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AVPro Edge Investment in AudioControl Aims to Enhance Manufacturing & Processes

Published: April 12, 2024
AVPro Edge commits to enhancing AudioControl’s ability to deliver high-performance products to integrators with little or no wait time. Photo courtesy of AVPro Edge.

AudioControl has only been under AVPro Global for a little more than a half year, and the company is already capitalizing on having a new parent company. AudioControl has been the benefit of significant investment by AVPro Global since the August 2023 acquisition, using it to elevate all aspects of manufacturing and improve processes, the company announced.

Director of Engineering Juha Nurminen has enhanced AudioControl’s ability to deliver high-performance products to integrators with little or no wait time, according to the company.

The expanded engineering, customer service, and technical support teams add an exceptional level of operational efficiency and product knowledge, creating a premium end-to-end customer experience.

“AudioControl is a brand that is held in very high esteem for premium performance audio products,” says Nurminen.

“Our plan is to optimize critical processes to make the brand stronger than ever. There is tremendous passion within both AudioControl and AVPro Global amongst likeminded individuals to deliver the best audio products and related support services. It is quite apparent that this brand and these solutions are quite important to our residential and commercial AV integrators.”

AVPro Edge’s Investment in AudioControl Yields Quicker Response to Market Demands

With factories operating in Seattle, Sioux Falls, S.D., and overseas, the R&D, engineering, and manufacturing teams can conceive of and build prototypes very quickly, getting new solutions swiftly into the hands of integrators.

The company’s investment in more parts plus inventory management systems and modernized manufacturing has resulted in increased production, particularly of AudioControl’s most popular multizone and home theater amplifiers, ensuring just-in-time availability.

“We have gone from having a 6–8-week backorder on most products to same-day shipping on almost every model,” explains Chris Kane, AudioControl’s newly promoted vice president of North American Residential Sales.

“Often, integrators do not have the flexibility to wait an extended period for their order — they need the products quickly to get jobs completed. Everything we are doing focuses on the best interests of our customers.”

AudioControl can now focus on building and delivering modern solutions to dealers, such as GaN-based high-power amplifier platforms, 70-volt amplifiers, Dante-enabled multizone amplifiers with advanced DSP capabilities, and home theater preamp/processor and receivers.

“We have a visionary group of people working together to cull critical data from the field and apply this information toward the development of new solutions,” says AVPro Global CTO Matt Murray.

“This process has served AVPro Edge very well historically, and we are having success thus far adapting these procedures on behalf of AudioControl.”

Another version of this article originally appeared on our sister-site CEPro on April 9, 2024. It has since been updated for Commercial Integrator’s audience.

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