[Pictured above L-R: Yorkville's Steve Hendee & Larry Bell, HK's Tobias Hauprichs & Yorkville's Jeremy Berger & Jeff Cowling.]
German Pro Audio Manufacturer, HK Audio, will be joining Yorkville Sound’s range of distributed lines for North American distribution. Yorkville Sound’s Canadian and American customers can now gain access to HK Audio’s full product line, including cabinets, subwoofers, stage monitors and PA systems.
Both companies say it was a natural partnership as Yorkville Sound has been the distributor for HK Audio's sister company, Hughes & Kettner Guitar Amps, for nearly a decade. Last April, Hughes & Kettner awarded Yorkville Sound with “Best GrandMeister Sales” for 2017. The award was presented during Hughes & Kettner’s International Distributor’s Meeting at the MusikMesse trade show in Frankfurt, Germany.
HK Audio CEO Nils Stamer says the partnership is a strong strategic move: “By teaming up with Yorkville Sound, HK Audio has found a veteran partner with over 55 years’ experience distributing PA and lighting products in North America. Yorkville Sound has a vast dealer network, a highly experienced rep force, and proven success with their own manufactured PA products.”
Jeff Cowling, Yorkville Sound’s VP of Sales & Marketing, adds, “For the last twenty years, HK Audio has become a name in Europe associated with high quality live sound reinforcement systems. We have a longstanding track record with Hughes & Kettner that spans for most of a decade. Now, with HK Audio under the same roof, we can offer our North American Retailers the opportunity to work with our trusted team for all HK Audio brands including the LUCAS, ELEMENTS, and LINEAR 3 lines that have made HK Audio renowned for Pro Audio excellence.”