AV cabling solutions firm Van Damme has appointed Arda as its exclusive distributor for the Portuguese market.
Established in 2017, Arda is a leading supplier of professional audio equipment in the country, representing brands including Avid, Neumann, Prism Sound and Rupert Neve Designs.
Van Damme’s cable range is used in creating high end AV cabling solutions for a range of prominent clients including BBC, SKY, Abbey Road, Coldplay and Glastonbury. Van Damme is utilised in a number of sectors including education, medical and corporate as well as working with major recording and performing artists around the world.
Formed by professional audio engineers, the focus for Arda is now to build and establish strong relationships and delivering high-quality, reliable equipment to its customers.
Miguel Pinheiro Marques, Arda founder, said: “All of us at Arda are sound engineers, we’re still engineering and mastering records every day. We’ve been using Van Damme cable in our own studios for more than a decade, so when we started dealing brands and designing studios for our clients it was our first and only choice for a cabling solution.
He continued: “We think it’s the best cable on the market, with a vast product range, so it was a no-brainer decision for us. After almost a year of dealing Van Damme as a local dealer our business grew to the point where we now assume distribution for the Portuguese market. Our plan is to bring the Van Damme quality and product innovation to all sectors – live sound, install, music retail shops and studios – as the premium brand it is to a market that’s definitely looking for quality and innovation.”