Eighteen months after being appointed the QSC Pro Distributor for Australia, Marcus Winkler, Managing Director QSC EMEA GmbH, has given Jands a 30 day “no fault” notice of termination.
Jands originally agreed to take on the distribution in 2018, following an approach by QSC stating they were looking for an improvement in their Pro business and positioning in Australia.
“When we first met with QSC Pro we were given six key areas that QSC wanted to target for improvement in Australia” said Geoff Smith, General Manager Jands Distribution. “Last month we completed our first full fiscal year with QSC Pro and Jands have delivered on all requirements, including as we understand it, growing the business by about 20%. To be told we were being terminated while on such good terms was unexpected.”
“In our short time with QSC Pro we made some great friends and received enormous support” said Paul Mulholland, Managing Director, Jands. Paul went on “Everyone is asking why and unfortunately all I can offer is what we have been told by QSC and that is that ‘QSC is aligning the brand.”
“I would like to both personally, and on behalf of Jands, thank everyone from QSC Pro who supported us throughout our short time together. Thanks to our staff who committed to QSC with enthusiasm and passion and delivered on everything that was asked of them. Finally, and most importantly, I would like to thank all of our dealers who believed in Jands and QSC and helped us deliver a great result.” said Paul Mulholland.
A further announcement clarifying the brand’s new Australian distribution arrangements is expected in 24 hours.