Distribution networks Expanding access to different markets is vital for the Group and its portfolio of brands: MICHELIN, BFGoodrich, KLEBER, etc. Imprimer Nearly three-quarters of all tires sold worldwide are replacements for used tires, so facilitating access to the replacement market with a robust distribution network is key for Michelin. Given that imperative, Michelin's distribution has three key objectives: Work closely with competitive distribution networks on their markets to provide the right response to consumers' needs. Promote our expertise in distribution and proactively contribute to developing our distributor customers' businesses. Enhance the Group's focus on customer service by providing operational insight from the field. Michelin now has an extensive distribution network, including: In Europe: The Euromaster network of tire specialists, with 2,300 sales locations in 17 countries. The Ihle Meyer-Lissendorf and Nex wholesale networks. In the U.S.: The wholesaler National Tire Wholesale. NTW is a joint-venture founded by TCI and TBC's wholesale business. NTW is one of the region's top three wholesalers, and it operates under brands including Big O, Tire Kingdom and Mitas. In Asia, particularly China, as well as Africa, the Middle East and Russia, we work with the Tyre Plus franchise, which has more than 500 sales locations. When it comes to e-commerce, we have privileged relationships with two of the market leaders: Black Circles and Allopneus. Our network currently counts 6,500 sales locations. It includes a wide range of business models: Integrated models such as Euromaster, BlackCircles, Ihle Meyer-Lissendorf and PopGom. Franchise models such as Tyre Plus, Euromaster and Michelin Commercial Service Network for the U.S. trucking market. Joint-ventures such as Nex and TBC. Minority-stake holdings.