In 1970, the first OBI store opened in Hamburg-Poppenbuettel and is supported by the OBI Franchise Center in Wermelskirchen.


In 1995, the first Austrian OBI store opened. OBI Bau- und Heimwerkermärkte Systemzentrale GmbH, Litfaßstraße 8, A-1030 Vienna.


OBI expanded to Switzerland in 1999. OBI Bau- und Heimwerkermärkte Systemzentrale (Schweiz) GmbH, Rheinweg 11, CH-8200 Schaffhausen.


In 1997, OBI continued its expansion to Poland. OBI Centrala Systemowa SP. z.o.o., Al Krakowska 102, PL-02-180 Warszawa.

Czech Republic

In 1995, OBI opened the first store in the Czech Republic. OBI Česka republiká s.r.o., Budějovická 3a, 140 00 Prague 4.


OBI expanded to Slovakia with locations in Bratislava and several other cities.


In 1998, the first OBI store in Slovenia opened its doors. Business support is operated by the headquarters in Austria.


OBI started its international expansion in 1991 with the first store in Italy. OBI Systemzentrale S.R.L., Via a Volta 16, I-20093 Cologno-Monzese (Milan).


Hungary is the second country OBI expanded to in 1994. OBI Hungary Retail Kft., Könyves Kálmán krt. 12-14, H-1097 Budapest.


In 2003, the first Bosnian OBI store opened in Sarajevo.

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