New distibution partnership for Point S USA

15 12 月 2017

Point S USA Adds Distribution Center Partnership in Tennessee

Portland, OR

Point S USA announced to its Members last week that they will be expanding operations to Tennessee with a distribution partnership in Memphis. This partnership will create Point S USA’s fourth Distribution Center with access to over 120,000 square feet of tire warehousing.

Walter Lybeck, CEO of Point S USA was proud to announce, “this expansion is in line with our strategic growth plans across the United States. We’ve developed a strong retail presence in 15 Western States, and this represents the next step with our commitment to helping independent tire store owners across the country.”
“This is a new distribution model for Point S USA, and demonstrates an ability for our Cooperative to be nimble as we grow. We’ll now have the opportunity to more efficiently extend our independent branded retail story and delivery of our competitive tire pricing to new markets.

Clint Young, Director of Sales & Business Development at Point S USA said, “We’re excited to help the independent retail tire store owner compete and win throughout this region. We feel our concept of supporting independent tire store owners with a great brand and a full menu of programs and services will be a narrative that is fresh and sought after in this part of the country.”

Point S Tire & Auto Service USA, a cooperative, is made up of over 200 stores in 15 states.

“Through our co-op structure we will give retail tire store owners all the benefits of our economies of scale and a proven worldwide brand that only exists to support them. In the immediate short-term we expect fast growth from this market, and we’ll achieve critical mass in the next few years. We believe this partnership provides us the capacity to service an additional 50 future Point S Member locations,” said Young.

Point S has 3,500 branded locations worldwide in 32 countries and four continents and sells over 16 million units annually. By 2020, Point S expects to be the third-largest independent retail tire chain in North America. Fabien Bouquet, CEO of Point S International head office added “North America is a strategic growth area for us, and this exciting development demonstrates the ability of our Member Countries like Point S USA to accomplish this goal. Close to 200 new retail locations have joined our International network this year.”

Point S USA is based in Portland, Oregon and is the leading member-owned cooperative of independent tire dealers in the United States. Founded in 1983, the company has grown by providing its Members effective marketing and buying programs. The company has more than 200 retail locations in 15 western states with retail sales over $300 million and now operates four distribution centers in Portland, Oregon; Denver, Colorado; Salt Lake City, Utah; and Memphis, TN.

About Point S

Registered and headquartered in France since 1971, Point S is the leading independent tyre and automotive service retailing group. The group now operations in 32 countries, with over 3,500 retailing points of sale.

Point S in 2016 registered consolidated revenue of more than 3 billion Euro, selling more than 16 million tyres of various categories from passenger, light truck, 4×4, SUVs, truck and bus, industrial and agricultural tyres.

Point S range of Point S Summerstar and Winterstar passenger, light truck, and SUV tyres are produced by a leading European manufacturer for sale exclusively within the Point S Group.

Point S also retails a full range of automotive products and accessories from battery, wipers, brake and brake pads, which are produced by leading manufacturers in the respective industry.

Point S Press Contact for international:
Muriel Clarke, International Brand Manager, POINT S GROUP Alianco +33 634 210 273