NORDWEST Handel AG is a purchasing and service association, which supports medium-sized specialist wholesalers in purchasing and marketing tools, fittings, security technology solutions, personal protective equipment, steel, as well as plumbing and heating products. It operates through the following segments: Construction and Trade Industry, Building Services, Steel, and TeamFaktor and Services. The Construction and Trade Industry segment focuses on building hardware, components, safety engineering, occupational safety, tools, technical trade, and welding. The Building Services segment offers plumbing products and provides information, administration, and financial services. The Steel segment offers products such as bright and quality steel, stainless and section steel, plate, rolled steel, as well as tubes. The TeamFaktor and Services segment comprises framework agreements and factoring business. The company was founded by Berthold Regenbogen in 1919 and is headquartered in Dortmund, Germany.