IMCE to Distribute Blaupunkt
November 9, 2012

Ingram Micro's CE Division has reached a deal to distribute products from Blaupunkt in the U.S. The deal makes 40 products, including Blaupunkt's first class receivers, amps and speaker systems available to retailers in the Western U.S.

Rockford Signs Distribution Agreement with Blaupunkt
September 5, 2012

Rockford Corporation, a manufacture and distribute of car audio systems, including amplifiers, speakers, has signed an agreement granting the company exclusive distribution rights for the Blaupunkt brand of car multimedia and headphones for the North American market.

In addition, Rockford and Blaupunkt are extending their cooperation to service the global OEM market. By leveraging each party's respective regional strengths, product portfolios, and support structures, the companies plan to offer global solutions on product areas such as radios, navigation, amplifiers, loudspeakers, rear seat entertainment, and connectivity for both automotive and commercial vehicle platforms

Survey Ranks Audio Brands Most Likely to Influence New Car Decision
July 30, 2012

A soon-to-be published consumer survey from IMS Research (recently acquired by IHS Inc.) has ranked those audio brands most likely to influence consumers' new car buying habits. Surveying 2,250 consumers across the U.S., the U.K. and Germany, IMS Research can reveal that the five brands most likely to influence consumer attitude to new car purchase are (in alphabetical order): Bang and Olufsen, Blaupunkt, Bose, Pioneer and Sony. Nimisha Patel, market analyst, comments: "What is most surprising is not the brands in the top five, but the ranking and difference in influence

Rockford Corp. to Distribute Blaupunkt
July 11, 2012

Rockford Corp. announced this week that it has reached a deal for exclusive distribution rights for the Blaupunkt brand in North America.

The deal covers the car accessory and headphone categories. In addition, the two companies will service the global OEM market.

In-Car Streaming Radio: The New Trend Among Automakers
March 9, 2011

In-dash internet radio systems are all the rage these days. Almost every major car manufacturer now makes them available, as well as a host of third-party providers. Here’s a review of the latest dashboard systems and an overview of what you can expect. Ford: The new AppLink Sync, with Bluetooth and smartphone connections, was just unveiled in 2010. Ford Motor Co., the first major car maker to deliver in-car Internet radio, now makes available a voice-controlled version of Pandora. Toyota: Toyota’s new in-car app is called EnTune and connects to Bluetooth and smartphones, and also offers support for Pandora

Industry Remembers Reese Haggott
November 8, 2010

Reese Haggott, a longtime CE and 12 volt industry executive, passed away Oct. 29 after a battle with pancreatic cancer. Haggott spent time at Pioneer, Alpine, Blaupunkt, Eclipse and other companies.

Blaupunkt is Sold
December 22, 2008

The Bosch Car Multimedia division announced this week that it will sell its aftermarket and audio components division, which includes the Blaupunkt brand, to the Aurelius Group.