Pneuservice is founded, being the company that would eventually give rise to the Fintyre brand.
Pneuservice becomes Fintyre and unites the most significant Italian tyre distribution companies: Pneuservice ’90, Pneufin, Garda Gomme, Pneuservice Agro Industriale, Toscana Pneumatici, Pneumatici F.Giordano, All Pneus Group, All Pneus Toscana, Beba Gomme Piemonte, All Pneus Trentino A.A.
BlueGem Capital Partners joins the Fintyre capital, achieving a 90% stake in 2015.
Fintyre acquires Pneus Market, the largest retail tyre assistance and sales network in Italy.
Fintyre’s leadership in the B2B sector is reinforced by the acquisition of FrancoGomme a historic brand with 40 years of experience in the distribution of tyres to tyre specialists and professional retailers.
Bain Capital Private Equity, a global leader in private equity, acquires Fintyre’s entire capital through the Europe IV fund.
EfTD European Fintyre Distribution Limited is established in London, being the holding company that initiates the Group’s international expansion with the acquisition of Reiff Reifen, Germany’s leading multi-channel distributor with 46 stores serving some 285,000 customers. This is the start of a development phase that leads to the creation of a Leading Group at a European level.
Fintyre acquires LGG La Genovese Gomme – a point of reference for tyre distribution in Sardinia – and Reifen Krieg, Germany’s leading wholesale distribution company with 3.5 million tyres distributed each year.
In November, the new eFTD Headquarters opens in London.
With the acquisition of the German RS Exclusiv and TyreXpert– leading companies in northern Germany in the wholesale and retail tyre distribution sectors – the Group takes pole position in Germany’s replacement tyres industry.
Fintyre Group is established, as the new brand to guide the future expansion of the Group.