Italian loudspeaker manufacturer FBT has announced that its new UK sales and support office will commence trading from February 2012.
The FBT Audio UK office is based in London and will be focussed on sales and distribution of its international brand throughout the UK and Ireland. Additionally, the company will also provide professional technology support for its pro audio and MI customers.
Mark Parkhouse, FBT Audio UK’s managing director and joint founding partner, has held long-term senior positions within the pro audio industry for over 15 years, bringing with him a substantial level of experience. He commented: “FBT have long been recognized as a major international player in speaker systems and I see this as an exciting opportunity for promoting their comprehensive product line. Many unique technologies are incorporated into the numerous product lines, all of which are designed to enhance the ease of use for the sound engineer and quality of sound for the listener. Focusing initially on the professional loudspeaker range, we will provide a service that is a mix of proven products and high-end consultancy advice combined with more competitive pricing policy.”
Having grown into an international company, FBT was initially founded in 1963 as a simple artisan workshop where, to this day, every stage of the production process is carried out in its Italian factory; R&D, plastic molding, electronics, carpentry, paint shop and quality control. Furthermore, the company continues to invest heavily in research and high-tech manufacturing. Recent installations have taken place in such varied locations as Beijing, New Delhi, Dominican Republic, Malaysia, Spain and Singapore.
Mauro Tanoni, FBT’s sales director, said: “One of our company’s strengths is its flexibility to address the diverse demands of a dynamic pro-audio community. We decided to take a different and better approach to marketing and sales in the UK, and we are now pleased to join forces with Mark. I am really excited by this new opportunity and I am confident he will increase our market share within the UK & Ireland thanks to his great expertise and passion for the pro audio market.”