Van Nuys, Calif. - Al & Ed's Autosound is opening up its full product catalog to expediters for the first time, and is launching a new expediter division to serve the full Southern California auto dealer market place, it said.
Al & Ed's, which operates 22 franchise-owned stores, has launched a commercial division for expediting to be led by newly appointed area sales manager Tim Mamalyga, who has previously held posts at Vizualogic, PAC and other car electronics companies.
Al & Ed's Autosound locations will serve as installation centers for the expediter program, although, in some cases, installation will be performed at the car dealer, said the retailer.
The chain has set up a toll-free number where car dealers may call to schedule appointments.
"We believe that this will have a major impact on helping the Southern California car dealers add accessories and back-end profits. There has never been a wide range, full catalog offering to the Southern California dealer market," said Al & Ed's product manager John Haynes.