New web presence pbs holding ag Key figures,
Stores and co.
Learn More Learn More Learn More The world in our hand Together we make it greener again! Click here for sustainability at PBS Holding AG Click here for sustainability at PBS Holding AG

The PBS Holding Group, headquartered in Wels, Austria, is one of the leading office product distributors and resellers in Europe and is now represented in eight countries by more than 20 companies whose business purpose is trading in products in the paper, office supplies and stationery segment.

Current Topics

Employee meets employer

Pencil, pad and Co. as part of your life!

We are happy to be part of the Upper Austrian Job Week as an employer this year…

Sustainability

Our clear commitment:

The world in our hands. Together we are making it greener again.

The issue of insect disappearance is also a focus of sustainability for us. In 2018, we launched the “Save the Bees” initiative in Austria, contributing to a healthy ecosystem.

Corona-Consequences

Two years of pandemic

Corona naturally also has an impact on PBS Holding AG and its companies in all countries. Complete lockdowns caused sales declines in both the wholesale and B2B segments.

Business areas

The PBS Holding Group is multi-channel capable and plays a leading role in wholesale and direct sales in the respective countries. It is one of Europe’s market leaders in both the wholesale and B2B sectors. By serving two business models, it creates extensive synergies on the one hand, and on the other hand enables a unique service offering with a wide range of products.

Wholesale

We source our articles internationally. This is how the specialised trade buys its branded products efficiently and economically. Our own brand Q-CONNECT® offers a low-priced alternative. It has more than 2,500 articles throughout Europe and is developed and distributed together with the international partners of INTERACTION-Q-CONNECT.

B2B

Small and medium-sized businesses are looked after by our büroprofi partners on a franchise basis individually, personally and in combination with the most modern logistics services and ordering media

B2C

Staying individual together! SKRIBO is the joint umbrella brand of more than 150 owner-managed stationery shops in Austria and Germany

News

Overview of the PBS Group

Countries

Austria
Deutschland
Italy
Poland
Czech Republic
Slovakia
Slovenia
Hungary

Mil. EURO Sales (2021)

EUR 84,915
EUR 91,488
EUR 21,843
EUR 44,046
EUR 62,563
EUR 23.552
EUR 7,015
EUR 23,519

Employees

281
283
27
88
396
134
45
160

Webquote

68,47 %
80,45 %
100 %
85,82 %
80,09 %
82,13 %
35,50 %
51,89 %

Dr. Richard Scharmann, CEO PBS Holding AG

Dr. Richard Scharmann, CEO of PBS Holding AG, was this year’s recipient of the Industry Achievement Award at the European Office Products Awards 2021 of OPI – Office Products International. Paired with the Wholesales of the Year award in 2020, OPI News Editor Andy Braithwaite spoke with Dr. Scharmann shortly after this year’s awards ceremony about what the award meant to him, how PBS weathered the COVID crisis, market trends and recent acquisitions.