ASBISc Enterprises Plc (WSE: ASB), a leading Value Add Distributor, developer, and provider of ICT, IoT products, Robotic solutions, and services to the markets of Europe, the Middle East, and Africa (EMEA), opened in the capital of Moldova – Chisinau, the first iSpace store in this country, which will have the status of Apple Authorized Reseller. This proves the case of ASBIS investing heavily in Moldova making it an important market for the region and for its retail strategy.
ASBIS is the official distributor of Apple products in 11 countries of former Commonwealth of Independent States. Including the newly opened iSpace store, the Group currently operates 28 stores across all territories for which acts as an authorized distributor for Apple products.
The new iSpace is located in the historical center of the capital of Moldova and the country’s largest city – Chisinau. The city has a population of nearly 700,000 inhabitants and it is the most economically developed city in Moldova.
The newly opened iSpace salon is located on the main street in a historic, restored building. The seat of the government, the embassies of many countries and the headquarters of international organizations such as UNICEF and UNDP are nearby. In addition, it is also a tourist route with prestigious, but also regional restaurants and shops.
iSpace has an area of 128 m2 and is also designed as an Apple showroom. Here you will not only be able to buy original Apple products, learn about the functionality of individual products, but also replace or repair damaged equipment. In addition, in addition to Apple products, it will sell products of other brands, such as e.g.: B&O, Logitech Belkin and other premium brands.
The opening of iSpace in Chisinau met with great interest from the city’s inhabitants, who flocked to the showroom during the opening.
Serhei Kostevitch, CEO and Chairman of ASBIS Group, commented: “Moldova is one of the countries where we have not been very active so far, but we believe it has potential. Breezy is already operating in this country, so opening the store was a natural step in the development of our operations in Moldova. The salon itself is located in the very beautiful, prestigious historical center of Chisinau, so we count not only on local customers, but also on visitors. We have also decided that other brands will be available in the salon, such as B&O, which have the potential to attract more customers and add more value to our salon.”