TAMPA, FL. – Southeast distributor DOW Electronics announced it is now the exclusive distributor of AudioControl car audio products in 9 states.
DOW will carry the full line of AudioControl products, which include car audio processors, amplifiers and electronics.
DOW has been rapidly expanding into car audio for over a year, after a long history as a distributor for for satellite video (Dish Network) and related fields. Until recently it had a small profile in car audio, as the Sony Mobile audio distributor for the Southeast for over ten years, but has since added brands including Kenwood, Metra, Rosen, Audiovox, iDataLink, Arc Audio, Hushmat, Compustar, Echomaster, EasyGO, Blues, Farenheit, Scosche, and Mobile Solutions.
“AudioControl rounds out DOW’s category offering in the 12V market,” stated Dave Elkin, Executive Vice President of Sales. “AudioControl is a well-respected pioneer in OEM integration and signal processing and we are extremely excited to be their exclusive partner in the Southeast.”
About DOW Electronics:
Headquartered in Tampa, FL, DOW Electronics is one of the largest independently owned and operated electronics distributors servicing independent retailers in the Southeastern United States for over 50 years. With 14 locations serving Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Puerto Rico, and the US Virgin Islands, DOW Electronics focuses on providing consumer electronics that enhance the customer experience.
DOW Electronics six areas of business include:
• Car and Marine Audio/Video • Consumer Electronics
• Security/Surveillance • Satellite Television
• Satellite Broadband • VoIP
TAMPA, FL– DOW Electronics, a Consumer Electronics distributor in the Southeast, announced it has added Metra Electronics to the brands it distributes.
DOW will distribute Metra and its sub-brands including Axxess Integrate, Install Bay and T-Spec for the 12-Volt market and the Audio Solutions and Ethereal lines for the Home Entertainment and Custom Integration markets. They will be offered throughout DOW’s territory in the Southeast U.S. and Puerto Rico.
“Adding Metra to our product portfolio allows our company to provide solutions at various price points and pushes us closer to our goal of being a one-stop-shop for the home integration and vehicle installation requirements of our dealers,” said Ken McAvoy, DOW Electronics’ Director of Consumer Products.
Metra Electronics is a manufacturer of car stereo installation dash kits and mobile electronic accessories.
To learn more about DOW Electronics and Metra, please visit www.DOWElectronics.com and https://www.ceoutlook.com/2013/12/23/dow-distributes-metra-in-southeast/
Distributor Dow Electronics of Tampa, FL has agreed to buy the ongoing operations of Shifting Sands Stereo Distributing of Dania, FL.
Shifting Sands distributes home and car audio products. These include car audio products from Kenwood, Dual (and Axxera), AudioControl, iDatalink and Metra. Dow already distributes Kenwood and is not necessarily picking up all of Shifting Sands lines, it said.
The acquisition, which includes “certain assets” of Shifting Sands as well as operations, gives Dow an additional distribution location as well as Shifting Sands’ customer list. The purchase should be finalized on September 20, said Dow.
Dow will continue the business of Shifting Sands with all of its existing customers becoming customers of Dow, it said. “This will provide these customers the additional benefits of Dow, while maintaining the products and expertise they have come to expect from Shifting Sands,” Dow said.
“This acquisition better positions our company as a leading Southeast consumer electronics and custom integration distributor by providing us with stronger technical knowledge and a broader product offering to help better serve our existing and future customer base,” said John Yodzis, Executive VP of Dow.
Source: Dow Electronics