SHARP STREAMLINES APPLIANCE DISTRIBUTION TO BETTER SERVICE ITS DEALER NETWORK

Sharp’s new distribution strategy will deliver state-of-the art dealer channel support through strategically situated distribution centers, cost efficiencies, and enhanced logistical support

03/28/2012

MAHWAH, NJ, March 28, 2012 -- Sharp Electronics Marketing Company of America (SEMCA), a division of Sharp Electronics Corporation, is consolidating its distribution network serving the independent retail channel to two distributors.

SEMCA’s Health & Environmental Solutions group will focus all its distribution on state-of-the-art distributors ALMO Corporation, based in Philadelphia, PA and Climatic Corporation, based in Columbia, SC.

“Sharp is excited to align with the industry’s two leading appliance distributors,” said Chris Hogan, vice president of sales for Sharp’s Health & Environmental Solutions group.  All Sharp dealers can now take advantage of the strong sales and highly automated logistic capabilities offered by ALMO and Climatic.”

ALMO Corporation will expand from their current Sharp territory in the Northeast to a nearly national footprint, coast to coast, serving every state outside of the Southeast with the exception of Hawaii. Their 10 strategically located warehouses help keep their vendor and dealer base competitive and well serviced.  ALMO also carries Sharp AV products within a separately defined geographic territory.  Visit their website for more information.  http://almo.com/index.asp

"Sharp Insight® products are truly best-in-class microwave appliances.  With the expansion of our distribution agreement, our appliance dealers throughout North America are able to offer Sharp Microwave Drawer™ ovens, built-in microwaves, steam ovens and convection ovens, which are key components in today's higher end kitchen," said Warren Chaiken, president & COO of Almo.  "With Sharp's top of the line products and our distribution capabilities, this partnership is a win-win for the independent dealer channel.”

Climatic Home Products’ highly trained sales force will assist Sharp with the Southeast.  As a part of the Climatic Corporation, an organization with more than 75 years in distribution and 13 southeastern locations, Climatic Home Products enjoys the benefits of being part of a national wholesale and professional services group.  Reaching hundreds of dealers on a weekly basis, Climatic Home Products operates from several distribution centers, providing excellent replenishment capabilities in 24-48 hours. 

“We are thrilled to add Sharp to our list of highly acclaimed brands,” said Gilly Bailey, chief operating officer, Climatic Corporation.  “Health and environmental products are a rapidly growing segment of the market, and we are pleased that our dealer base will have a full array of solutions available to their customers.”  Learn more at http://www.climaticcorp.com/home/climatic-home-products.

For more information visit Sharp Electronics Corporation at www.sharpusa.com.  Find us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter and watch us on YouTube.

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