Lutz Marschall

Performance & Electronics (P&E) Distributors, which currently handles Blaupunkt products in Tennessee and Alabama, will expand its coverage to North Carolina, South Carolina and Georgia. “The result of this new distribution agreement will be an increase in the availability of Blaupunkt’s high-quality products to independent dealers, as well as a major expansion of P&E’s 12-volt operations in the southeastern states,” said Josh Eatherly, P&E’s 12-volt sales manager. P&E, a 40-year-old distributor of automotive parts and accessories, is headquartered in Goodlettsville, Tenn., with branches in Chattanooga, Memphis and Marietta, Ga. Over the last year, Blaupunkt has expanded its relationships with independent regional distributors, which

Blaupunkt, a manufacturer of car audio and video products, introduced a supply-chain initiative for North America that's set to launch as of January 1, 2006. According to the company, all Blaupunkt merchandise will be shipped directly from factories overseas to independent regional distributors, thus bypassing the current Blaupunkt warehouses in the U.S. This new supply chain management strategy, enthuses Blaupunkt spokespersons, "will improve product availability and speed of delivery for many dealers." Lutz Marschall, Blaupunkt general manager for North America, explains, "The nature of the mobile electronics aftermarket is changing. The industry is undergoing a period of consolidation and is increasingly price competitive. Our initiative will

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