European commercial interiors specialist Agilité has expanded into Berlin, Germany – marking a natural progression in the company’s international growth.

The news follows several retail roll-out projects in the country – for clients such as NBA, Lids, Fred Perry, Lululemon, Instant, Facilitate/Zander, and TOG Berlin. Since its creation in 2021, the business has over-performed, with turnover in excess of €5m, six full-time members of staff, and a forecasted increase of 200% in both turnover and headcount by the end of 2023.

“Germany is a very important market for Agilité, and one that has continued to grow as we maintain our strategy of following clients into new territories,” explained Kirsty Shearer, Agilité development director.

“Due to its vast geography, it has quickly become apparent that we need to have people and a supply chain spread across the country to support the growth that we are seeing as a business – as well as that of our clients.”

As opportunities in Germany have increased, the local team continues to flourish and there are plans to recruit for further roles, including project and construction managers, as well as cost estimators in the coming months.

Neil Coales, managing director of Agilité said: “Given our ever-increasing order book in Germany, expanding our operational footprint has been a natural growth progression and will allow us to better serve our customers in the region. The Berlin bureau is important for colleagues and team building as our organisation grows, as well as to uphold our ambition of being a truly local delivery partner.”

It’s also loyal customers — who account for 65% of Agilité’s portfolio — that are the driving force behind its rapid expansion, as Neil continued: "When we decided to launch Agilité, the strategy from the beginning was to have a seamless pan-European business that could be operational in numerous locations for multiple customers.

“We don't want to have an office in every country, rather, we identify locations that best support our clients' growth plans and the strong local supply chains we are trying to build. The pursuit of quality is as much our goal as the overall expansion."

The expansion of the European company — which provides office, retail, and hospitality construction and fit-out work across the continent — promises further growth in all locations in 2023, as well as exciting new geographies.

In the wake of successful retail roll-outs in London and Paris for National Basketball Association (NBA) and Fanatics, Agilité is looking forward to making a start on the latest store – in Berlin, Germany.

To find out more about the newest opening on the continent, read the official press release from NBA Communications, below.

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The National Basketball Association (NBA) and Fanatics, a digital sports platform and one of the largest global providers of licensed sports merchandise, today announced that the first NBA Store in Germany will open this fall in Berlin.

The new store, operated by retail giant Lids and located at Alte Potsdamer Str. 7, 10785 in The Playce at Potsdamer Platz, will mark the first NBA Store in Germany and the fourth and largest in Europe, joining London (UK), Milan (Italy) and Paris (France).

The nearly 1,000-square-meter store will feature an extensive range of official NBA and WNBA merchandise and memorabilia, including jerseys, apparel, headwear, sporting goods, toys and collectibles from major brands such as Nike, Mitchell & Ness, New Era and Wilson.  The store will also feature exclusive NBA Berlin-branded apparel and novelties, as well as a customization area where fans can personalize NBA jerseys and hats for all 30 NBA teams.

“The NBA Store in Berlin will provide an unparalleled, premium NBA shopping experience for fans in Germany featuring the region’s widest array of custom merchandise across their favorite teams and players,” said NBA Europe and Middle East Senior Director, Global Partnerships Steve Griffiths.  “Through Fanatics and Lids, this immersive retail experience will serve as a unique opportunity for fans to access the latest NBA apparel and products to express their individual style.”

“Lids is excited to bring the first NBA Store to Berlin,” said Lids Sports Group President, Britten Maughan.  “Located at The Playce at Potsdamer Platz, the store will provide basketball enthusiasts with an extensive range of official apparel and memorabilia, along with the option to specially customize products of their choosing.  Basketball is a sport that transcends every culture.  Lids is excited to provide a destination for locals and tourists to shop an extensive offering of fan and fashion product.”

“We work closely with the NBA to look at new ways it can reach its ever expanding global fanbase and we’re therefore delighted to be opening yet another global retail presence in a key international market,” said General Manager, International for Fanatics, Danny Downs.  “When the new store in Berlin opens, NBA fans in Germany will have an unrivalled customer experience delivered by Lids, global leaders in sport retail, and we cannot wait to welcome them into the new store.”

As part of the league’s collaboration with Fanatics and building on Lids’ physical retail expertise to provide fans with an authentic NBA shopping experience, additional NBA Stores outside the U.S. operated by Lids are scheduled to open this year.  Locations and details will be announced at a later date.

Upon the opening of the NBA Store in Berlin, there will be physical NBA Stores in the league’s top three merchandising markets in Europe, with Germany joining the UK and France.  There are more than 400 NBA-branded retail stores and attractions worldwide that serve as the league’s official destinations for fans around the world, including the flagship NBA Store in New York City operated by Lids.  NBA fans in Germany and across Europe can continue to shop online at NBAStore.eu for a wide range of NBA products featuring all 30 NBA teams.

For more information about the NBA, fans can visit @NBADeutschland on Facebook and follow @NBA_de on Twitter and @NBAEurope on Instagram.  Fans in Germany can watch live NBA games and programming throughout the season on DAZN.  Fans can also download the NBA App for news, updates, scores, stats, schedules, videos and more.

In the wake of a successful retail roll-out in London for National Basketball Association (NBA) and Fanatics, Agilité is delighted to share  alook inside the latest store – in Paris, France.

To find out more about the newest opening on the continent, read the official press release from NBA Communications, below.

- New Three-Floor NBA Store Operated by Global Retail Giant Lids Features Latest NBA and WNBA Merchandise -

 The National Basketball Association (NBA) and Fanatics, a digital sports platform and one of the largest global providers of licensed sports merchandise, today announced the opening of the first NBA Store in Paris.  The new store, operated by retail giant Lids and located at 20 Boulevard Saint-Michel in Paris’s Latin Quarter, marks the third NBA Store in Europe, joining London and Milan.

The more than 300-square-meter, three-floor store features an extensive range of official NBA and WNBA merchandise and memorabilia, including jerseys, apparel, headwear, sporting goods, toys and collectibles from major brands such as Nike, Mitchell & Ness, New Era and Wilson.  The store also features exclusive NBA Paris-branded apparel and novelties as well as a customization area where fans can personalize NBA jerseys and hats for all 30 NBA teams.

“We are excited for Lids to open our first NBA Store in Paris, a city with tremendous passion for our league and the game of basketball, which will continue with the upcoming NBA Paris Game in January 2023,” said NBA Europe and Middle East Senior Director, Global Partnerships Steve Griffiths. “Together with Fanatics and Lids, this new and interactive NBA shopping experience will allow us to further meet the needs of our growing fanbase in France.”

“Lids is thrilled to bring the first NBA Store to Paris,” added Lids Sports Group President Britten Maughan.  “Located on Boulevard Saint-Michel, the store will offer the widest assortment of NBA products in the country, including fan apparel and fashion inspired by basketball culture in the U.S.  The NBA has a broad appeal globally, and we’re confident this new store in Paris will follow the success of those in London and Milan, serving as a destination for both locals and tourists.”

As part of the league’s collaboration with Fanatics and building on Lids’ physical retail expertise to provide fans with an authentic NBA shopping experience, additional NBA Stores outside the U.S. operated by Lids are scheduled to open this year.

Locations and details will be announced at a later date.

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