Tannoy has also presented its Best New Distributor Award to Avix Tech, based in Seoul, South Korea. Sean Martin, Tannoy's international sales manager, explained: "Avix's business this last year has been nothing short of outstanding for a new distributor. We usually allow a couple of years for distributors to settle in, but Avix hit the ground running and has achieved tremendous results in the last 18 months, which is why they have been given this award." Founded in 1992, Avix began by importing and installing professional audio equipment in the public broadcasting, video and audio engineering markets. By 1993, the company also began to design major concert halls, art galleries, museums and churches in Korea. Although a relatively young company, Avix has become one of the top sound system brand names in Korea and continues to contribute to the progress of high quality sound systems through ongoing training for system designers and after-sales service personnel.
Wednesday, 22 August 2001
Top, Derek West presents Marc Bertrand with the Distributor of the Year Award, and Below, Sean Martin presents the Best New Distributor Award to Jin Doo Lee of Avix.
Tannoy Professional has named sister company, TGI/Tannoy North America Inc, as Distributor of the Year for 2001. Based on technical ability, customer service and support levels, as well as growth in turnover, the award was presented to TGI following outstanding performances in all three areas. Tannoy's sales and marketing director, Derek West, told PLASA Media: "Tannoy Professional saw excellent growth in worldwide sales during the last financial year, increasing turnover almost 50%. We have an unwritten rule that sister companies cannot win the Distributor of the Year Award but when we judged the results, one market clearly stood out as the major contributor to that growth. Combine this with their dealer and product support, which has always been second to none, and we had to tear up the rulebook and present TGI with the Distributor of the Year 2001 award."