VOXX International Establishes Expanded Distribution Alliance Between Klipsch And Onkyo Corporation

July 31 2020, 00:20
VOXX International Corporation, the manufacturing and distribution group of automotive, consumer and biometrics technologies and owner of Klipsch, among several other brands, announced an expanded alliance with Onkyo and Pioneer Corporation, which adds the two premium brands and new product lines in the Americas. This agreement follows the termination of the efforts by Sound United to acquire Onkyo Corporation’s consumer audio division in 2019.

Based on a successful business relationship with Onkyo and Pioneer Corporation, which began in 2019 when Onkyo became the distributor of Klipsch premium audio solutions in Japan, the companies have expanded this alliance to include the distribution of Onkyo, Pioneer, Pioneer Elite, and the Integra brands in the Americas. 

Distribution will run through a newly created subsidiary, 11 Trading Company, LLC, and will include products ranging from AV receivers, HiFi equipment, mini systems, smart speakers, turntables, soundbars, home theater systems, optical disc players and more, broadening the Company's portfolio to include a diverse mix of audio products. Onkyo and Pioneer Corporation will continue to distribute Klipsch branded products in Japan.

"As I mentioned on our last earnings call, we are expecting a very strong year for our premium audio operations. Paul Jacobs and the Klipsch team have done an excellent job in developing high-end, premium audio solutions, while expanding distribution and partnerships. This alliance with Onkyo and Pioneer is a perfect example of the types of alliances we seek and should help drive growth in our business this year and beyond," says Pat Lavelle, President and CEO of VOXX International Corporation.
Pat Lavelle, President and CEO of VOXX International Corporation.

"With this new alliance, we become a truly innovative and complete audio solutions provider in consumer technology and better equipped to address consumer demand with state-of-the-art AV solutions. We will continue to look for areas to expand our business, leverage strengths throughout the VOXX network and work closely with the Onkyo team to enhance the consumer experience," adds Paul Jacobs, President and CEO of Klipsch.

"We're excited to expand this strategic partnership from Japan into the Americas and are confident that Klipsch is the ideal partner to drive our business to the next level," says Jason Sausto, CEO of Onkyo USA Corporation. Sausto will become a senior advisor for this partnership in the Americas.

Over the last decades VOXX International Corporation has grown into a leader in Automotive Electronics and Consumer Electronics, with a portfolio of approximately 35 trusted brands. Klipsch, the great American loudspeaker company, continues to be the legendary high-performance brand of choice for audio enthusiasts around the world.

Since 1946, Onkyo creates audio products that are superbly designed and built to a consistently outstanding standard of excellence. Today, Onkyo is at the forefront of the home theater and digital revolutions. Onkyo and Pioneer Corporation is a 100% owned subsidiary of Onkyo Corporation.
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