Contakt retailer opened 18 new units in 2020, exceeding the threshold of 200 active locations across the country
Retaiter Contakt, a leader in the distribution of accessories and technologies dedicated to mobile devices, opened 18 new units this year, reaching over 200 active locations nationwide. For the last four months of the year, the Romanian company plans to open 8 new locations in Bucharest, Cluj-Napoca, Brasov, Galati, Ploiesti and Turda.
Founded in 2002, in Timișoara, the Contakt group has experienced an accelerated development in the last five years, expanding its network of units to over 200 locations in Bucharest and 36 counties, being present in over 98% of the most important shopping galleries opened in Romania, as well as in street shops. Currently, the group controlled by Romanian entrepreneurs Darius Petric, Cosmin Preda and Marcel Ioftor has two retail brands in its portfolio: Contakt and premium Hoco stores.
“Contakt continues the series of investments and expansion policy in the most important cities in the country, and by the end of the year we will reach a total of 26 new units opened in 2020. Although the first part of the year was marked by a period more difficult in the context of the pandemic, forecasts for 2020 are overall optimistic. We estimate a turnover close to 2019 and a higher profit rate, supported by the optimization of internal processes and our goal of expanding both the number of locations and the product offering, “said Cristian Gheran, General Manager Contact .
According to the company’s representatives, Bucharest, Cluj-Napoca and Timișoara are in the top of the cities that generated the most sales in the first seven months of the year, followed by Brașov and Iași. Among the product categories with the most requests from customers in the reference range are protective foils, covers, but also connection products.
The retailer is the market leader in the distribution of accessories and technologies dedicated to mobile devices. The group founded in 2002, in Timișoara, brings together two retail brands: Contakt and Hoco, with over 200 units open in Bucharest and 36 counties, both in street locations and in 98% of the most important shopping galleries in Romania. Currently, the group controlled by Romanian entrepreneurs Darius Petric, Cosmin Preda and Marcel Ioftor has over 520 employees nationwide.