TechNet, an audio- visual solutions company and TOA Electric Corporation, a Japanese electronics company announced a partnership in which the former will be distributing the latter’s high profile electronic products on the Ugandan market. TOA’s Ralph Singer, the national sales and marketing manager for Sub-Saharan Africa said at the unveiling of the company’s products in Kampala on Aug. 27 that the company has got over 4, 000 high quality products which will be available to the users in Uganda.
The products include integrated Voice Evacuation Systems, Public Address (PA) Systems, IP Intercom Systems, Conference Systems, Background and Foreground Music Systems and a wide range of Prosound AV related products such as Microphones, Wireless Microphones, Digital Mixers, Ceiling Speakers, Cabinet Speakers, Array Speakers, Mixer Amplifiers, Digital Amplifiers and Portable Mobile PA Systems and Megaphones. Singer said their entry into Uganda is part of their expansion programme that will see more markets in Africa easily access their products.
“We believe there is a big opportunity for us in Uganda,” he told The Independent on the sidelines of the Aug. 27 event, “I am not worried about competition.” He said TOA trains its distributors on how to market the products to prime customers “and that has been one of the factors that have seen us grow over time”.
“We are very strict on our delivery routes Singer said,” adding you cannot easily duplicate our products.
TOA Corporation was established in Kobe, Japan in 1934 and is currently operating in over 150 countries across the world. Recently, TOA equipment has been installed into many prestigious international sports facilities such as Wimbledon, Crystal Palaces’ Selhurst Park Stadium, Manchester United Stadium, The Cherries Bournemouth AFCl, Hampshire Cricket Club and Stade du France.
Key users of TOA products include Houses of Worship, Schools, Shopping Malls, Airports, Railway Stations, Prisons, Hospitals, Corporate Buildings, Factories, Hotels, Banks, Mines, Retail Shops, Restaurants, Military Installations, Stadiums and Sports Facilities. In Sub-Sahara Africa TOA products are used in Cape Town International Airport, Jomo Kenyatta and Moi Airports, Bank of Tanzania, Bank of Namibia, South African Reserve Bank, Hilton Hotels, Radisson Hotels, VampA Waterfront Shopping Mall, Sam Nujoma Soccer Stadium, University of Botswana, University of Namibia, University of Stellenbosch, University of Cape Town, Koeberg Nuclear Power Station, Cape Town Civic Centre, Netcare Hospitals, Aspen Pharmacare, Ford in Pretoria, Volkswagen in Uitenhage, Acacia Mall in Uganda, Coca Cola Dome in Johannesburg, Debswana and Impala Platinum Mines and many more. International installations utilizing TOA products include Daimler Chrysler in Berlin, Volkswagen Centre in Hamburg, Porsche in Stuttgart, Versailles Palace, Hong King Central MTR Station, most of the venues for the Beijing Olympics in 2008, Etihad Towers in Abu Dhabi, Harrow Central Mosque in London, Palm Jumeirah Metro in Dubai and many more.
Source : The Independent