Who are we?
The Frans Bonhomme Group is the leading multi-channel distributor of materials and solutions for networks and infrastructures. Thanks to the complementary expertise of its employees, the Group offers its customers–from Independent Contractors to Key Accounts–a unique range of products and services, and exceptional proximity with over 400 sales outlets in France and Spain.
We invariably address issues beyond these commitments: ensuring quality of life in the workplace, promoting employee skill development and encouraging social dialogue are the foundations of our Human Resource and Corporate Social Responsibility Policies.
Our CSR policy is built on four pillars which incorporate the 10 principles of the UN Global Compact:
Be a responsible player in Construction and Civil engineering
Develop and offer a relevant offer of quality products, environmentally-friendly and high societal value
Put Human Resources in the forefront
Ensure a healthy, secure work environment, conducive to the development and professional well-being of everyone
Controlling and reducing our environmental footprint
Continuously reduce our carbon footprint and our impact on the environment by responsibly managing our resource consumption (water, energy and waste)
Promoting ethics in business with responsible business practices
Adopt and encourage an exemplary individual and collective behaviour aimed at promoting responsible practices with our ecosystem
Our key figures
Mr. Frans Bonhomme opened his first building materials depot in Tours: the Etablissement F. Bonhomme. His goal was to provide a wide range of building materials for his customers in local construction businesses.
20 years later, the company experienced its first pivotal moment with the decision to specialize in networks. While visiting a trade show in Milano, Mr. Bonhomme discovered how plastic was being used for pipes and connectors which up until then had been made exclusively out of metal. A visionary with an innovation-driven entrepreneurial mindset, Mr. Bonhomme understood the advantages of this process for the construction business. He acquired the exclusive import license for this material in France. Easy to use, boasting valuable properties, this new material attracted great interest and was an immediate success.
The Blanzy Ouest company bought shares in Frans Bonhomme, marking the company’s second turning point, providing it with the means to expand nationwide. The Gennevilliers site opened in 1966, followed by Toulouse, Rouen, Belfort and Dijon.
The company continued to grow, opening its 100th site.
Over this 10-year period, the number of company sites doubled. Boasting exceptional and continuous growth, it opened over thirty sales outlets certain years.
Frans Bonhomme expanded its business beyond French borders with its SOT subsidiaries in Catalonia and MFB in the rest of Spain.
The company celebrated its 80th anniversary. Center Bridges Partners and Angelo Gordon investment funds became the main shareholders of the Frans Bonhomme Group in a context of an increasingly competitive and weakening sector. This new investment enabled the Group to reposition itself on solid ground and take advantage of improved market conditions.
This year, the Frans Bonhomme Group entered the third phase of its history, becoming a major player on a market in the throes of significant change. In December 2019, the Group bought Distribution de Matériaux pour les Travaux Publics (D.M.T.P), subsidiary of the Saint Gobain Distribution Bâtiment France Group. Founded in 2008, D.M.T.P is specialised in the sale of building materials for Public Works. Bringing our two companies together highlights the extremely complimentary nature of our businesses, providing a structural response to client-driven market evolutions. The Frans Bonhomme Group has consolidated its leadership status, and is boosting growth in line with its strategic plan, thanks namely to its network of over 400 sales outlets in France.
Purchasing, Logistics, Procurement, Transport and Machine Shops
Technology and Information Systems
Marketing and Key Accounts
Jean-Marc Le Pallec
Legal, property, Human Resources and CSR
Ile-de-France Northern Region
Frans Bonhomme Spain