About Us

FEST is Europe’s central trade body representing the national associations of wholesalers engaged in the distribution of plumbing and heating products across Europe. FEST works with the various national associations to lobby the EU Commission on matters concerning industry regulation, often in close collaboration with the major European manufacturer and professional installer trade bodies.

FEST membership currently constitutes the wholesaler associations of the following 17 countries: Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, Luxembourg, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, The Netherlands, and the United Kingdom.

Our members represent:

800 Individual Member companies, €40 billion turnover, 8300 branches, 112,000 Employees.

Associate Members include: Bosch, Dornbracht, Geberit, Grundfos, Hansgrohe, Ideal Standard, Kaldewei, Reflex, Rettig, Sanha, Vasco, Walraven and Wilo.

FEST membership offers wholesalers from across Europe the opportunity to meet up with like-minded individuals to discuss best practice and encourage the flow of new trading methodologies that improve operational efficiency throughout the entire supply chain.

As the environmental aspects and technical complexity of products in the plumbing and heating sector increases, FEST promotes the vital role of the professional wholesaler in educating installers and end-consumers in the correct choice of materials sourced from suppliers worldwide.