Hills Limited (ASX: HIL) announced on 5 December it has broadened its product offering and strengthened its position as a complete solution provider for the professional AV market with the signing of a distribution agreement with Chiayo Electronics Co.,Ltd (Chiayo) to supply their portable public-address products exclusively across Australia from 1 January 2019.
Taiwan based Chiayo is recognised as a leading designer and manufacturer of professional wireless microphone systems and wireless portable sound systems. It’s one of the few companies in the world that can boast its own original radio frequency (RF) and audio frequency (AF) designs.
Hills CEO and Managing Director, David Lenz, said adding Chiayo to the portfolio meant that Hills could offer a complete AV solution to customers.
“From portable public-address systems to professional pro audio products, Hills has a comprehensive line-up of AV brands and is truly a one stop shop for AV solutions,” Lenz said.
“Hills continues to invest in our AV business, attracting global technology leaders with products that strengthen our portfolio and create opportunities for sales and growth.”
“Chiayo will complement existing brands like Australian Monitor, and create opportunities across key verticals like education, retail and hospitality,” Lenz said.
Head of Hills AV, Carlos Prowse, said signing Chiayo was a significant win for the AV business and reflected Hills focus on providing an integrated AV solution for customers.
“Chiayo’s strength lies in its industry experience, and using that knowledge to diversify its products. It’s an exciting opportunity to represent that expertise and innovation in the Australian market,” Prowse said.
Chiayo President, David Kung said he looked forward to developing the partnership with Hills.
“They are a strong distributor with a solid support infrastructure and a deep understanding of the AV sector. We look forward to a long and successful partnership,” he said.
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