One of the key factors in Dr. Dish's success outside of the U.S. has been its distribution network. Dr. Dish Basketball has been providing shooting machines to Europe since its inception, but in 2020, the company took a big step forward by opening a local distribution warehouse on the Continent.
As the only FIBA endorsed shooting machine, Dr. Dish has built relationships with some of the leading suppliers of sports equipment in the industry. Thanks to these relationships, Dr. Dish has been able to expand its reach and works with close to 30 companies that service over 40 countries in Europe as well as parts of Africa and The Middle East to help improve the game of basketball players and coaches across the globe.
Grosbasket is a leading sports retailer with a goal to help basketball teams and organizations grow and become better. Dr. Dish sees Grosbasket as a great fit for the company, and Magnus Wihlborg of Dr. Dish states that "Grosbasket is a great fit for us since they also strive to be a market leader in basketball retail." The partnership between Dr. Dish and Grosbasket allows them to offer the most advanced shooting machine in the world to teams in the areas they operate. Nini Gabrije of Gros Basket says, "Dr Dish is one of our cornerstones in our B2B offering to basketball teams and organizations. We want to be able to offer the teams in the area we operate in the most advanced shooting machine in the world so for us the Dr Dish partnership has great value; we help players get better, and that is what we are about as a company."
Marty Sports is a French-based sports equipment supplier, and partnering with them is a natural step for Dr. Dish as the company looks to support the French basketball market. According to Tom Martinez, Head of Product at Marty Sports, "The Dr Dish product range fits perfectly with our existing offering within basketball, so we are very excited to represent Dr. Dish." This partnership has helped Dr. Dish grow its presence in the French market and the technology-driven approach of both companies has allowed Marty Sports to expand its basketball segment.
One of the longest running collaborations for Dr. Dish in Europe has been with Barcelona based Tripl3 Shot. Sergio Gonzales, CEO of T3S, states that "Dr Dish was our first product in our portfolio and has helped us grow into what we are today. We have helped change the basketball culture in Spain with Dr. Dish, and we see the difference among teams and players; it's amazing to see and we are very proud." The partnership between Dr. Dish and T3S has been a key driver in changing the basketball landscape in Spain.
Dr. Dish has teamed up with We Play, a modern distributor with a multi-channel setup and a focus on indoor sports. “Our focus is to grow our basketball segment and Dr. Dish has, in a short time, helped us do that. So for us to take the next step is a natural evolution of this partnership.", Sven Garcia, We Play. The two brands will collaborate on content creation, partner collaborations, and offer exclusive deals to each other's audiences.
Partnerships with these Industry Leaders has been critical to the expansion of Dr. Dish in Europe. Each partner brings unique skills and expertise, and together they form a strong distribution network that has helped make Dr. Dish's shooting machines more widely available to basketball players and coaches across the continent. With its innovative shooting machines and strong distribution network, Dr. Dish is poised to continue its success in Europe and beyond.