Two of the UK's strongest and best known entertainment and production industry brands - Flightcase and speaker solutions specialist Penn Elcom and quality speaker manufacturer Fane Acoustics - announce a global partnership, whereby each have access to the other's international distribution networks.
The unique synergies between the companies, both with extensive manufacturing facilities in the UK and Asia, will enable the MI and pro audio markets to benefit from a complimentary and comprehensive range of loudspeaker components and casing hardware available globally.
Both companies have known each other for over 30 years.
They already enjoy a positive and fruitful working relationship in the UK and other territories, and are market leaders in their own fields. As a sub-contractor to professional cabinet makers, Penn have often been asked for drivers, specially as people love that smooth, classic English sound, and in fact their Ghana location - where Penn is represented - was one of the first to take up using Fane drivers
Says' Penn's chair Roger Willems, "Integrating Fane with our sales and distribution network fills a gap, and the already excellent existing relationship and levels of mutual respect made it a logical step. We will be able to offer a whole range of premium products from both companies, fantastic value and unparalleled levels of service and technical support".
Fane's chairman Arthur Barnes comments, "It may have taken 30 years, but it's great to be at this point, where we can provide a single source solution built on quality and reputation. Fane and Penn both have an agile, universal business approach and a great heritage. More importantly, we are natural business partners with massive energies and a constantly forward thinking strategy".
The partnership was announced last week at the 2011 Prolight+Sound exhibition in Frankfurt, Germany.
For more press information on Penn Elcom, please contact Louise Stickland on +44 (0)1865 202679 or +44 (0)7831 329888 or Email me :[email protected] To contact Penn Elcom direct, check : www.penn-elcom.com or call +44 (0)191 416 1717.
Photo Caption : L-R Thomas Mostert (Penn Europe), Arthur Barnes (Chairman of Fane), Roger Willems (Chairman of Penn-Elcom)