New York (May 27, 2008)--Sound Technology plc has acquired the distribution business of the Harman Professional Group in the United Kingdom and Ireland from Harman International Industries, Inc. Through the agreement, Sound Technology gets the current sales personnel and infrastructure, as well as exclusive distribution rights for JBL Professional, Crown, Soundcraft, AKG, dbx, BSS Audio and Lexicon products in the U.K. and Ireland.
"Sound Technology is a premier pro audio distribution business in the U.K. and Ireland, with strong market knowledge and a commitment to selling systems across Harman's served vertical markets," said Blake Augsburger, CEO of Harman Professional. "This direct-to-third-party shift provides Harman the entrepreneurial drive necessary to support its international go-to-market strategy."
With the addition of the Harman brands, Sound Technology now distributes AKG, BSS Audio, Crown, dbx, DigiTech, Fishman, Hartke, JBL, Kurzweil, Larrivee Guitars, Lexicon, Parker Guitars, Randall Amplifiers, Propellerhead, Samson, SKB, SSL, Soundcraft, TL Audio and Washburn Guitars.
"We are thrilled to be representing the legendary professional brands of Harman International," said Robert Wilson, chairman of Sound Technology plc. "The acquisition of Harman Pro's UK distribution with its portfolio of advanced solutions reinforces Sound Technology's position within the M.I. industry whilst substantially expanding and diversifying the company into the vertical markets of installation, broadcast and touring sound."
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