In 1974, Groupe BMR inc. entered into a strategic alliance with some similar groups in Ontario and Western Canada. The purpose was evident: to increase the buying volume and to offer savings of scale to their dealers/members.
In 1997, Groupe BMR inc. started a hardware products distribution network. The success of this venture brought about the construction of a new distribution warehouse, in 2002. Groupe BMR inc. now had at its disposal a site of two million square feet and 2 warehouses totalling more than 450,000 sq. ft.; all located in Longueuil. Groupe BMR inc. completed its installations with a 50,000 sq. ft. site, in Quebec City.
More than 200 employees work at the head office and in the Groupe's warehouses. The dealers/members employ, more than 4,500 permanent employees.
The BMR dealers are independent entrepreneurs who become partners of Groupe BMR inc. on a voluntary basis. Their expertise in building materials and hardware plus an excellent knowledge of their respective markets enables them to offer their clientele, consumers as well as contractors, a highly personalized service. Their partnership with Groupe BMR inc. provides the dealers/members with real competitive advantages to the satisfaction of all their customers.