Bosch Taps Almo For Distribution

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PHILADELPHIA —

National majap and CE distributor Almo Corp. has been tapped to provide the premium Bosch home appliance line to small- and medium-sized dealers throughout the U.S. beginning Aug. 1.

Bosch parent BSH Home Appliances had previously distributed its products directly to that channel.

BSH senior sales VP John Iacoviello said the manufacturer chose Almo “to ensure that our important smaller and medium-sized dealers continue to receive best-in-class service … This is a key strength and core competence of [Almo].”

The family-run distributor, which is known for its personalized service and rapid-ship delivery program, operates 10 strategically located distribution centers from coast to coast, which allows the company to ship to more than 90 percent of the U.S. within 48 hours.

“The Bosch brand is synonymous with excellence, making it an ideal addition to the Almo family of brands,” said Warren Chaiken, the distributor’s president/COO. “We are well positioned to service existing Bosch customers in this market segment [and have] set a team in motion to ensure a smooth transition as we welcome them to the Almo family.”

Dealers with questions related to the transition should contact their local BSH representative or Almo customer support line at (866) 430-2566.

Germany’s BSH is one of the world’s largest major appliance manufacturers with a brand portfolio that includes the Bosch, Siemens, Thermador and Gaggenau badges. It maintains U.S. production facilities in New Bern, N.C., and La Follette, Tenn.

Founded in 1946, Almo’s 10 regional distribution facilities comprise more than 1 million square feet of warehousing for major appliance, CE and home and commercial A/V products.

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