Company profile

Since 1894 the family company A. Sochor & Co GmbH has been successful in the building materials trade. The company began its trading activity with the sale of building material and solid fuels. Thanks to specialisation, a segmentation into the following business areas was carried out within the last decade:

Specialist trade: Building material and tile business
Retail trade: OBI do-it-yourself stores

In the building materials business, BauWelt Sochor is the founding shareholder of the BauWelt Interbaustoff Bau- und Wohnbedarfs marketing company. Since 1995, the company is franchisee of the company OBI Bau- und Heimwerker system headquarter GmbH and runs 4 OBI do-it-yourself stores in Vienna and Lower Austria.

The foundations for this economic and social company success are:

  • Outstanding services for our customers
  • A broad and deep range in all distribution channels
  • Very high quality standards
  • Taking on responsibility towards the society and environment
  • Future-oriented action

Products and services

Products

  • Building materials (wholesale and retail)
  • Tiles (wholesale and retail)
  • Paint & varnishes
  • Wood
  • Doors, gates, frames
  • Tools/machines and hardware
  • Sanitary and bathroom equipment
  • Tiles and parquet
  • Household and interior decoration
  • Garden

Selection of services

  • Delivery
  • Quantity determination
  • Bathroom planning
  • Construction site support
  • Comprehensive offer of rental appliances
  • Woodcutting
  • Expert advice
  • Quality guarantee
  • Vans for self-collectors

Chronicle

1894

Alois Sochor commences the trade with building materials and solid fuels as an independent merchant in 1010 Vienna, Elisabeth Street 5.

1907

Employment of the considerably younger Sigmund Hutschinski as working proprietor.

1940

Relocation of company headquarters to 1040 Vienna, Bruckner Street 8.

Storage location: Vienna Northern railway station and Matzleinsdorf freight station (today do-it-yourself store 1100 Vienna, Triester Street 10)

1972/73

First extension of the office building Triester Street

Relocation of the sale of pottery from Elisabeth Street to Triester Street.

1980-1987

Successive openings of Sochor hardware stores in Oeynhausen, Triester Street, Brünner Street and Wiener Neudorf.

1985

Award of the Austrian national coat of arms

1994

100-year-celebration of BauWelt Sochor at the Vienna Concert Hall

1995

Conclusion of franchise contracts with OBI Austria with a turnover of 5.8 million EUR at that time and approximately 250 employees; a formal separation between the building materials trade A. Sochor (Sochor) and the hardware stores A. Sochor (OBI) is carried out.

1997

Opening of the OBI Market Hadik Street.

1998

Opening of the OBI market Vösendorf, closure of the location Wiener Neudorf

2002

Opening of the OBI market Baden, closure of the location Oeynhausen

2009

Opening of the retail park Oeynhausen, closure of the location Brünner Street

2011

Re-opening of the building materials trade Sochor on the Triester Street

2014

Building and opening of the OBI market Triester Street, Vienna 10

2015

Establishment of a retail park in Wiener Neudorf

2017

Complete reconstruction of OBI Vösendorf
Unternehmensgruppe Sochor
Address
Brucknerstraße 8
1040 Wien
Phone
+43 1 505 36 01
Fax
+43 1 505 62 57
Established
1894
Employees
ca. 550
Services & Contact
• Hardware stores
• Building materials
• Garden technology / garden tools
• Living

The Sochor group is proud to be awardee of the Austrian national coat of arms since 1985. Together with all our employees we will continue to strive to be a reliable guarantor for high quality in all business areas thanks to outstanding services and continuous implementation of social responsibility.

Mag. Markus Hutschinski, Management