25 May, 2015 – Jands Pty Ltd, Australia’s leading audio, lighting and staging supplier, is proud to announce that effective 1st June, they will take over the distribution of Ampetronic for Australia.
“Ampetronic is a perfect fit for Jands” said Paul Mulholland, Jands Managing Director. “Jands is committed to providing our professional AV customers with complete end to end product and service solutions by partnering with only the finest brands available. There is no better example of this than Ampetronic, who have been global leaders in Hearing Loop assistive listening technology since the company’s foundation almost thirty years ago, and have led the market in Australia since the technologies introduction around 15 years ago. Ampetronic’s product, engineering, and educational resources, coupled with Jands strong commitment to the local market with inventory, training and product support will ensure Ampetronic expand on their already dominant market position.”
The new partnership signals the start of an exciting time for the industry, with several significant introductions due from Ampetronic this year. Julian Pieters Managing Director of Ampetronic said “We are thrilled to partner with Jands, and have been impressed with their professionalism and technical capability. We are on the brink of introducing a suite of new tools, support services and products that will change the way the industry works with hearing loops. Jands has the reputation, the reach and the commitment to deliver this to market – together we will make a very positive impact on provision of hearing assistance across Australia. I am also impressed with the depth and calibre of the team at Jands, which will deliver top notch education and training, as well as the rapid, design and support services our customers expect. This is a great time to take our brand to the next level, and an excellent partnership to make it happen.”
Hearing loops are imperative to providing equality of access to audio services to people with hearing aids. Hearing Loops are popular amongst people with hearing loss because they’re a dignified solution that doesn’t require an individual to ask for, or wear additional receivers and the sound quality is tailored to the individual’s specific hearing, which can significantly improve their overall listening experience.
“Due to legislative requirements and general community awareness assistive listening technology, particularly Hearing Loops, is a strong and growing market in Australia” said Jeff Bolt, Jands National Sales Manager “our sales force receive requests for this technology from our customers on a daily basis and are excited to now represent the world’s leading manufacturer.”
Jeff MacKenzie head of Jands Technical Resource Team states “From a sales engineering / technical support view we are very excited to be partnering with Ampetronic as not only are they a technology leader in their field with an impressive list of technology innovations stretching back to their foundation in 1987, but their principles and beliefs align directly with ours. Ampetronic focus on systems, not box sales. Every system is backed by solid pre-sales engineering. They also share our belief that the key to successful systems is education and as such invest heavily in the provision of training for users, designers and installers of their products. We look forward to continuing and building on this tradition in Australia.”