French loudspeaker manufacturer Focal continues its push into the custom installation and commercial sectors by partnering with specialist AV distributor, CUK Group, to supply and support its full range of integration products in the UK.
Focal’s integration offering has expanded significantly in recent years, with the launch of the Littora outdoor and marine range, and the growth of its in-wall loudspeaker line, which now mirrors the performance levels of its hi-fi offering, through to the 1000 Series Utopia models, which feature signature Focal technologies such as ‘W’ composite cones and beryllium tweeters.
Although the ink is still drying on the partnership agreement, there is already a wealth of Focal knowledge within CUK Group as CI channel manager Phil Roe explains, “In my previous life as an integrator, I have had the pleasure of demonstrating and supplying Focal products to my clients, all of whom have been blown away by the audio quality we have been able to deliver. I’m thrilled to be working with the Focal team again and look forward to bringing these amazing products to a wider market”.
Mike Smith, head of sales, Focal & Naim UK, adds, “The CI and commercial channels have been identified as a key growth area for Focal. The engineering team in Saint-Étienne have delivered a fantastic range of products for this market and the partnership with CUK group adds the channel specific expertise we need to support our integration customers in delivering some very special audio and cinema systems in the UK.”
CUK Group will supply Focal products to UK integrators from its East Kilbride distribution center, but plans are already underway to develop a CI demonstration facility to showcase the best of Focal’s solutions in the south of England.