BBG AND AUDIO-TECHNICA MOVE UK CONSUMER BUSINESS FORWARD

WATFORD – 29th June 2015 – Leading AV distributor BBG Distribution Ltd and headphone & turntable manufacturer Audio-Technica have announced the transfer of the existing exclusive UK distribution arrangement between the two companies.  As from 1st October 2015, Audio-Technica’s UK Consumer range of headphones, turntables and cartridges will be distributed by their own UK operation. 

With this amicable agreement, both companies are working together to ensure the smoothest possible transition with Audio-Technica currently in discussion with BBG staff to retain their continued participation in building the Audio-Technica Consumer brand within the UK. 

BBG Managing Director Gordon Dutch confirmed “BBG was acquired by Peerless USA in May 2009 and since that time has done a phenomenal job of both establishing the Peerless-AV brand in UK and EMEA Retail and Professional markets. Our BBG division has played a key role in the success of many significant retail brands including Audio-Technica, however, our main focus has always centred on audio-visual accessories.  In light of this transfer, we have decided to move away from the Premium Home Electronics area of the business and continue to focus on our own brand of Peerless-AV TV and flat panel mounts, TV, audio and PC cables and TV furniture products.  As of 1st October 2015 we will no longer distribute some of the audio brands we currently offer including Elipson, Onkyo, TEAC, Roth, Somle & Wharfedale. We will work with all our suppliers and retailers to minimise possible disruption and thank them for all their partnerships in the past as well as their continued support of Peerless-AV going forward.”

Robert Morgan-Males, Audio-Technica Europe Marketing Director stated “BBG has achieved amazing successes for the Audio-Technica brand in the UK Consumer market in a little over 24-months. The high level of sales, support and professionalism give our retail business a firm basis which to build upon and we very much appreciate all the efforts and hard work the team at BBG have put in.”

 

Press Contact
For more information or to request additional high res images to accompany this release

Jim Edwards  | Director of Marketing, Consumer Division  |  BBG Distribution Ltd
jim@bbg.eu.com  |  01923 205 654 


About BBG Distribution Ltd
BBG is a subsidiary of Peerless Industries Inc. and boasts an extensive portfolio of innovative AV accessory products.  As part of the Peerless-AV brand this includes a full range of consumer and professional mounting products, AV furniture, AV connectivity solutions and care & cleaning accessories.  BBG is the exclusive UK distributor for premium brands such as Audio-Technica headphones, turntables and cartridges, Elipson speakers and home audio products and Munari & NorStone & designer AV furniture.  BBG distributes an impressive array of speakers, soundbars and audio separates from renowned brands such as Onkyo, Roth Audio, TEAC and Wharfedale. All of this is complemented by the Peerless-AV UK and Peerless-AV Europe divisions that focus on professional AV installations and large scale projects, giving the company an assortment of products and services that are hard to beat.

About Audio-Technica
Audio-Technica is a world famous Japanese audio brand formed in 1962. Audio-Technica produces a range of audio products and alongside turntables and professional microphones, the product range includes headphones for every type of audience from the home audiophile to the busy commuter. Audio-Technica is the best-selling headphone brand in Japan. The core sonic principles are derived from years of producing professional audio equipment for everyone from Justin Timberlake to Elton John. Learn more at www.eu.audio-technica.com