSA Company, located in Pamplona in Navarre.


    Also in 2019, Industrial Equipment PROA, PPE specialist, located in Asturias near Oviedo.

For more information on these companies, please visit their websites:

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UNITED KINGDOM : 53 selling points


In october of 2016, Descours & Cabaud achieves a historic milestone in its international expansion strategy by acquiring Hayley Group Limited in the United Kingdom.

Thanks to this acquisition, Descours & Cabaud now covers 11 European countries and thus enters the small circle of MRO B-to-B distributors able to operate over the entire European market.

Created in 1976, Hayley services all sectors of industry and has developed a great expertise in the rail, food and beverage, aggregate & cement, utilities, agricultural and engineering sectors.

With 42 branches covering the whole country from Poole to Inverness, Hayley generated in 2016 a turnover of £114 million pounds sterling (€135 million) with circa 600 employees.

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CANADA : 15 sales outlets


Descours & Cabaud moved into Canada after buying shares in two companies located in the province of Quebec. These two companies employ 125 people and are specialists in the marketing of steel, aluminium, special steels and reinforcement bars.

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In April 2015, the Group bought shares in the OUTIL PAC company, located in Canada, in the province of Quebec. It has 48 employees on its three sites in Montreal, Quebec, and Danville, and specialises in supplying tools and equipment for construction work and industry. The Group was already present in Canada since taking over the companies Acier Ouellette and Acier Campi in April 2014.

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As part of its international development strategy, the Group strengthened its position in Canada in November 2015 with the takeover of INTERCITY INDUSTRIAL, based in Thunder Bay, Ontario. Specialising in the sale of tools and equipment for construction work and industry, it brings to six the number of the Group’s outlets in Canada.

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Based in Barrie, near Toronto, NORTHERN SAFETY specializes in Personal Protective Equipment (PPE). It proposes a range of 45,000 products, which allows the company to offer its clients a highly personalized service, irrespective of their size or activity sector.

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To strengthen the Group's presence in Canada, the company OTTAWA FASTENERS SUPPLY, located in Ottawa (Ontario) joined us in 2017. This company specializing in Fasteners, Bolts and Screws, tools and building supplies has two outlets in Ottawa.

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Arrived in the group in early 2019 with 3 outlets located in Ontario (Thunder Bay, Sudbury and Sault Ste. Marie), EQUIPMENT WORLD specializes in the distribution of equipment for construction, PPE and various storage equipment.

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USA : 50 selling points


Descours & Cabaud has been present in the United States since 1979 with DILLON SUPPLY and its 22 agencies based in 7 states: North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Indiana, Kentucky, Tennessee and Virginia.

DILLON SUPPLY offers its clients the following main product families:

  • Steels and Tubes
  • Lifting and Handling machinery
  • Industrial supplies
  • Abrasives
  • Personal Protective Equipment
  • Cutting tools
  • Hand tools
  • Mechanical transmission devices
  • Electric tooling
  • Industrial valves and fitting equipment
  • Industrial paints
  • Mounting
  • Industrial materials

To know more about our subsidiary Dillon Supply in the USA:

BMG Metals

Having joined the Group in July 2012, BMG Metals with its headquarters located in Richmond (Virginia), has 6 agencies in Virginia, North Carolina and Maryland.

The company distributes metallurgical products, aluminium and stainless steel and includes a conversion section (plasma and oxy welding); it also has a reinforcing manufacturing workshop.

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HAHN Systems

Founded almost 80 years ago, HAHN Systems operates 6 points of sale in Indiana, Michigan, Kentucky and Illinois. In these areas of strong economic activity, the company services a very diverse clientele in the construction and manufacturing sectors. It offers extensive ranges of products and services, including fittings and tools, compressors, abrasives, mastics, portable electrical tools and PPE. It also rents equipment, such as lifting systems.

VIPER INDUSTRIAL PRODUCTS (Little Rock, Arkansas) and CNT - CONTRACTOR NAIL & TOOL (Mount Pleasant, Caroline du sud) joined Hahn Systems in 2017.

To find out more about HAHN Systems and its subsidiaries in the USA :

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Beginning of 2019, equity investment in PROFAST located in Tampa, Florida.
With 8 branches, PROFAST specializes in the supply of materials and tools for residential construction, particularly in the field of wood, a very common building material in the United States.

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