In a move to increase presence in the Italian market, UK bass and acoustic amp manufacturer, Ashdown Engineering, has appointed Gold Music as its new Italian distribution partner.
The Italian firm will take over distribution of the Ashdown bass and acoustic amplifier ranges along with the new Dr. Green UK handmade bass effect pedals line in the Mediterranean country.
Ashdown founder Mark Gooday commented on the deal, saying: "The Italian market is very important to us so we’re especially delighted to announce this news. We’ve always enjoyed a tremendous personal relationship with Gabriele Capogna (CEO Gold Music) and the synergy between our two family-run companies. It’s an exciting time for us here at Ashdown with new products for 2013 and we are honoured to welcome Gold Music to the Ashdown family. 2013, it’s going to be quite a year.”
John Capogna, chairman of the board of directors of Gold Music commented: “Ashdown needs few introductions as the quality of its products and the dynamics of this company are under the eyes of everyone in MI. This new deployment is the perfect example of how two companies with similar characteristics can combine synergistically forces to carry out a joint project: Strengthening even further the brand position of Ashdown in the Italian market. I thank my friend Mark Gooday for this nice opportunity and I am certain that together we will achieve very ambitious goals here in Italy.”