The honours were presented during Integrated Systems Europe 2009, which was held at the Amsterdam RAI in early February.
A total of 12 companies were honoured, more than half of which are also active as integrators. They include China-Tech Engineering (Dealer Recognition Award - North Asia), Tectronics (Dealer of the Year - India, Middle East & Africa), EVI Philippines (Most Improved Distributor - SE Asia/Pacific), HT Audio Systemas (Most Improved Distributor - Latin America), HCL Infosystems (Most Improved Dealer - India, Middle East & Africa) and PAV Technology (Dealer Recognition Award - North Asia).
In addition, integrator Foto Niza and distribution arm Almacenes Audiovisuales were named Distributor of the Year - Latin America. Other recipients included Prase Engineering (pictured), which was awarded the Distributor of the Year - Europe Central & East trophy.
Graeme Harrison, vice president of international sales for Biamp Systems, told II: "In selecting Biamp's International Distributors of the Year Award recipients, we focused on companies that understand and reflect our key values and commitment to the industry. It really came down to the level of partnership we have, or are building with these distributors. These awards provide a means for us to recognise this excellence in our industry, and to thank these key distributors for their hard work throughout the past year."