Calrec parent company Audiotonix has announced its partnership with and the appointment of Group One Ltd as the company's new distributor for the US, effective immediately.
Calrec says the move will enable it to expand its market breadth across the USA and continue to maintain high levels of service as business increases with the expanded portfolio, including the newly launched Brio36 compact broadcast console and Remote production RP products.
The new arrangement will not affect Calrec’s relationship with Studio Consultants Incorporated (SCI), who have worked with the company for many years and will continue its sales and support work in the East coast regions in conjunction with Calrec and Group One.
As part of the move, the entire Calrec America team has been incorporated into Group One to provide for uninterrupted continuity of sales, service and support to its customers.
James Gordon, Audiotonix CEO, confirmed: “Having worked with Jack for a number of years it made perfect sense for Audiotonix to partner with Group One. Jack has always been a significant member of the Digico team, but moving him to family status and having him now working with Calrec is the ultimate for us and our clients.”
Calrec MD Nigel Beaumont said, “Group One has an exemplary record over many years of supporting customers, both new and established, with effective and efficient solutions to their challenges. It has grown through working with customers and understanding their needs.”
“With a dedicated national support team, and digital expertise in terms of both sales and service, they know this market and are best placed to become our partner,” added Calrec sales director Dave Letson. “We are delighted to have them as part of the team.“
Jack Kelly, president of Group One, concluded: “Over the last few years the Calrec and Digico sales teams have worked closely together in the US, collaborating on customers that benefited from solutions from both brands. It seems a natural fit to formalise that cooperation, and to look to how we will continue to build our Calrec and Digico sales and support front line team in the US. Having the further investment from Audiotonix will allow us to build on the business and offer even more benefit to our clients in the future.”