Martin Audio recently opened an elegant showroom in a prestigious shopping district in China.
The idea was the brainchild of wealthy businessman Regan Goh who owns sound rental/installation company Huifeng Performance Equipment Co.
As one of Martin Audioâ€™s major customers, he came up with the idea of opening a full demo facility for consultants, production companies, dealers and installers in Panyu, a suburb of Guangzhou.
Said ambassador for Martin Audio, David Bissett-Powell, â€œChina is the major market for Martin Audio and Huifeng is our main Chinese dealer â€” so the move makes perfect sense.
â€œRegan and I go back a long way, and he has purchased this building with the sole intention of making it Martin Audio â€” in fact the signage over the large shop window simply states â€˜Martin Audioâ€™. Regan also supports King Kong of the
Martin Audio Business Development Centre which
will be closely linked with this new facility.â€?
The move has received the full backing of Patrick Lau, who runs Martin Audioâ€™s Asian office, and Kelvin Hui who runs the Audio Division of Dah Chong Hong, Martin Audioâ€™s distribution company in China, Hong Kong and Macau.
The new building occupies around 10,000 sq. ft and is set on two floors. Aside from a large demo room and offices it also includes a dedicated karaoke room (a major market segment in China).
â€œIf anyone within China and South East Asia wants to audition a product, virtually everything is there on demo,â€? emphasized Bissett-Powell. â€œEveryone is happy to come to Guangzhou and we would hope that club owners would visit along with their local dealers.â€?
The new facility opened in time for Chinese National Day on October 1st â€” celebrating 60 years since the foundation of the People's Republic of China.
Pic: David Bissett-Powell and Regan Goh at the inauguration