Jung and The Wandsworth Group join forces9 March 2011
Home automation and accessories suppliers Jung and The Wandsworth Group have entered into a trade partnership agreement. The move will expand availability of Jung’s products in the UK.
Signed in February, the agreement gives Wandsworth exclusive sales rights in the UK for products manufactured by Albrecht Jung. German-based Jung will continue to manufacture the products and the move will put Wandsworth’s 150-strong team behind the drive and enable both companies to exploit the many synergies between their product ranges. Jung produce a number of ranges, including KNX building control technology, that will complement Wandsworth’s existing electrical accessory ranges.
Explains Gary Stevens, sales & marketing director at Wandsworth: “There are many similarities between the two companies, both have been around since the beginning of the 20th century, both are still family run businesses, both are at the quality end of the market and are focused on driving product development with innovative, solutions-led ideas.
“By joining forces with Jung, we instantly open up our existing range, at the same time, we’re also adding wiring accessories and door entry systems that match our existing range for quality but complement it in terms of design, enabling us to offer customers even greater choice.”
The Wandsworth team has already undergone intensive product training at Jung’s purpose-built training facility at the company’s headquarters in Schalksmühle, equipping them to help customers specify the Jung products that best suit their requirements. Meanwhile, Jung’s existing UK team will continue to provide support for specifiers.
Comments export manager Wolfgang Becker of Jung: “We have never sold through distributors in the UK because our products are for the niche market where design and quality matter, not just the cheapest option. In Wandsworth we have found a partner that we can trust to deliver those values in the UK marketplace and a one that has the resources to drive understanding and uptake of our products in the UK.”