Chauvet opens office in UK

March 2, 2010
Date Announced: 02 Mar 2010 Lighting manufacturer CHAUVET has opened a full-service office in the UK with its own dedicated inventory, technicians and sales team.Serving the UK and Ireland, the new branch is stocked with all the latest luminaires, including LED fixtures, for which CHAUVET is a known leader. All products are specifically designed for 240 volt power and are fitted with UK mains plugs. Product categories include lighting for the DJ and Club market; production lighting for stage, theater and touring; and architectural lighting.“We felt it was time to put a face to CHAUVET in the UK,” said CEO Albert Chauvet. “Our business has grown substantially in Europe and we want to make sure all of our customers can get their products as quickly as possible as well as having their service needs met.”Staffers include Michael Brooksbank, Sales Manager, and Darren Jackson, Southern UK Territory Business Manager. Brooksbank joins CHAUVET with more than 20 years experience in the professional lighting industry, covering all areas of the market from retail/ DJ, production/entertainment to architectural projects. “This is a great opportunity,” he said. “CHAUVET is in a strong position with a product range that crosses several sectors; I'm really looking forward to the challenge.” Jackson has more than 15 years in the lighting industry, including operating his own company that sold intelligent as well as LED lighting. These lighting experts will work under CHAUVET’s International Sales Manager Gerry Zigman, who is based in Hollywood, FL. “We have needed a physical presence in the UK for some time, and now we have the personnel with the level of experience and dedication necessary to represent CHAUVET properly.” Zigman said.Florida-based CHAUVET markets its products through authorized dealers and distributors worldwide. CHAUVET also maintains a logistical warehouse facility in Rotterdam, the Netherlands, used to stock and ship merchandise to the European continent. The new CHAUVET UK office is located in Unit 1C, Brookhill Road Industrial Estate in Pinxton, Nottingham, U.K. The phone number is + 44 (0) 1773 511115.

Contact: Ann Feltgen Public Relations Specialist CHAUVET 954-929-1115, ext. 47

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