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Samsung Names Almo, Climatic U.S. Distribution Partners
05-20-08
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Almo will serve the United States with their nationwide network of 12 distribution centers.

Lenny Paul (right) of Almo conducts Samsung Dealer training.
Lenny Paul (right) of Almo conducts Samsung Dealer training.

Samsung Electronics announced the appointment of two new distribution partners, Almo Corporation and Climatic Corporation, for Samsung branded home appliance products. This new distribution program will enable independent U.S. appliance dealers to source Samsung branded appliances from two highly-experienced appliance distributors.

See RTO Online's video podcast interview with Almo President Warren Chaiken.

"Partnering with the two industry-leading appliance distributors will give Samsung the ability to reach an entirely new customer base," stated James Politeski, vice president of Home Appliance Sales & Marketing at Samsung Electronics America. "Our strategic move to now encompass the independent dealer channel is a significant event for Samsung. We look forward to a very successful and mutually fruitful partnership."

Climatic Corporation, based in South Carolina, is one of the largest regional appliance distributors in the U.S. With 5 major distribution centers, they will serve seven Southeast states, including Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, South Carolina, Georgia, Louisiana and Mississippi.

Almo Corporation, based in Philadelphia, is the nation's largest appliance distributor. Almo will serve the balance of the United States with their nationwide network of 12 distribution centers. Their extensive distribution network enables them to reach 99% of the nation in 1-2 days ground shipping which is unprecedented in the appliance industry.

"This partnership is a great opportunity for our independent dealers to add a sought-after premium brand to their offering," stated Warren Chaiken, President and COO of Almo Corporation. "We're very excited that this program with Samsung, Climatic and Almo will be a boon to the independent appliance channel."

"We join our customers and Samsung in saying this is a major step in our mutual growth and ability to serve the Southeast. The respect of the Samsung brand in conjunction with Climatic Corporation position in the market place promises to be a big win for all involved. Our companies' values are very closely aligned and this will be a thriving partnership." stated Gilly Bailey, President of Climatic Home Products division.

Independent dealers interested in carrying Samsung branded appliances can call 1-866-9Samsung for more information.
About Samsung Electronics America, Inc.

Almo Corporation is the nation's leading independent distributor of Consumer Electronics and Major Appliances. Almo distributes over 40 of the industries top brand names of Major Appliances, Consumer Electronics, Mobile and Professional Audio/Visual Equipment, Professional Residential Kitchen and Outdoor Appliances and Industrial Wire and Cable Products.

Founded in 1946, Almo is headquartered in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and operates 11 regional distribution facilities with over 1 million square feet of warehousing throughout the United States.

 

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