|Founded||1967 (as Intercop GmbH), 1971 (current name)|
- 1 History
- 2 Operations
- 2.1 The Nordics (Denmark, Norway, Sweden and Finland)
- 2.2 Faroe Islands
- 2.3 Åland Islands
- 2.4 Spain
- 2.5 Finland
- 2.6 Estonia
- 2.7 Belgium
- 2.8 Germany
- 2.9 Greece
- 2.10 Ireland
- 2.11 France
- 2.12 Austria
- 2.13 Czech Republic
- 2.14 Italy
- 2.15 The Netherlands
- 2.16 Portugal
- 2.17 Slovakia
- 2.18 Australia/New Zealand
- 2.19 Croatia
- 2.20 Hungary
- 3 External links
- 4 References
The Intercop GmbH was founded in Zurich, Switzerland on October 16, 1967 by initiative of Gunnar Nygren, representing the Swedish radio and TV-retailer association Samex and representatives of five other national retail organizations. The company was renamed Expert International GmbH in 1971. Retailers from other countries began to join the group which led to the Expert trademark being internationally registered.
In 1999 the Expert Global group was formed following a letter of intent being signed with Associated Volume Buyers Inc. from the United States and Cantrex from Canada.
In 2001 Betta Stores from Australia and New Zealand joined the Expert Global group.
On 18 September 2012 Expert International's Swedish subsidiary, Expert AB, filed for bankruptcy.
The Nordics (Denmark, Norway, Sweden and Finland)
In the Faroe Islands Expert operates only 1 store.
In Åland Expert has 1 store in Mariehamn.
Spain is the main market in importance for the Expert company, as it's the country which operates the biggest amount of Expert stores. In Spain, Expert operates more than 500 stores.
In Finland Expert operates 48 stores (Jan. 2016) throughout the country, after it bought 51% of Konepiste in 2007.
In Estonia Expert operates 12 stores.
In Belgium Expert operates 42 stores
In Germany Expert (expert AG Deutschland, Langenhagen) operates 430 stores.
In Greece Expert operates 35 stores.
In Ireland there are 63 stores. Four of these stores are owned directly by Expert Ireland and the other 59 franchised out to independent retailers.
In France Expert operates 144 stores.
In Austria Expert operates 180 stores.
In the Czech Republic Expert operates 52 stores.
In Italy Expert operates 292 stores.
In Portugal, Expert is part of CODELPOR, a company part of the SUSIARTE GROUP. It operates 41 stores and it is expanding.
In Slovakia Expert operates 6 stores and more stores are planned.
Betta Electrical in Australia/New Zealand are part of the Expert Global Group and have 170 stores across the two countries.
In Croatia Expert operates 5 stores and more stores are planned.
In Hungary Expert operates 75 stores and more stores are planned.
- "Grundade Expert-kedjan - Sydsvenskan". Sydsvenskan.se. 2010-11-23. Retrieved 2014-04-19.
- "History". expert.org. Archived from the original on 19 April 2014. Retrieved 19 April 2014.
- "Good To Know There Really Is Only One Expert". expert.org. Retrieved 2014-04-19.
- Expert Austria Website of EXPERT Österreich e.Gen. Retrieved 2017-08-17.
- Expert Netherlands Website and shops of Expert Netherlands 2018-06-05.