NEWS

NEW GLOBAL ONE SHAREHOLDERS: AZ GROUP ITALY, ANTÔNIO AUTOPEÇAS GROUP, BRAZIL AND ÖRUM, FINLAND

January 01st, 2020

We are very proud to announce the new partnership with 3 family-owned and well-known companies who will join global one family starting from 01.01.2020.

Gerald Forster, Managing Director of global one automotive, comments that the cooperation with these new shareholders confirms long term strategy of global one automotive:

  • to support and distribute premium brands
  • to continue with the European and global expansion
  • to express clear preference for family-owned and managed companies
AZ GROUP, ITALY

AZ Group has several branches and central warehouse in the South of Italy in Catania, Palermo and Rome which makes the total storage area of 23.000 m2. Together with 70 highly professional employees, AZ Group distributes premium brands and provides an excellent service to its customers and offers its own workshop concept with AZ Service. Organized in GO Automotive, CATI, DEMAUTO and AZ Group cover and provide their services over the complete country.

ANTÔNIO AUTOPEÇAS GROUP, BRAZIL

Founded in Cachoeiro de Itapemirim, Espírito Santo, in 1961 by Mr. Antônio Alves Pinto, Antônio Autopeças Group stands out in the market as one of the most solid and reliable brands in the automotive parts business. It has 58 years serving customers with quality and efficiency.

With foundation and family administration, Antônio Autopeças group covers the entire Southeast region of Brazil, being present in the states of São Paulo, Rio de Janeiro, Minas Gerais and Espírito Santo. With strength and competence, it has made and makes history in the market with a huge variety of products. The group currently comprises 35 stores, three wholesalers, 500 direct employees, 90 representatives and 21,000 active customers.

Mr. Antônio, CEO of the company, always valued for the quality and origin of the products offered, so distributes, mainly, Premium brands. Becoming a part of global one is a rewarding achievement that further elevates the Antônio Autopeças brand.

Antônio Autopeças Group has a very close partnership to our main Brazilian shareholder EMBREPAR.

ÖRUM, FINLAND

Global one is also happy to expand to Scandinavia and win the Finnish shareholder Örum. Founded in 1923 by Svend Örum, Örum indicates a profound history and is headquartered in Espoo, Finland and is 100 % family owned. Today Örum is the business unit of Mercantile Group and together with Mercantile AS in Estonia and Diagno Finland Oy, Örum accounts 250 highly professional employees. A distributor of premium brands in Finland and Estonia, Örum provides the complete range of services for garage equipment and tools via its company Diagno Finland Oy.

Global one and its present shareholders are honored to have convinced the new colleagues to start a partnership. We are sure that the advanced structure of our association will have a positive effect on our collaboration in the future.

We are looking forward to successful cooperation!

January 10th, 2020