LOUD Technologies Inc. in Woodinville, Wash., has announced two new contract manufacturing (“CM”) partners and the reallocation of production for certain EAW and Mackie products across its worldwide supply chain to replace capacity lost when the prior CM for those products discontinued operations in December 2008.
The company also states that in the mean time, supplies of all other EAW and Mackie products, as well as Alvarez, Ampeg, Crate and Martin branded products will continue uninterrupted, as they are manufactured at other LOUD CM partners.
“We were already moving to secure alternate EAW and Mackie production sources in response to growing backlogs with this prior supplier, and these efforts remain LOUD’s top priority. We just signed manufacturing agreements with two new contract manufacturers and added additional capacity at a LOUD-owned U.S. facility,” says LOUD chief operating officer Jim Stewart. “We already have new lines up and running for EAW KF and SB loudspeakers, as well as Mackie MR and HRmk2 studio monitors, and plan to bring up additional lines for other products every few weeks until supplies are stabilized.”
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