Company Profile

igefa Inhaber am grünen Tischigefa is a group of six family-run specialist wholesale groups across Germany, with

  • 30 company locations
  • 2,552 employees
  • over 170,000 items in its range
  • a turnover of over 810 million euros

The group was founded in 1975.

At that time, the founding members of igefa had one goal: They wanted to bundle their skills and support customers over many different regions from a single source. igefa was born.

All company groups within igefa are medium-sized and family-run.

They plan for the long term, and invest and grow in a sustainable way.

Their strength - even beyond Germany’s borders - is the high level of cooperation within the group.


Reliable supply solution

We mainly provide commercial bulk consumers from the following sectors:

  • Healthcare
  • Building cleaning
  • Industry
  • Transportation
  • Public facilities
  • the hotel, gastronomy and restaurant sector, and many more

with high-quality products and services for daily use.

Branchenübersicht - igefa Divisons Kataloge

We have had a trusting business relationship with many of our customers for many years - both on a regional and national basis.

igefa stands for fast, reliable delivery with a modern fleet at 30 locations.

Over 400 field service staff are available throughout Germany to provide advice on site.

As well as the efficient procurement of consumer goods, igefa customers also benefit from administrative and organisational services.

If required - for example in hospitals - we take on the in-house logistics and with the right e-business solutions, optimise order and invoice processing.

As a strong partner, igefa ensures that you, our customers, can focus more on your core business.



Corporate management with a broad perspective

All company groups within igefa have a long tradition of healthy growth.

While with stock exchange-listed major companies or investor groups, the focus is on the next annual general meeting or the price of a share, with igefa, sustainable continuation as a family-run company takes absolute priority.

The highest decision-making board at igefa consists of the owners, who are shareholders and managers from the six member groups.

At regular owner conferences, the owners make strategic and important operative decisions for the igefa group.
They elect a chairperson and at least one authorised representative, who represent igefa internally and externally, and manage the activities of the central igefa operation.

Individual representatives of the owners also constitute the igefa Sustainability Council.



Centrally controlled

The six company groups at igefa have been running a joint central operation since 2002.

Today, the central operation consists of five companies:

  • IGEFA Handelsgesellschaft
  • IGEFA Zentrallogistik
  • igefa ProMedical
  • igefa IT-Service
  • igefa E-Business – all of which are GmbH & Co. KG companies.

Over 215 staff work here, who fulfil numerous cross-regional tasks.


Darstellung der igefa Zentralgesellschaften

igefa Zentrallogistik acts as a central federal warehouse for selected product ranges:

  • Procurement
  • Storage
  • Dispatch

Peripheral assortments and sales goods in particular are stored here, and are delivered daily as required to the branch offices - in many cases also to igefa offices abroad.

In this way, products for which there is less demand are always available for all customers.


igefa ProMedical clinic supplier

Within the group, igefa ProMedical has specialised in clinic supplies.

igefa ProMedical (IPM) takes on the entire operative supply process for medical material, business and administrative requirements in hospitals:

  • operative purchasing
  • stock management
  • expiry date checks
  • monthly analyses to support controlling and accounts, and much more

If requested, delivery is always made with reference to cost centres through to the cabinet compartment of the ward in question.

OP implants are even brought directly to the operating theatre by IPM supply assistants.


Jesse, competence centre for personal protective equipment

Since mid-2015, Jesse has been a member company of the igefa company group.

Jesse supplies customers with a range of more than 120,000 high-quality products, thus perfectly rounding off the range of services provided by igefa:

  • Personal protective equipment (PPE)
  • Warehouse and operational equipment
  • Tools
  • Environmental protection
  • Hose, fixture and industrial technology

Customers from industry, services, manual trade and municipalities have been putting their trust in the experience and know-how of this PPE specialist since 1945.

Jesse supports igefa in qualifying specialist consultants, supplying them with technical solutions.


Digitalisation as a strategic pillar

Due to the large number of new opportunities it offers, digitalisation is an important strategic pillar for both the INPACS and igefa.

In logistics, for example, processes are made increasingly more efficient and transparent thanks to innovative software solutions for warehouse management, fleet control and tour planning.

igefa has agreed an IT strategy programme with a range of different projects, which is oriented at driving forward digitalisation in the company.

The most important projects include:

  • The establishment of a dialogue-oriented collaboration platform, which makes the software involved in parallel working among several individuals on shared projects much simpler
  • Introduction of a software-based ticket system for better processing of internal enquiries

Also, in 2017, two new IT companies were founded:

  • igefa IT-Service GmbH und Co.KG is driving forward the igefa IT strategy, developing the operation of IT services and ensuring IT security.
  • igefa E-Business GmbH & Co. KG is sales-oriented and is further developing our e-business solutions.
igefa Neubau Henry Kruse Neumünster

Almost climate neutral energy supply thanks to the latest building technology

At the new Henry Kruse company location in Neumünster, great importance was placed on sustainable building technology.


Die neue Smartphone-App „igefa GO“

igefa GO optimizes workflows for building service providers

The new smartphone app "igefa GO" is a useful tool for building service providers, which
certificate ISO

Successful re-certification according to DIN EN ISO 9001:2015 und 14001:2015

In September 2017, igefa once again demonstrated its well-proven quality and environmental management system through a combined re-certification audit.

Eco Vadis Gold Auszeichnung für die igefa Nachhaltigkeitswebsite

Gold status in the EcoVadis CSR ranking

This status means that igefa belongs among the best EcoVadis-evaluated companies worldwide.

The sustainability Code Signatory 2017

Sustainability report published in accordance with EU CSR directive

The CSR Directive Implementation Act (CSR-RUG) came into force in Germany in April 2017. 

igefa Campus Kachel

igefa Campus

Further training as a solution to personnel management challenges.

persönliche Schutzausrüstung Kachel

Personal protective equipment (PPE)

With our PPE product range, we help our customers protect their staff.

Experteninterviews Kachelbild

Expert interviews

Industry experts in conversation with the igefa Sustainability Council.

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Foto zum CSR Verständnis

CSR understanding

We provide services to people.
For a clean, safe world.

Bild zum igefa Nachhaltigkeitsrat

Sustainability Council

The igefa Sustainability Council is the federal control body for sustainability activities in the company group.

Umweltschutz Kachelbild


Over the last five years, we have succeeded in reducing our CO2 emissions by 16 percent.

Kachelbild zur Gesellschaft

Social Commitment

Our goal is to have an impact in
areas where help reaches
the people who need it.

Imagebild zum Bericht


We report according to the recognised guidelines of the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI).