For the second straight year, Unimax Tire Ltd., the company that markets the Point S brand in Canada, has been named one of the Best Managed Companies in Canada.
With six bays and two crews of employees, Cory Brown’s tire store was servicing 1,500 to 2,000 vehicles a month from a 6,200 square-foot location on Campbell Street in Rapid City, S.D. “We were climbing all over ourselves for space,” he says.
How important is alignment service to Matt Petersen and Kent Coleman? For Petersen, it’s what sets Alignment Pros–Point S apart from competitors in Gillette, Wyo. For Coleman, it is the service that drives the most profits at his six Salt Lake City area Big O Tires stores.
As the Point S Tire & Auto brand continues its march into the eastern U.S., leaders are celebrating a year of 16 new stores and the opportunity of four new market states. But it's not only about the new guys. Existing dealers are happy too, and giving the network high marks in its annual survey.
Point S Development has updated its private label winter tire. The Winterstar 4 is available to Point S dealers in Europe.
The Point S network in Canada is growing again, opening eight new stores in the Atlantic provinces.
July 1 was a big day for Point S Italy. Professional Pneus, a network of independent tire dealers with 50 locations in the South of Italy, was the second group to join Point S on that day.
T & T Tire Center Inc., dba T & T Tire Point S Auto Service, has called the Puget Sound home since 1955. This summer the Tacoma, Wash., business has celebrated its community spirit by supporting the local chapter of the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI).
In Missoula, Mont., John Roemer’s tire store has an annual tradition. The business picks a local organization to promote and support. This summer, Roemer’s Car Clinic Inc. dba Point S Tire & Auto Service, hopes to raise more than $3,000 for the YWCA Missoula.
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.
The Point S expansion in Canada continues, with two stores in Alberta joining the group of independent tire dealers.
The 212 stores in Tire Factory Inc.’s network sold 6.5% more tires in 2017 than in 2016, and they increased overall sales by 8%. There was improvement in same-store sales — dealers who have rebranded to the Point S banner increased sales by 5.5%, and those who haven’t were up 3.5%.
Point S tire dealers who are members of Tire Factory Inc. have voted to establish "essential store standards" throughout the member-owned cooperative.