Martin Audio Appoints IES as New Indian Distributor

Anthony Taylor, Simon Bull (Martin Audio) Rasesh Parekh and Kekul Sheth (IES), and Dominic Jacobson (Martin Audio)

Martin Audio has appointed Integrated Entertainment Solutions (IES) as its new exclusive distributor for India. The agreement was formalised at this month’s Prolight+Sound Show in Frankfurt.

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The Mumbai-based sound and lighting company had previously been operating as a dealer, and has been working with the Martin Audio brand since 2006, both in a rental and installation capacity. During that time it has fitted out many auditoriums and specified a vast range of systems, from Blackline+ and AQ series, up to the W8L Longbow, W8LC Compact and W8LM Mini line arrays.

IES set out primarily as a distributor/dealer for multinational companies, manufacturing intelligent lighting, control and sound equipment, and has been steadily growing its distribution portfolio, adding lighting brands such as Robe.

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Said director Kekul Sheth, “We are delighted to be handling the Martin Audio distribution exclusively and will be ramping up our infrastructure even further to accommodate this. Martin Audio has good brand visibility in India and offers great sales potential in all our core markets; in many cases this will be repeat business.”

However, both he and business partner, Rasesh Parekh, said they were particularly relishing the opportunity to introduce the MLA family to the local market adding that the latest addition — the MLA Mini, which celebrated its global launch in Frankfurt — would be perfectly placed for the country’s large nightclub and bar market.

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Martin Audio Export Sales Manager (EMEA), Dominic Jacobson, added: “We’ve been talking to IES or a very long time and we are delighted to have reached this conclusion.

“We had been looking for solid distribution in India and IES’ penetration — particularly of the installation market — is extremely strong. They also have good connections in live sound and associated sectors and this intuitively feels like a natural fit.”

Integrated Entertainment Solutions is one of the Pioneer trading company in the field of intelligent lighting & sound, based in Mumbai . IES started primarily as a distributor/dealer for multinational companies, which manufacture Intelligent Lighting & Sound Equipment and Control Systems.

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We are distributors/dealers for ROBE Lighting,  Light Processor Ltd, UK (Control Systems for Lighting Equipment), Pani Projections and Lighting Vertriebs Gmbh, Austria (High Power Projection Systems), Martin Audio, UK (Professional Loudspeakers), Powersoft, Italy (Amplification and Sound control systems), Airstar Lighting and our own  IES LED, INDIA  Lighting controls and systems.

Over a period of time besides distribution our expertise also encompassed to providing turnkey solutions for all Lighting and Sound applications from  Entertainment-related venues such as Nightclubs, Discotheques, Lounge bars, Malls, Gaming Arcades & Restaurants to Architectural & Façade Lighting and Sound and Light Shows. Turnkey solutions include: Concept, Intelligent Lighting & Sound Design & Control systems, Supply, Installation and commissioning and finally Maintenance and Servicing of the installation.

We are an authorized service center as well as, ensuring all equipment sold is maintained and serviced as per company norms and technical specifications.

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About Martin Audio®
Founded by audio engineer David Martin in 1971, Martin Audio pioneered the use of all-horn-loaded bass designs in world-class touring loudspeaker systems for groups such as Pink Floyd, ELP and Supertramp. Located outside of London, Martin Audio now embodies a sophisticated mix of acoustic design, research, mathematical modeling and software engineering for a wide range of products in the installation, cinema and touring sound markets.

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