Pivot Distribution GmbH is a distribution & sales agency focussed on the sales of skatehardgoods and streetwear.
Pivot was founded in 2004 by long time friends and skateboarders Martin Propfe and Martin Dockenfuss in Cologne, Germany. The business started with the distribution of a handful small German/European hardgood brands out of the first „warehouse“, located in the basement of the shared apartment.
After a slow but steady growth and a slightly expanding range of brands, Pivot was able to move into it’s first real office and warehouse space located in Roonstrasse in Summer 2006. The new spot offered the opportunity to include a small skateshop (Pivot Skateshop) which became a valuable part of the local skatescene. The shop opened up in August 2006 and Pivot hired their first employees. In that same year Austria was added to the distribution territory.
In 2011 the location became too small. The company moved on into it’s new home at Brüsseler Platz 22, located in the center of Cologne. Today Pivot Distribution and Skateshop still share the same roof and an awesome team of employees is doing a great job for the offered brands and their customers.
In the end of 2017 the wholesale business was divided into a distribution and a sales agency branch. Also BeNeLux was beeing added to the sales territory.
Since the beginning it has always been our goal to be a reliable partner for the shops and brands we work with. It’s important for us to work very closely with our customers, because we see retail as a very important part of a vivid skatescene. We are super thankful for this journey and curious about the things to come and the new faces to meet.
Talk soon! Cheers,
Martin, Martin, Quirin, Philipp and Fatos