1997 to 2000 - THE FOUNDATIONS
Philippe Marie creates BUILDER SAS, which will later become the B.F.T.G. then BUILDER SYSTEMS, with the desire to offer DIY and gardening products to as many people as possible under private labels. This is an industry that he knows well. Aware of the ecological stakes that the consumption of everyday goods will represent, he spent several months in China, forging solid relationships with his local suppliers before setting up his own offices in Hangzhou. Close to the factories, the office controls the quality of products before exporting.
2000 to 2004 - OWN BRANDS
With the desire to develop a range of permanent DIY and garden products, the group is developing its own brands to adapt to an increasingly competitive market. BUILDER (1997 - brand of home products), FEIDER (2000 - brand of DIY products), TCK GARDEN (2004 - brand of gardening products), and GENYX (2004 - specialist in gardening) were born successively. energy production). 4 brands, 4 initials but one goal, to make B (uilder) F (eider) T (ck) G (enyx) an innovative, responsible and efficient force for proposals in the tooling market.
2005 to 2011 - SERVICES
BFTG is developing services around the product: management of spare parts & repair, why throw away our equipment, when we can repair it? A pioneer on the subject, REPARDURABLE, renamed SWAP-EUROPE in 2011, will quickly become the leading European catalog of spare parts dedicated to gardening and DIY. Its network of repair stations now extends across Europe and Russia with more than 600 partners.
2012 - PROFESSIONAL RANGES
To meet the need for reliable, powerful and specialized tools, while remaining affordable, Builder Systems is launching a professional range aimed at craftsmen, gardeners, landscapes and green space maintenance technicians.
2014 to 2018 - LICENSES
Pursuing its policy of expansion and recognized for the strength of its international organization, B.F.T.G obtains licenses for global brands. HYUNDAI, in 2015 for 5 European countries, the Korean brand expert in heat engines. ENERGIZER in 2017 for Europe, Scandinavia and North Africa, the American brand with indisputable know-how on the battery. One more step towards clean and controlled energy.
2019 - RECYCLING
In 2020, the desire to limit our impact on the environment becomes the heart of our development: the group decides to build a warehouse in Verdun-sur-Garonne to devote its tool reconditioning and recycling activity to it, in parallel the launch of its site dedicated to the sale of reconditioned products re-used.eu.
With its latest reworking and reconditioning services to give new life to products, BFTG now covers the most responsible ecosystem which is around the tool. BUILDER SYSTEMS has just been born…