Started in 1994, First Stop is a fast growing pan-European network global retail brand of almost 2,000 tyre and car service centres in 25 countries, selling over 10 million tyres a year. Here are a few milestones in our history.
1994 – Establishment of the First Stop network in the United Kingdom with two tyre service centres.
1997 – A First Stop tyre brand is launched as a unique First Stop product offering a well-balanced price-performance ratio.
1997 – The First Stop concept expands to six countries: Ireland, Italy, Sweden, Portugal, Belgium and the Netherlands.
1999 – Austria, Switzerland, France, Spain, Finland, Norway, Denmark and Germany join the success story.
2004 – The German A3 tyre service centres network joins First Stop. The same year, only 10 years after launching the Brand, the network opens its 1,000th outlet in Europe
2004 – A new First Stop branding and store identity concept is launched on a pan-European level.
2005 – Pneuhaus Müller AG stores join First Stop.
2005 – First Stop heads east: the concept is introduced in the countries of Central and Eastern Europe.
2005 – Opening of the European Flagship store in Zaventem, Belgium, this shop is the embodiment of the new First Stop vision and its continuous network development.
2006 – Metifiot Pneus in France and Autodisco in Spain join the First Stop network. By the end of the year, First Stop has no less than 1,500 centres in Europe
2011 – First Stop makes its first mark in the Middle East & Africa region, opening its pilot store in Jebel Ali Free Zone, Dubai
2013 – First Stop Bridgestone Park branch in Jebel Ali Free Zone South opened as the business model store for the Middle East & Africa region.