ORLANDO, Fla., July 30, 2020 – VOXX International Corporation (NASDAQ: VOXX), a leading manufacturer and distributor of automotive, consumer and biometrics technologies, announced today an expanded alliance with Onkyo and Pioneer Corporation, which adds premium brands and new product lines in the Americas.
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, sound bars, 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.
Pat Lavelle, President and CEO of VOXX International Corporation stated, “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.”
Paul Jacobs, President and CEO of Klipsch stated, “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.”
“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,” said Jason Sausto, CEO of Onkyo USA Corporation. Sausto will become a senior advisor for this partnership in the Americas.
About VOXX International Corporation
VOXX International Corporation (NASDAQ: VOXX) has grown into a leader in Automotive Electronics and Consumer Electronics, with emerging Biometrics technology to capitalize on the increased need for advanced security. Over the past several decades, with a portfolio of approximately 35 trusted brands, VOXX has built market-leading positions in in-vehicle entertainment, automotive security, reception products, a number of premium audio market segments, and more. VOXX is a global company, with an extensive distribution network that includes power retailers, mass merchandisers, 12-volt specialists and many of the world’s leading automotive manufacturers.
About Klipsch Audio
In 1946 Paul W. Klipsch, inventor, acoustics pioneer and maverick, founded Klipsch Audio with the sole purpose of bringing the power, detail and emotion of the live music experience into his living room. Through the use of highly efficient speaker designs, handcrafted cabinetry and a thirst for real engineering breakthroughs – Klipsch, the great American loudspeaker company, was born in Hope, AR. Today, our diverse range of quality audio products includes speakers and headphones for almost any consumer and professional application – including cinema, whole-house, wireless, home theater and portable offerings. Honoring our founder’s legacy, Klipsch continues to be the legendary high-performance brand of choice for audiophiles and aficionados around the world. We are the Keepers of the Sound®. Klipsch® and Keepers of the Sound® are registered trademarks of Klipsch Group, Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries.
About Onkyo Corporation
Since 1946 Onkyo has been passionately committed to developing audio products that deliver uncommon performance, quality and value. Bundling proprietary technologies and innovations with other sound – enhancing exclusives, Onkyo continues to create award winning products that are lauded by industry leading audio publications. The company’s philosophy is to deliver products and services 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.