serve the United States with their nationwide network of 12
|Lenny Paul (right) of Almo conducts
Samsung Dealer training.
Samsung Electronics announced the appointment of two new
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
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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
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