Unimax Ltd., Point S master franchisee for Canada, has announced the creation of Distribution Stox, a new company that specializes in distributing tyres and accessories for cars and vans throughout Canada.
Distribution Stox has been founded from the merger of the wholesale activities of Unimax and of three of its shareholders-members (Distribution RT, Distribution DSP and Distribu-Pneus). This new Canadian tyre distributor has more than 300 employees, 19 distribution centres and more than 100 delivery vehicles. The company offers products and services to auto repair shops, tyre retailers and car dealers in Canada.
“This announcement is on line with our development plan in retail and wholesale, which is targeting a significant business growth all over Canada. Competition within the tire distribution has increased substantially in recent years. By creating Distribution Stox, we’re combining our expertise, which is essential for standing out from our competitors, offering quality services to our customers and to our members”, said Bruno Leclair, president & chief executive officer at Distribution Stox and Unimax-Point S Canada.
“The creation of Distribution Stox is very good news to support further the development of our Point S network in Canada. This merger secures our direct supply from our preferred vendors as well as the stock availability for our retail stores, in a market context which is impacted by the current on-going consolidation in the distribution, with high logistic constraints related to the geographic size of the country “, said Fabien Bouquet, Point S International & North America CEO.