TEMPE, Ariz. – April 21, 2016 – Rockford Corp. (www.rockfordcorp.com), the industry leader in high-performance audio systems, has announced that it has finalized and completed the transition of the distribution of Audiotec Fischer products under the Brax, Helix, and Match brands in the U.S. and Mexico to Atlanta-based Hybrid Audio Technologies, Inc., officially effective April 25, 2016. Rockford announced the end of its four-year distribution agreement with Audiotec Fischer in January 2016 in order to dedicate resources and capitalize on opportunities within its own brands.
“After careful consideration, Audiotec Fischer chose Scott Buwalda and the team at Hybrid Audio Technologies to take over distribution of the Brax, Helix, and Match brands in the U.S. and Mexico,” explained Theresa Anthony, Rockford Corp. VP of sales and marketing. “Hybrid Audio Technologies will assume all service and support for dealers who purchased from Rockford Corporation, so it will be as seamless a transition for all involved…most importantly, for Brax, Helix, and Match retailers and customers.”
Brax, Helix, and Match will be now be managed under the dba namesake Audiotec Fischer Brands USA (AFB-USA), sister company to Hybrid Audio Technologies, Inc.
“AFB-USA and Hybrid Audio Technologies are collectively and uniquely positioned to assume the Brax, Helix, and Match distributorship,” added Scott Buwalda, Hybrid Audio Technologies founder and president. “We plan to expand the reach of each brand as we grow them in parallel with each other, complementing a large and diverse collection of the very finest retailers across the USA. Additionally, a distribution announcement in Mexico is imminent.”
Heinz Fischer, owner of Audiotec Fischer, stated, “I would like to thank Rockford for their dedication and efforts over the past four years, and with their professionalism and dedication to our brands and customers during this transition. We are pleased that Hybrid Audio Technologies will continue this trend in North America.”
Bill Jackson, president and CEO of Rockford Corporation, stated, “Everyone at Rockford, including myself, has the highest level of respect for Mr. Heinz and Mrs. Gudrun Fischer, their brands, and the technology they bring to the market place. Brax, Helix, and Match are in good hands with Hybrid Audio Technologies, and we wish them continued success.”
To speak with a representative from Hybrid Audio Technologies, call 770-888-8200 or e-mail[email protected]. Brax, Helix, and Match retailers, sales representatives, and distributors are encouraged to e-mail Scott Buwalda at [email protected]. Likewise, orders can be placed at [email protected].
About Rockford Corporation
Setting the standard for excellence in the audio industry, the Rockford Corporation markets and distributes high-performance audio systems for the mobile audio aftermarket and OEM market. Headquartered in Tempe, Ariz., Rockford Corporation is a publicly traded company and manufactures or distributes its products under multiple brands: Rockford Fosgate(R), Rockford Acoustic Design(TM), Lightning Audio(R), Crimestopper, and Renegade. For more information, please visit: www.rockfordfosgate.com, www.rockfordacousticdesign.com, www.lightningaudio.com, www.crimestopper.com, and www.renegadecaraudio.com.
About Hybrid Audio Technologies
Hybrid Audio Technologies was founded in Atlanta, GA in June 2005 by industry veteran Scott Buwalda, and since inception has become the mid-end and high-end speaker brand of choice for car audio dealers, audiophiles, and championship car audio competitors around the world. The brand is synonymous for unique designs that SOUND BETTER. More IASCA® sound quality championships have been won by cars equipped with Hybrid Audio Technologies products over the past ten years than its four closest speaker manufacturer competitors combined. For more information, please visit:www.hybrid-audio.com.
About Audiotec Fischer
Founded in 1990 Audiotec Fischer has developed from a niche market player to a world leading supplier for High-End-Audio. Meantime the DIN EN ISO 9001:2008 and DIN EN ISO 14001 certified company with its brands BRAX, HELIX and MATCH supplies partners in more than 50 countries.
Both premises “handmade” and “made in Germany” are essential principles at Audiotec Fischer. At the Schmallenberg headquarter the company is focused on designing and manufacturing new lineups as well as contemporary product lines. Preferably regional suppliers allow for short delivery distances, direct communication as well as optimum procedures for best results. An exemplary diligent quality control is another cornerstone of the success and underscores the philosophy of the company.For more information please visit: www.audiotec-fischer.com.