Founded in 1990 FEGIME is a European-wide group of electrical wholesalers whose members collaborate to improve all aspects of business. The name was agreed in 1993 at the Berlin congress between members from France, Germany, Italy, Spain and UK. It stands for Fédération Européenne des Grossistes Indépendants en Matériel Electrique.
Over the coming years many more nations joined including Holland, Ireland, Portugal and Poland. As of 2018 FEGIME boasts 18 national organisations comprising 230 members with over 1,150 branches who are active over 27 national markets.
FEGIME is principally made up of family owned businesses.
Countries covered by FEGIME members
1989–1990: France & Spain
1990–1993: Germany, Italy & UK
1994: The Netherlands
2009: Russia, Ukraine, Finland & Baltics
2013: Greece & Israel