Mobile Klinik, a professional smartphone repair chain based in Toronto, says that it will achieve its fiscal year-end goal of opening 80 locations by January 31, 2020.
The retailer, which offers while-you-wait professional smartphone and tablet repair, care, sales, and services, acquired smartphone repair retailer fonelab late last year and all eight of its locations across Ontario, as well as Device Care and its six locations in Ontario and Quebec, both of which helped contribute to the rapid growth.
Mobile Klinik opened its first store in September 2015. The retail storefront chain offers no-appointment-needed, trusted professional smartphone and tablet repair for almost all makes and models of devices. Its trained, expert technicians typically complete repairs in less than 60 minutes.
Fonelab launched a smartphone repair business in 2014, adding certified pre-owned phone sales as well as a broad assortment of branded and private-label smartphone accessories. fonelab is an authorized repair service provider for Samsung, LG, and Huawei smartphones and tablets. The acquisition of fonelab by Mobile Klinik closed on January 15, 2020.
"We have a clear vision to provide Canadians with much-needed, professional, trusted smartphone and tablet repair and care services, and fonelab is an excellent fit with that vision," says Tim McGuire, CEO, Mobile Klinik. "Their skilled staff along with their desirable shopping mall locations will enhance our rapidly-growing business. This acquisition caps a wildly successful growth year: we started the year with 40 Mobile Klinik storefronts and just one year later, we've doubled our network to 80 stores. I'm already looking forward to this time next year, when we'll have blown right by the 100-store mark."
All eight fonelab locations will be converted to the Mobile Klinik brand in the first quarter of 2020, including: CF Fairview Mall, Toronto, ON, Conestoga Mall, Waterloo, ON, CF Fairview Park, Kitchener, ON, Scarborough Town Centre, Scarborough, ON, Oshawa Centre, Oshawa, ON, CF Lime Ridge, Hamilton, ON, Upper Canada Mall, Newmarket, ON, and CF Masonville Place, London, ON.