As part of its growth plan, Distribution Stox has reached an agreement for the acquisition of the wholesale distribution division of Pneus GBM Inc, specializing in the distribution of tires for cars and light trucks in the regions of Abitibi Témiscamingue and Northern Québec as well as the Mont-Laurier area.
The transaction is expected to be completed in Spring 2023 and will coincide with the opening of a brand-new distribution center located in Val d’Or, Québec.
Pneus GBM Inc retail activities will maintain all service branches under the Point S banner, servicing customers in those regions, remaining under Maurice Boivin’s ownership.
“This is considered an important milestone for our company. Our main objective will now be centered around the development of our sales,” said Maurice Boivin, Pneus GBM Inc President.
“We will focus our efforts on the retail side through our service branches as well as the commercial, industrial, forest and mining sectors. We are convinced Distribution Stox will be able to maintain the trustworthy client relationships built throughout the years,” he noted.
“This acquisition is part of our growth strategy and will grant Distribution Stox a key presence in those Québec regions. The investment we are putting into the construction of our brand-new distribution center will allow us to centralize our activities, improve our service offer and continue our development,” said Jean Novak, President and Chief Executive Officer of Distribution Stox.
“In the upcoming months, a joint transition plan aiming at the optimization of both teams’ strengths as well as an effective migration of our distribution activities for the benefit of our customers will be put in place,” added Leif Ellefsen, Executive Vice-President and Chief Operating Officer of Distribution Stox.
About Distribution Stox
With the largest tire inventory in Eastern Canada and over 1.5 million square feet of storage, Distribution Stox, which was founded in 2016, is a recognized leader in car and light truck tire distribution. The company stands out thanks to its simple processes and quick, efficient delivery service. It is also known for its dedicated employees whose expertise is the undeniable key to its success. With a corporate culture centered on customer service, it provides adapted services tailored to meet its customers’ needs. Distribution Stox has 22 high-tech distribution centers, and it operates 180 delivery vehicles throughout Québec, Ontario and the 4 Atlantic provinces to offer one of the best services in the country. Distribution Stox contributes annually to the fundraising campaign of Procure, a charitable organization in the fight against prostate cancer in Canada.
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