Farmingdale, NY (October 8, 2016)—Calrec has appointed Farmingdale, NY-based Group One Limited as its distribution partner for the United States, effective immediately.
The announcement comes from James Gordon, CEO of Audiotonix, parent company for the Allen & Heath, Calrec and DiGiCo brands. This move will reportedly enable Calrec to expand its market breadth across the U.S. 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 appointment will not affect Calrec’s relationship with Studio Consultants Incorporated (SCI), which has worked with Calrec for many years and will continue its dedicated Calrec sales and support efforts in the East Coast regions in conjunction with Calrec and Group One.
In recent years, Calrec has delivered customer care and service in the U.S. through the operations of Calrec America. Under the new arrangement, the entire Calrec America team has been incorporated into Group One to provide for uninterrupted continuity of sales, service and support to the broadcast console brand’s customers.
Jack Kelly, Group One president, sums it up by adding, “Over the last few years, the Calrec and DiGiCo sales teams have worked closely together in the U.S., collaborating on customers that benefited from solutions from both brands. It seems a natural fit to formalize that cooperation, and to look to how we will continue to build our Calrec and DiGiCo sales and support frontline team here in the States. 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. And it does, of course, mean I have to spend more time with those Brits!”
Group One Ltd.