The ISL Group was founded in Barcelona in 1991. As the company grew, it established operations in Germany, Italy and Switzerland. In 2008, the group acquired Best Direct International along with its home shopping channel. Over the years, the ISL Group company Actervis Gmbh, responsible for IP protections and infomercial productions, has registered 800+ brands and more than 230 utility and design Patents.
Industex Spain is the headquarters of the ISL Group. This office is responsible for on sourcing, development and sale of the group’s products to ISL subsidiaries and international distributors, as well as to the local markets in Spain and Portugal. Main customers in Spain include El Corte Inglés, Hipercor, Bricor, Carrefour, Leroy Merlin, Alcampo, MediaMarkt, Bauhaus, Eroski, Leclerc.
ISL Italy was founded in 2012 to distribute Industex products in the Italian GDO market with the aid of in-store TV monitors as well as the recent expansion into B2B and B2C ecommerce services. Main customers in Italy include Carrefour, Brico IO, Conad, Panorama, Iperal, Coop, Bennet, Gartico, Finiper, OBI, Leroy Merlin, Bricocenter, Rialto.
ISL Germany was founded in 2008 to distribute Industex products in the German retail market with the aid of in-store TV monitors as well as ecommerce shops and marketplaces. Main customers in Germany include Real, Edeka, Diska, Globus Sbw, Kaufland, Hellweg, Hagebau, Toom, Rewe, Penny, Bauhaus, Netto, Leitermann, Pfennigpfeiffer, Mediamarkt, Saturn, Famila Bünting, Globus Baumarkt, Norma, Citti, Dodenhof, Kodi, Metro, Obi, Ratio, Werkmarkt, Rewe, Kaufland, Globus.
Avante Portugal was founded to sell Industex products in Portugal through Direct Response TV advertisements and in major retail chains. Main customers in Portugal include Auchan, Leroy Merlin, Bricomarche, El Corte Inglés, Worten, Agriloja.
Venteo in France is a collaboration with our French partners, and was founded to sell Industex products in France through major retail chains. Main customers in France include Carrefour, Auchan, Leclerc, Système U, Cora, Bricorama, Intermarché.
E-Chance was founded to sell Industex products in Japan through Direct Response TV advertisements and in major retail chains. Main customers in Japan include Yodobashi Camera, K’s denki, Don Quijote, Autobacs, DCM Holding, E-Sports.
Best Direct International and Best Direct Group
Founded in 1991, Best Direct International was aquired by ISL group in 2008. A leader in Direct Response TV in the United Kingdom and Germany, Best Direct sells Industex products through its own home shopping channel in the UK and online. Since its acquisition into the group, several new “Best Direct Group” companies or operations have been formed:
Best Direct UK
Founded to sell Industex products in the United Kingdom in major retail chains, its own home shopping channel and online.
Best Direct PTY (Australia)
Founded to sell Industex products in Australia through Direct Response TV advertisements, online and in major retail chains. Major retail customers include Big W, Good Guys, Woolworths, Rebel Sports.
Best Direct BV (Benelux)
Founded to sell Industex products in Holland in major retail chains and online. Major retail customers include AS Watson, Detailresult, Makro.
Best Direct Germany
Was founded to sell Industex products in Germany.
Best Direct Sweden
Was founded to sell Industex products online in Sweden.
Best Direct Greece
Was founded to sell Industex products in Greece.
Best Direct Switzerland
Was founded to sell Industex products online in Switzerland.
Best Direct Poland
Was founded to sell Industex products in Poland.
Best Direct Hungary
Was founded to sell Industex products online in Hungary.
Best Direct Czech Republic
Was founded to sell Industex products in Czech Republic.
Best Direct Bulgaria
Was founded to sell Industex products online in Bulgaria.
Best Direct PTY Romania
Was founded to sell Industex products in Romania.
Best Direct Slovakia
Was founded to sell Industex products online in Slovakia.
Best Direct Slovenia
Was founded to sell Industex products online in Slovenia.
Best Direct Croatia
Was founded to sell Industex products online in Croatia.
Founded in 2002, Actervis is the company responsible for the creation of the TV infomercials in the USA and for all intellectual property filings. Actervis has registered 800+ trademarks and more than 230 utility or design Patents worldwide. Actervis also benchmarks products in Switzerland. Major retail customers include Coop, Migros, Manor, Jumbo, MediaMarkt, Landi.
Become a Retail Partner
ISL products are well positioned in major hypermarkets, supermarkets, department stores and discounters throughout Europe, Asia and the Americas. With more than 40,000 in-store TV screens showcasing our latest innovations, the ISL Group is the leading European entity for this type of point of purchase promotional selling. The ISL group has extended its comprehensive know-how and product marketing success in major retail outlets to major hubs in Europe, including Spain, Portugal, Italy, UK, Germany, France, Switzerland and The Netherlands.