We’ve had the pleasure to announce in Q4 of 2016 that GIIB has signed a Master Franchise agreement with French tyre and service retail chain Point S, which recognises GIIB as a retail partner in Malaysia.
It is time to move things forward, therefore, right now our Point S team is actively working on the official launch which is going to happen in the middle or end of April 2017. During the launch it is planned to give an official update on the program and package, as well as to hold a signing ceremony with preferred suppliers. VIP guests from the Ministry of Domestic Trade, Co-operatives and Consumerism and PEMANDU – a unit under Malaysian government for innovation and national transformation implementation – have already been cordially invited to attend, as well as media representatives from different channels.
Big Wheel Green Tyres (both Nilai and Sabah) has already been appointed as franchise in the Point S network, being a distribution point for commercial tyres, batteries and lubricants. The two BWGT outlets in Sabah will be the first on the line to be converted into Point S outlets, the one in Sepanggar Bay focusing on commercial tyres and the one in Karamunsing – on consumer tyres.
We are extremely excited to have the opportunity to bring the global tyre chain to South East Asia and are looking forward to the future successes of Point S Malaysia.