Erbauer sold off

Discussion in 'Screwfix' started by Bigdavuk94, Dec 19, 2018.

  1. Bigdavuk94

    Bigdavuk94 New Member

    Yes Folkes erbauer is no more . Screwfix no longer having erbauer . They cancelled contract and now b&q are selling them under erbauer ext with different battery set up be warned all
  2. chippie244

    chippie244 Super Member

    Screwfix and B&Q are both owned by the same company, Kingfisher.
  3. gpierce

    gpierce Active Member

    I always assumed Erbaur was a Kingfisher company anyway?
  4. chippie244

    chippie244 Super Member

    It's just generic tools made in China and badged up.
  5. Bigdavuk94

    Bigdavuk94 New Member

    Thankyou for the info . Was not sure . It will be interesting to see if the design goes back to the wider battery case like in South America still have
  6. DIYDave.

    DIYDave. Screwfix Select

    And given a German sounding name to perhaps imply ‘quality’

    It’s a subtle marketing ploy that helps to bolster the brand image - possibly :)
  7. btiw2

    btiw2 Screwfix Select

    It might be my OCD, but it’s always bothered me that it’s not quite German.

    “He builds” would be Erbaut. Erbauer means “he farmer” - although thinking about it, farmers work with s*** too.
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  8. goldenboy

    goldenboy Super Member

    Erbauer stuff on a par with Lidl and Aldi middle aisle stuff. Good value but only for occasional use
  9. goldenboy

    goldenboy Super Member

    Bastian Schweinsteiger is my favourite. Bastian the pig poker.
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  10. Isitreally

    Isitreally Super Member

    Or if you believe the youtube vids, Lidl range Parkside out perform Bosch. :rolleyes::rolleyes:

  11. chippie244

    chippie244 Super Member

    Toolstation's own range has a Germanic too, can't think what it is though.
  12. Graham Alexander

    Graham Alexander New Member

    Kingfisher a massive corporation, what really frosts my cookies is the new range the so called EXT range have different wiring pins so you cant switch between new and old.... so you gotta go out and buy new batteries and chargers as with most ive got the old ones comming out of my ears ( knew I should have stuck to uying BOSCH.......
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  13. MozzyMarr

    MozzyMarr Member

    This is the issue with third brand stuff. I know if I buy a Makita drill there is a chance it is still made by another firm in China but at least I know I will always get support from Makita. With own brand stuff you just don't know what you're getting. If the company is making a good margin on the tools they can afford to offer good warranties etc knowing that 30% may be returned within the warranty. The warranty is accounted for in the price.
  14. BonzoTheDog

    BonzoTheDog New Member

    Is the Toolstation brand called Bauker?
  15. chippie244

    chippie244 Super Member

  16. mcooper2406

    mcooper2406 Active Member

    Think it's something like Einhill? Or is that an actual brand?
  17. AlvyChippy

    AlvyChippy Active Member

    will not be missed, Rest In Pieces
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  18. CGN

    CGN Screwfix Select

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  19. Heat

    Heat Screwfix Select

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  20. CGN

    CGN Screwfix Select

    Tbh, I buy the occasional power tool from Lidl. Look a bit more ‘pro’ than Aldi :D

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