International Audio Group Ltd. (IAG), the parent company of Wharfdale, Quad, Mission and several other professional audio, lighting and hi-fi brands, will now be manufacturing and distributing SurgeX products globally, with the exception of North America, where Electronic Systems Protection, Inc. (ESP) of Zebulon, NC continues to helm the brand.
“It is our mission to provide consultants, contractors and end users with the finest quality, most technologically sophisticated products on the market, and SurgeX is certainly no exception,” says IAG Managing Director Daniel Chang. “When it comes to power, nothing on the market surpasses the brand’s level of protection, and we have no doubt that this alliance will both greatly expand SurgeX’s global business and be highly beneficial to professional and residential integrators worldwide.”
SurgeX Founder and Senior Principal Michael McCook states, “SurgeX and IAG have been working closely on expanded technology development and new products in the global marketplace for several years now and I am confident that this partnership will finally bring SurgeX’s superior technology solutions to the entire world.”
With regard to the ways in which IAG will be internationally developing the SurgeX brand, Chang comments, “Development and production of expanded SurgeX products for the global market will be swift. Along with the rapid availability of existing SurgeX form factors, such as standalone and hardwired styles, customers can expect to see network addressable sequencers and UPS units.
“SurgeX technology will also be brought into the custom residential market in an elegant product form. Further, our IAG Yachting division will be utilizing SurgeX in all of its sensitive electronic applications and specific products suited for the marine market that will be produced beginning in 2010.”