HARMAN technology Ltd, the manufacturer of ILFORD photographic film, darkroom paper and chemicals, is delighted to announce the appointment of Roberts Distributors, LP as the new distributor of its products for the United States of America.
The appointment marks the expansion of Roberts, a leading photographic retail and e-commerce company based in Indianapolis, into the photo distribution market with ILFORD Photo as their flagship brand.
The distribution services provided by Roberts will cover ILFORD Photo, Kentmere and HARMAN-branded products as well as those for Paterson Photographic Equipment and Agfa Color Film. The supply of product will commence in early January 2018.
“Since Wynit’s unexpected demise into Chapter 11, we have been working hard to establish a distribution arrangement appropriate to our business needs and today’s increasing demand for analogue photography products. We are therefore delighted to be working with Roberts to enable this and are excited to be getting back to supplying the US market fully” explained Giles Branthwaite, Sales and Marketing Director of HARMAN technology.
Bruce Pallman, General Partner of Roberts agrees “We feel that our years of experience in the photo specialty retail space and our deep understanding of shipping and logistics through our current sales channels makes us the best choice to service HARMAN technology and provide a smooth transition for their customers. We understand the photo channel and the importance of getting it right. We are so honored to have HARMAN technology as our flagship customer and we look forward to growing this partnership together.”
Prior to the commencement date of 8th January 2018, Roberts is inviting USA retailers to register with them in order to set up their account and credit facilities. To do so please contact them on [email protected] or (877) 281 6405.