One of the leading international associations for professional hygiene

DHYS is one of the leading international trade associations for professional hygiene, featuring seven prominent European wholesale groups and around 120 family-run member companies in 25 countries.

Take advantage of our strengths

  • International sales, logistics and service
  • Excellent brand portfolio
  • Efficient cost management
  • Market competence, trade autonomy and knowledge transfer to achieve customer satisfaction
  • Continual development of synergy and innovation

Business management

President

Klaus Agsteiner, GVS

Vice President

Philippe Scemama, GEH

Finance Director

Pedro Rodrigues, DINO

Secretary

Marc Ceron, DINO

Assessor

Matthias Ikas, GVS

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Assessor

Graziano Roma, We Italia

Head Office

Madrid, Plaza Conde Valle Suchil

Partner in international trade

The DHYS Group offers great prospects for internationally active customers.

  • Supply of excellent products and services
  • International sales and complete logistics service
  • Cooperation with strategic brand suppliers
  • Global procurement (manufacturer brands and private labels)
  • Sophisticated, web-based e-commerce solutions

Shared strategy

We look to the future and take our partners on board.

  • Constant monitoring of markets
  • Development of an international private label strategy
  • Efficient process and cost management
  • Knowledge transfer
  • Commitment to a sustainable corporate culture
  • Creation of synergy and innovation
  • Establishing new business relationships

Milestones

For almost 40 years, we have been applying future-oriented thinking in terms of hygiene.

2013

Formation of DHYS Group by GEH (founded 1981) and DINO (founded 1993)

2014

GVS (founded 1976) joins DHYS Group

2015

We Italia (founded 2012) and Europap (founded 1997) join DHYS Group

2016

Socius Network and Eurosan join DHYS Group

Facts & figures

  • Founded 2013
  • One of the leading international association for professional hygiene
  • Currently seven European wholesale groups
  • Approx. 120 member companies
  • Decades of family-run company tradition
  • 158 sites in 25 countries
  • Approx. 3,000 employees (consultation, technology and service)
  • Proprietary transport systems (approx. 1,200 vehicles)
  • More than 80,000 products in the range
  • Global procurement (manufacturer brands and private labels)
  • Sales: approx. 865 million euros

Implementation: 158 sites in 25 countries

DHYS draws its strength from the profile of its members, who are steeped in tradition and successfully work together in five autonomous trading groups in Europe and beyond. There are around 120 members in total and, with 158 sites in 25 countries, they ensure that the economic

objectives are not only coordinated but also undergo continuous further development. The benefits can be enjoyed by international customers, suppliers and even potential new members.

DINO

Spain, Portugal, Andorra and Angola

GEH

France, Switzerland and Réunion

GVS

Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Luxembourg, Belgium, The Netherlands, Hungary, Romania, Slovakia, Czech Republic and Albania

WE ITALIA

Italy

EUROPAP

Slovenia, Macedonia and the Republic of Serbia

SOCIUS NETWORK

UK, Ireland and the Channel Islands

EUROSAN

Bosnia-Herzegovina and the Republic of Serbia

Our members

The DHYS Group is an integrated network currently consisting of seven European wholesale groups that specialise in professional hygiene and are among the leading corporate groups in their home countries.

GVS at a glance – brief profile

  • Founded: 1976
  • Based: Heidenheim an der Brenz
  • Head office: 16 employees
  • 18 member companies
  • 25 business premises
  • More than 1,100 employees
  • More than 180 technical advisers
  • More than 200 delivery vehicles
  • Central database with more than 60,000 items
  • Sales to: Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Luxembourg, Belgium, The Netherlands, Hungary, Romania, Slovakia, Czech Republic and Albania
  • QM certification according to ISO 9001:2008
  • Environmental certification according to ISO 14001:2009

Special features

  • Owner-run businesses with flat, flexible structures
  • Fast, reliable customer communication
  • Constant exchange of expertise between the GVS member companies
  • Many years of market experience
  • Excellent reputation among experts and customers
  • Solid cooperation and best procurement and sales conditions with all manufacturers
  • Flexible product range policy
  • High levels of service and consultation
  • IT-supported system services
  • Property inspections, cleaning plans, demand analyses, training, etc.

