October 19th, Lyon France – The leading independent tyre dealer group Point S announces the opening of its 500th point-of-sale in France.
Strength in numbers:
“There is strength in numbers”, comments Christophe Rollet Point S France CEO – Point S Development VP. “We are proud to have reached this size of network. Over the past 15 years Point S France has doubled the size of its network! It shows that we have been able to structure and to develop our banner and concept by adapting ourselves to the market evolution facing an ongoing consolidation in the distribution.”
Indeed the Point S trademark benefits from a 80% awareness in France and attracts new members through 4 concepts which are meeting the expectations of various entrepreneurs profiles in different trading areas:
– Point S City, for the rural areas and city centers;
– Point S fast fit, located in urban areas;
– Point S Auto Center, close to malls areas, with a self-service section in the outlet;
– Point S Industrial, targeting B2B customers (Truck, OTR, AG…), located in industrial business areas.
Focus on the 500th French outlet:
The 500th Point S France outlet is located in Gignac, in the South of France. It is offering car maintenance as well as tyre services for truck and AG.
Point S France is planning to recruit 20 additional members by the end of the year to reach 520 locations.
A worldwide trend at Point S:
Just as in France, the Point S network pursues its expansion at an international level. With a presence in 32 countries, 3500 retail locations and over 120 new POS since the beginning of the year, Point S ranks as a leading player in the automotive maintenance market and reinforces its independence ».