Point S Adds a Big Network in Italy

Posted on June 27, 2018

Point S has taken a giant leap forward in expanding its network of independent tire dealers in Italy with the signing of Gomme & Service effective July 1, 2018.

Point S Italy previously counted 63 points of sale in its network. With the addition of Gomme & Service's 420 locations, the company says Point S is now the largest independent retail network in the country.

"The unification of the two networks aims at creating a complete and competitive offer of services for final consumers and operators, in particular through a unique purchase and sales strategy applied for the two banners."

Guy-Olivier Ducamp, director of Point S Western Europe, says, “In a context of consolidation of the Italian distribution, the venture between our two companies naturally emerged to support our independent members and optimize the competitiveness and quality of service offered to our retail and fleet customers in Italy”.

Sergio Santolini, CEO of Gomme & Service, says, “We share the same entrepreneurial values and culture that Point S has developed in Italy and in the world. We are very pleased to put together the strengths of our networks, joining such a recognized worldwide corporation as Point S. We have the same ambition, determination and enthusiasm to represent together the largest retail network in Italy”.

Globally, the Point S network counts more than 3,650 points of sale in 34 countries.

Related Topics: Gomme & Service, Guy-Olivier Ducamp, Independent tire dealers, Italy, Point S, retail, Sergio Santolini

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