Klipsch Group, Inc., owner of the Klipsch, Jamo, and Energy audio brands, and a wholly-owned subsidiary of VOXX International Corporation, has confirmed a strategic alliance with AVAD, LLC. to solidify and expand distribution throughout North America and Canada.
Effective immediately, AVAD will become the primary national distribution partner of Jamo custom installation, home theatre, and outdoor speaker solutions throughout the U.S., and the exclusive distributor in Canada.
Klipsch Group and AVAD will also collaborate in reviving the Energy brand by introducing a diverse portfolio of quality speakers and related product solutions tailored to the custom integrator market in 2018. These new products will be available exclusively through AVAD.
AVAD will also distribute a select of group of Klipsch brand premium home theatre and custom installation speakers. Qualified AVAD dealers will be required to meet the criterion established by Klipsch to carry the line.
"No one else in the market offers the solutions that AVAD does for integrators," says Paul Jacobs, President and CEO at Klipsch Group, Inc. "They have evolved to become the preeminent supplier of high performance products, and deliver award-winning services and tools for integrators to compete and succeed in this ever-evolving industry."
"This partnership is another example of the ‘new AVAD' adding value for our dealers through best-in-class brand partners, like the Klipsch Group," adds Jon Zabel, Vice President of Vendor Management at AVAD. "The addition of Klipsch, Jamo, and Energy represents a leap forward for AVAD's audio assortment, and I am thrilled to enrich the AVAD line card with these iconic brands. This move reinforces AVAD as the premier solutions provider in the market."
Note that this distribution agreement between Klipsch Group and AVAD does not include Klipsch speakers in the Canadian market. Klipsch speakers are distributed exclusively in Canada by the company's long-term distribution partner, Markham, ON-based Gentec International.