Show Technology have opened their NZ operation based in a renovated warehouse in Onehunga (Auckland). The building features a large showroom devoted to brands represented such as Clay Paky, Martin and MA. The official opening party was on Tuesday 30th August.
Branch Manager Karla Kimi came from Panasonic working in various roles mainly as Product Manager for AV. Nick Reeves, Technical Sales worked twelve years as a Senior Technician at the Royal Festival Hall UK then became a Senior Technician for Oceania Productions.
They will soon be joined by a service technician and a warehouse worker. The operation draws stock direct from manufacturers, avoiding exorbitant shipping costs from Australia.
Show Technology Chief Financial Officer Harold Hassapis told CX the operation carried over NZ$1 million in opening stock, and the purchase and renovation of the building represented a significant investment for CEO Emmanuel Ziino.
Sydney based Business Development Manager Stephen Dallimore said the firm gained confidence in the NZ market after selling around 150 Martin Vipers over six months, as former technical sales expert Simon Barrett travelled and visited new clients.
Pictured: Nick Reeves, Vince Haddad, Karla Kimi, Stephen Dallimore and Harold Hassapis in the warehouse.