Calrec Appoints Wild & Marr as Newest Distributor in South Africa
Calrec continues to expand its global coverage with the appointment of Wild & Marr in South Africa who will supply and service Calrec’s TV and radio product range across the region and install them in its forthcoming Experience Centre in Johannesburg, South Africa.
“We are very excited to represent Calrec,” says Gary Furman, Managing Director at Wild & Marr. “As a company we don’t represent brands lightly, as evidenced in the long-term relationships we have with other manufacturers, some stretching back more than 25 years. Calrec’s comprehensive range of products covering both TV and radio, and their continued investment in R&D, covers all the areas our broadcast partners want from an audio company.
The Wild & Marr Experience Centre will be a space where Calrec’s range of proprietary and IP solutions will join others in a working environment. It will include a broadcast studio, production studio, live stage with line arrays and a dedicated training facility.
“We envisage our relationship with Calrec as a long-term opportunity to bring their products to our market, maintain quality of service and develop Calrec’s brand across the region,” continues Furman.
This new relationship builds upon Calrec’s expanded distributor network with the company recently adding partners in response to a high level of market demand. Calrec has expanded coverage across 20 regions with; GSL (UAE, KSA, Kuwait, Qatar, Oman, Jordan, Iraq); Audiopole (France); Leading Technologies (Italy); Bon Studios (Greece); SF SES (Turkey); Soundware (Sweden); ALA (Cyprus); VCR (Columbia); Libor (Brazil); Intervideo (Chile); Lydromet (Norway, Denmark); Heynen (Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg; and Audio A.E. (Latvia).
A division of TOMS Sound & Music LTD, Wild & Marr has been a distribution company in the professional audio world over 25 years, although the company has been in existence far longer. In the more recent past Wild & Marr has added a range of AV and control products to their distribution product bouquet. It has distribution centres in Johannesburg, Cape Town, and Durban as well as retail stores around South Africa.
“Wild & Marr is a highly respected audio specialist whom we’ve known for a long time,” says Graham Murray, International Sales Manager at Calrec. “The company’s vast experience and its innovative approach, its new Experience Centre being a prime example, are exactly what we need to continue our growth across Sub-Saharan Africa. We very much look forward to growing this relationship.”