Metcash’s Independent Hardware Group (IHG) is the largest independent hardware group in Australia, and a leader when it comes to servicing the Trade market.
Mitre 10 is the ‘mighty helpful’ hardware store and the largest independent network of hardware operators with over 300 stores, located in metro and regional areas, across Australia. Mitre 10’s Trade customers include national residential builders through to the local handyman – with the right service and products to help tradies ‘get in, get out and get on with it’.
Home Timber & Hardware also has a national footprint of approximately 180 stores with a strong Trade focus, highlighted by its ‘Go Where the Tradies Go’ brand essence.
In addition to the Mitre 10 and Home Timber & Hardware brands, IHG supports independent operators under the small format convenience banners Thrifty-Link Hardware and True Value Hardware, as well as a number of unbannered independent operators. IHG also includes a full bathroom and kitchen appliance offer through the wholly owned Hardings business.
In 2020, Metcash announced that it had completed the acquisition of a 70% interest in Total Tools. Total Tools is the largest independent tool network in Australia.
IHG is Australia’s largest home improvement wholesaler supplying more than 1,500 stores nationwide. These stores cater to a broad range of Trade and DIY customers and range from large format warehouses to convenience operations and Trade centres, as well as frame and truss sites in two States.
Under the IHG network, we have a clear mandate to support the growth of Independents within the hardware sector in Australia by helping them to be ‘The Best Store in Town’.
The culture of IHG is built on being a low cost and transparent business partner to our members, with an unwavering commitment to protect and grow a sustainable independent hardware sector for the long term.