Film Star takes on TW Audio distribution in Vietnam
VIETNAM: German loudspeaker manufacturer TW Audio recently appointed Film Star as its sole distributor for Vietnam. Discussions initially took place with the Ho Chi Minh City distributor in 2010, but the agreement was only confirmed in the run up to this year’s Palme Vietnam exhibition.
‘I first met Bernard Wustner at the 2010 Pro Light & Sound exhibition in Shanghai having heard their outdoor loudspeaker demonstration,’ recalled Film Star general director Trinh Ba Huy. ‘I was very impressed with their Vera speaker systems, which were more powerful than the others despite being more compact. In fact, I didn’t believe my ears and didn’t think that they could be real!’
Mr Trinh fully assessed the TW Audio range over the next two to three years and ultimately decided that he could promote the brand in Vietnam for live sound and fixed installation applications. ‘Our roots are in broadcast, but we have become more of a player in the live markets and I fully believe that TW Audio will help us gain more exposure here,’ he said.
TW Audio general manager Bernard Wustner flew to Ho Chi Minh City to support Film Star at the Palme Vietnam exhibition where they jointly demonstrated the Vera 10 and T24 point source systems.
‘I’m very happy that we now have representation in Vietnam,’ confirmed Mr Wustner. ‘What makes this more pleasing for me is that we arrived at this decision after a number of years, which shows we’re both looking at the long term. Their knowledge of the Vietnamese market is very impressive and I am sure this will be a win-win situation for both of us.’