Van Nuys, CA–AVAD LLC has formed a partnership with Toshiba America Inc. to distribute its line of Digital Home Entertainment products.
“We’re very excited to have a trusted name like Toshiba behind our efforts to better serve Electronic Systems Contractors nationwide,” said Bob Gartland, president of AVAD. “This partnership is an example of the value-added benefits AVAD can provide its manufacturer partners. We know we can expand Toshiba’s leading brand position and growth in custom home electronics. For our dealers, Toshiba provides reliable products that guarantee customers the exciting home theater experience they aspire.”
AVAD will serve as a supply chain partner to Toshiba, creating a go-to market plan that focuses efforts locally to build brand presence among electronic system contractors across the U.S. In addition, AVAD will provide the brand’s dealers with product training, complete technical support, and inventory access.
In other AVAD news, the company has opened two new distribution centers in Elk Grove Village, Illinois, and Gaithersburg, Maryland. Now fully operational, the new facilities are larger and more conveniently located to provide support to dealers on pre-packaged audio/video system solutions, as well as comprehensive product training, technical and sales support.
The Elk Grove Village facility now serves as AVAD’s new Central branch. It covers 32,700 square feet, and includes expanded demonstration show rooms to display products and highlight special offers, as well as increased warehouse space allowing enough room for the most popular new items in AVAD’s roster of brands. There’s also a 1,000 square foot training room, which can easily accommodate 50 attendees, and a new call center to provide technical support from installation to application. The entrance for will call is located on the East side of the building, next to the docks and drive-in door.
The new AVAD Metro East distribution center is three times as large as the previous facility and houses expanded demonstration, training, and service areas. Located off Shady Grove Road from I-270 in Gaithersburg, the will call, shipping, and receiving docks are easily accessed on the side entrance to the building, while visitors to the main offices and training center enter through the main lobby which faces the I-270 freeway.
For more information, visit www.avad.com.