Qicraft establishes its own internal sales finance company in partnership with Acento Finance. Qicraft Finance will offer a wide specter of leasing, rental solutions and services covering all areas of Qicraft?s product range. Qicraft Finance is a 50/50 joint venture between Qicraft Group and Acento Finance.
– We have over the years seen a strong trend towards our customers looking for financing, as an integrated part of our product offering. We have extensive experience with different sales financing solutions, but have so far not been able to find a completely flexible solution we could fully integrate into our business model. With Acento?s joint venture model, we get ?the best of two worlds? ? we supply the customer and will provide the industry knowledge and Acento will have the financial expertise and will support with infrastructure, says H?kon Bakkevig ? founder and CEO at Qicraft.
The health industry is one of the three focus areas for Acento and with this agreement with Qicraft we will make a significant leap in the right direction. Qicraft is the leading player in their market in the Nordics, making them a key partner in achieving Acento?s mission.
Qicraft Finance will be fully integrated in Qicraft?s product and service offering. This will contribute to Qicraft?s vision of delivering full-service solutions to their customers, with sales finance as key component.
– We see a demand for sales finance from our customers where they not only ask for the traditional lease ? but an industry specific solution to fit their local business needs. As the leading vendor in our market we are proud to be the first to offer our customers a fully integrated financial solution, through Qicraft Finance. We believe this will improve our competitive advantage in the market, says H?kon Bakkevig.
Qicraft Finance will initially operate in Norway, Sweden and Finland ? but the long term target is full coverage of all the countries where Qicraft is represented. Our long term goal is that the majority of our customers will choose some sort of financing solution from Qicraft Finance.
The financing company will complement the group?s other products and services and contribute in the group?s appearance as a complete and attractive total supplier within fitness equipment. Qicraft Finance has as a goal to contribute to increased customer loyalty, as well as improved earnings for the group.
Acento is the leading supplier in the Nordic region within building, implementation and operation of sales financing solutions and will add substantial experience in the cooperation. Acento has a ready-made set-up with access to IT systems, routines and work processes necessary to make a financing company function optimally. The cooperation with Acento secures an easy start-up, quick results, and reduced commercial risk.
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