Future plans include 180 new branches across GCC by 2018
Fujairah, UAE (January 20, 2015): In a bid to further strengthen its presence in the region, MICHELIN, a global leader and manufacturer of tyres and travel related services, opened its 100th TYREPLUS branch in the GCC today. The new branch, which is the 20th outlet in the UAE, is located in the Madhab area in Fujairah, and was inaugurated by Herve Skrzypczak, TYREPLUS Franchise Manager for Michelin AIM and Marwan Abbas, shop owner and TYREPLUS franchiser.
An exclusive event was held to celebrate the hundredth TYREPLUS branch and was attended by Pierre Granzotto, President of the product line ''passenger car & light truck'' & Marketing & Sales Director for AIM zone (AIM); Mohamed Aqel, General Manager Central Trading company and Franck Barge, Distribution Manager for Michelin AIM. Moreover, several other dealers, consumers and business partners were present and applauded TYREPLUS’ dedication to quality with MICHELIN certified experts, world standard operations and a comfortable store environment.
Herve Skrzypczak, TYREPLUS Franchise Manager for Michelin AIM, said: “We are all proud of this very important milestone. This achievement is clearly in line with our strategy to further expand our network to incorporate 180 new branches in the GCC by 2018. We take this opportunity to thank our customers and dealers for their steadfast support and trust in the quality of our service.”
Since 2002, the Michelin Group has deployed the TYREPLUS network across the world to provide customers with the best solutions in the market. TYREPLUS is a one-stop-shop offering a wide variety of all major tyre brands, lubricants, batteries, suspension and braking systems all under one roof for customer convenience, It also offers professional services such as alignment, air conditioning refilling and nitrogen inflation. TYREPLUS provides both technical capabilities and values, such as a competitive pricing, strong brand & image, convenient location, national network, well trained staff, Michelin quality assurance, world standard operations and a comfortable store environment.
TYREPLUS offers its services in 15 countries and has 1500 branches worldwide. The company presently has 60 branches in KSA and 40 branches in other GCC countries. In the UAE, TYREPLUS outlets are located in Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Fujairah, Al Ain and the Northern Emirates. It is the first franchise network in GCC.
With a wide spread network, vehicle owners in UAE and other gulf countries can now rely on TYREPLUS, their one trusted partner for all tyre and vehicle maintenance needs. TYREPLUS is the first and biggest car maintenance network in the GCC, with a total of 100 branches across the GCC countries, being closer and closer to the customer.