Midwich, the UK trade-only distributor of solutions in AV, print, and digital imaging, has acquired Manchester based pro audio specialist RW Salt. Having set up its pro audio division last year, Midwich has already made significant inroads in this competitive market and now boasts an exciting portfolio of equipment from a range of manufacturers including Signet, Bosch, Cloud, JBL, Denon, RCF, Sennheiser, Shure and TOA.
The acquisition of RW Salt demonstrates Midwich's commitment to the audio market. It will substantially strengthen the company's technical proficiency in this specialist area, whilst improving its profile and broadening its product range. Salt has been involved in supporting customers in many high profile commercial, leisure and security projects. The RW Salt team of nine will be retained at its Trafford Park facility.
Stephen Fenby, managing director of Midwich commented 'In recent years we have sought to build technical depth into our audio visual offering both organically and through targeted acquisition. The acquisition of R W Salt represents a significant boost to our capability to provide high added value support to our customers with audio projects. Cost effective, efficient distribution remains a core part of our business. However, we are now also able to provide extensive technical support for a wide range of complex audio visual projects. The team at Salt has a strong reputation with customers and vendors alike, and we are all looking forward to working with them.
'Besides audio, existing RW Salt customers will benefit from access to a much larger product range, including displays, projection, connectivity, command and control, digital signage, security, access control and much more.'
Craig Buckley, former managing director at RW Salt Communications and who will work very closely with the Midwich group of companies commented 'RW Salt Communications looks on this acquisition as the next step in the company's development. By integrating within the group, RW Salt will be able to move forward into new and exciting areas of business and expand on the many vertical markets that are serviced by the Midwich group of companies. Salt's excellent reputation of 25 years has been built on expertise, technical support and design services which will be delivered to the whole group from Salt's offices in Trafford Park, Manchester.'