AC-ET will distribute James Thomas Emgineering's lighitng products in Europe
James Thomas Engineering has realigned its distribution network to maximise the efficiency with which its customers are served and supported across Europe.
To this end, A.C. Entertainment Technologies Ltd (AC-ET) has been appointed as the new exclusive European Master Distributor for the James Thomas Engineering lighting product range in Europe.
With immediate effect, the legendary James Thomas Par 64, and all other parcans from the Par 56 down to the PAR16, JTE SpotBanks, CycLites, 8-, 4- and 2-Lites and lighting bars will be exclusively distributed and supported in Europe by AC-ET across its large base of entertainment technology dealers and end users. “We, and our customers, will benefit from the extensive reach of AC-ET’s international business,” says Paul Young, JTE’s Operations Director. “The new appointment will ensure JTE lighting products will be more easily available to a wider customer base who will also gain the advantage of immediate support from local companies.”
“We are extremely pleased to add James Thomas lighting products to our ever-growing portfolio of premium exclusive entertainment technology products,” says Jonathan Walters, AC-ET’s UK Sales Director. “James Thomas lighting products represent an enduring brand of generic lighting that have become an industry standard since their introduction so many years ago. The name has become synonymous with reliability and nothing in the way of new introductions has replaced them.”
The new arrangement follows on from the success of AC-ET’s existing European exclusivity on all PixelRange products.
AC-ET can be contacted at:
UK & International Sales Head Office:
HP12 4HQ UK
Tel: +44 (0)1494 446000
Fax: +44 (0)1494 461024
The James Thomas range of truss products and special projects services continues to be handled directly by James Thomas Engineering out of its headquarters in Worcester and distributed directly to their existing dealer network.
In addition to JTE’s long standing industry stalwarts SuperTruss, GP Truss, SquareLite Truss and Ground Support Towers, the company has recently introduced its new light-weight JT Truss range which has already toured the summer festivals in Graham Leesmith’s creative design for singer/rapper, Example.
Last month saw the expansion of the JT Truss range to include triangular and ladder sections and an ‘out of the box’ arched roof assembly for fast solutions in event and exhibition applications.
“Our truss ranges can be adapted for all kinds of uses and are so specific to each project that direct communication with our customers is the best way to ensure fast and accurate results,’ says Young. “We believe customers can get the most benefit from our years of experience by talking directly to our team of specialists for advice on their custom projects. We like to work closely with them as part of their team to make sure they get the results they need in the timeframe and budget available to them.”
James Thomas Engineering lighting products and PixelRange products will be exhibited at PLASA (London ExCel 6-9 Oct 2013) on the A.C. Entertainment Technologies stand (P40).
More information on the full range of James Thomas Engineering trussing and lighting products can be found at www.jamesthomas.co.uk
About James Thomas Engineering
James Thomas Engineering Ltd was founded in February 1977 by James Thomas and John Walters who engineered and built the first spun aluminum Par Lantern. Later to become the industry standard, the Par Lantern was soon joined by Par 36 Spot Banks and Pinspots.
1978 saw the start of James Thomas Engineering truss manufacture activities which lead to the advent of General Purpose Truss, lighting bars and, in 1983, the development of the original pre-rigged truss system. This was followed by the first Ground Support Tower System in 1984 and the Supertruss system in 1992, proving JTE’s innovative skills crucial to its position as industry leader.
In 1990, JTE opened a USA facility to allow simultaneous production of truss on both sides of the Atlantic whilst, in 2000, the UK office relocated to a 52,700sqft premises with additional welding facilities, shipping warehouse, electrical department, drawing and administrative offices.
Determined to maintain its position as market leaders, the team at JTE continues to develop new products.
Paul Young, Operations Director, James Thomas Engineering +44-(0)1905-363600