GEH at a glance – brief profile

  • Founded: 1981
  • Head office: Dijon – logistics platform and administrative department
    Purchase office in Paris
  • 14 employees
  • 20 member companies
  • 22 sites
  • 180 employees in sales and technicians
  • 100 delivery vehicles
  • Central database with more than 5,000 items (in stock)
  • Sales to France, Corsica, Switzerland, Réunion
  • Environmental certification ISO 14001 obtained in 2015

Special features

  • Among the top 5 French distributors specialising in professional hygiene
  • Product knowledge
  • Expertise in negotiation, worldwide trade and procurement
  • Major storage and logistics platform in the centre of France
  • Management of private labels
  • Expertise in launching and manufacturing products that are co-developed with suppliers worldwide
  • Common sales force software and e-procurement system
  • 100% focused on customer satisfaction
  • Combination of a global approach and regional proximity to customers
  • Capacity to develop national key account contracts
  • Breakdown of sales: 31% HORECA (hotel and catering industry) / 43% institutions / 7% medical sector / 7% industry / 6% cleaning companies / 6% miscellaneous

DINO at a glance – brief profile

  • Founded: 1993
  • Head office: Madrid
  • 7 employees
  • 17 member companies
  • 27 business premises
  • More than 900 employees
  • More than 110 technical advisers
  • More than 150 delivery vehicles
  • Central database with more than 6,000 items
  • Sales to: Spain, Portugal, Andorra, Angola, Cape Verde
  • QM certification according to ISO 9001:2008
  • Environmental certification according to ISO 14001:2009

Special features

  • Software interface between customers and members
  • Owner-run businesses with flat, flexible structures
  • Fast, reliable customer communication
  • Constant exchange of expertise between the DINO member companies
  • Many years of market experience
  • Excellent reputation among experts and customers
  • Oldest group in Spain
  • High-quality brand in the area of chemical products
  • Solid cooperation and best procurement and sales conditions with all manufacturers
  • Flexible product range policy
  • High levels of service and consultation
  • IT-supported system services
  • Property inspections, cleaning plans, demand analyses, training, etc.
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WE ITALIA at a glance – brief profile

  • Founded: 2012 (formerly Eurocom and Masterteam since 1989/2000)
  • Head office: Bologna
  • 41 branches
  • More than 220 employees
  • More than 60 technical advisers
  • More than 200 delivery vehicles
  • Central database with more than 16,000 items (including key strategic suppliers)
  • Sales to: Italy

Special features

  • One of the top Italian distributors in professional cleaning and hygiene
  • ‘Think global – act local’, combination of a global approach and strong local customer relations thanks to our significant market presence (more than 50 warehouses and more than 350 sales reps)
  • Family-run businesses with entrepreneurial thinking and behaviour
  • Reliability, flexibility, tradition, innovation, continuity; long-term view
  • Many years of market experience (since 1989)
  • National and international customers
  • Solid cooperation with national and international suppliers
  • Management of private labels (We Clean, We Soft, Wellness, We Mix, We Care, Linea Tissue, Fast&Go, etc.)
  • Central warehouse and logistics platform in Bologna
  • Knowledge of products and services
  • High level of service
  • IT system supporting national and international customers
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EUROPAP at a glance – brief profile

  • Founded: 1997
  • Head office: Ljubljana, Slovenia
  • 2 branches: Skopje, Macedonia; Belgrade, Serbia
  • 50 employees
  • 7 technical advisers
  • 15 delivery vehicles
  • Central database with more than 3,500 items
  • Sales to: Slovenia, Croatia, Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Macedonia
  • Environmental certification according to: FSC® and PEFC™

Special features

  • One of the top Slovenian distributors; specialised in the
    AFH sector
  • In-house production of tissue-paper products,
    production of private labels
  • Providing high-quality products and services in all areas
    for the benefit of customers and employees
  • Offering customers optimum and reliable control over
    hygiene
  • Boasting the expertise for technical and technological
    support
  • Accommodating individual needs and requirements of
    our users

SOCIUS Network at a glance – brief profile

  • Founded: 2008
  • Head office: Sayers Common, UK
  • 3 employees
  • 18 Member Companies
  • 24 Business Locations
  • More than 600 employees
  • More than 200 delivery vehicles
  • Sales to UK, Ireland & the Channels Islands

Special features

  • Owner run businesses
  • Fast, reliable customer communication
  • Constant exchange of Knowledge between SOCIUS member companies
  • Many years of experience
  • Strong Procurement strategy
  • Private Label Range
  • Environmental Friendly Product Range
  • Excellent reputation with the market

EUROSAN at a glance – brief profile

  • Founded: 1998
  • Head office: Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • 4 companies: Mostar, Sarajevo, Banja Luka, Bosnia and Herzegovina; Belgrade, Serbia
  • 350 employees
  • 25 technical advisers
  • 25 delivery vehicles
  • Central database with more than 3500 items
  • Sales to: Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro and Serbia
  • QM certification according to ISO 9001:2008

Special features

  • High quality brands in portfolio
  • Family run business
  • High market share
  • High level of customer service and satisfaction
  • Biggest cleaning service Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Strong HORECA and institutions sector
  • Experienced human resources
  • Strong brand name in Balkans
  • 4 warehouses in total