SPB Group: acquisition of M-REP in Austria

22/01/2019

Press release

Published by SPB

The SPB Group, European leader in affinity insurances and services, announces its establishment in Austria with the acquisition of M-REP through its subsidiary SPB Services, specialist in second life of high-tech and electronic products in Europe.

M-REP is specialized in repair and services related to smartphones. This acquisition allows the SPB Group to offer its repair known-how to the global smartphone market leader Samsung Electronics in Austria. Thus, M-REP manages on behalf of Samsung two technical repair centres located in Vienna and Graz: Samsung Customer Services Plaza (SCSP). These two centres are dedicated to the repair of devices either for In Warranty (IW) or Out of Warranty (OOW) for the manufacturer Samsung, for instance in case of breakdown or damage of smartphones or tablets.



This acquisition also allows the SPB Group to expand its presence in Europe as part of its strategy to accelerate business development. Indeed, the SPB Group aims to achieve more than 50% of its turnover internationally by 2020.

SPB Group’s Chairman of the Management Board, Jean-Marie Guian comments: “The acquisition of M-REP and its integration into the group under the SPB Services Austria brand serves a dual purpose. On the one hand, it expands our international coverage and on the other hand, it helps us to become a major player in after-sales services in Europe. We are glad about the trust of a prestigious group like Samsung.”

About SPB Services
SPB Services is a company specialized in second life of high-tech and electronic products. This company develops expertise in after-sales services such as repair, repackaging, buy-back, dismantling and recycling for household electrical goods and high-tech products (large and small electrical appliances, laptops, smartphones…).

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