ABOUT US

Summary

Our story

Active for more than 60 years on the mass retail market!

1961
Creation of SDO (Sélection Disques de l'Ouest)

By Guy Noël MAHERAULT.

1962
Creation of DEM (Diffusion Electro Musicale)

By Victor COHEN.

60's
Both companies grow and develop

Strong development, thanks to the success of French rock ‘n’ roll artists: Sheila, Claude François, Johnny Hallyday.

70's
SDO, SDE and DEM join forces with 4 other regional companies

Together, they create GIE Disca’7 to ensure a national presence, meeting the national distribution needs of mass retail brands.

80's
SDO leaves the GIE and buys out a number of competitors

This buy-out allowed them to cover France on their own. SDO and DEM begin to distribute VHS video cassettes to video clubs.

90's
The digital revolution arrives

This is the appearance of tablets for representatives as early as 1993 and AS400 IBM for logistics.

2000's
The turn of the millennium

After the millennium arrives without the feared millennium bug, SDO and DEM continue to grow. They are boosted by growth in their three dynamic markets and the disappearance of a competitor from the record company side: the COGEDEP

2010
The birth of DS DISTRIBUTION

Record companies keep merging in response to drops in the market. Many wholesalers and service providers fall away, while others merge together. It was in this context that DEM and SDO merged in 2010 to form DS DISTRIBUTION, the last and only surviving indirect player in the Music and Video market.

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DS DISTRIBUTION is still growing

DS DISTRIBUTION is a key player on the market and is continuing to grow. We’re more dynamic now than ever before!

Our values and commitments

Client satisfaction

A satisfied client is a loyal client. Our objective? Offering you a high-quality service and all the support you need.

Agility

Understanding and adapting with reactivity: this is our strength!

Versatility

We are developing our offers, services, and our skills on a daily basis

Positivity

Here at DS DISTRIBUTION, respectful dialogue is encouraged. Positivity is not just a word - it’s a whole attitude