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A Conversation with Key Audio Industry Suppliers

— AES initiative hosts online sessions with leading audio industry manufacturing suppliers  —

New York, NY, December 22, 2020 — The Audio Product Education Institute (APEI), an initiative launched in January 2020 by the Audio Engineering Society (AES) to focus on promoting methodologies, practices and technologies involved in developing and bringing audio products to market, will host its fourth online event addressing Supply Chain & Sourcing on Wednesday, January 6 (12:00pm ET). The webinar will once again welcome industry experts from two major audio industry suppliers – Hansong Technology and Tristar Electronics – detailing their organizations’ operations and offering valuable perspectives. In conversation with Dave Lindberg (DB Enterprises) and Mike Klasco (Menlo Scientific), the two companies will address key timely issues faced by the audio industry.

This fourth Supply Chain & Sourcing webinar is part of a series featuring key factory principals with deep experience in supplying top brands. In the session taking place January 6, registered attendees will be able to hear from Hansong Technology’s VO, Helge Kristensen, and Simon Gui, Sales Manager at Tristar Electronics about the business, engineering, technology and operational challenges their companies face in bringing products to market in 2021. 

Hansong Technology is a privately owned company, established in 1998 as a manufacturer of high performance, premium audio equipment, with assets in Asia and North America. Its headquarters and manufacturing facilities are located in Nanjing China. Its state of the art, 51,000 m2 vertically integrated manufacturing operation comprises assembly, SMT/SMD, injection molding, tooling, environmental, regulatory testing, and R&D teams. Hansong Technology has significantly expanded at a controlled pace to cover ODM and OEM manufacturing in multiple areas of consumer and commercial electronics. The company’s experience includes products for markets such as Home Theater, Hi-Fi and AV systems, custom installation, professional audio, wireless technologies, and commercial audio. Hansong’s workforce has kept pace with the company’s product expansion, growing to nearly 1000 full time employees today. The engineering department is one of the company’s strengths, with over 90 individuals in various disciplines from Industrial Design, Mechanical, Electrical and Software Engineering to Project Management. 

Founded in May 2000, Tristar has remained an innovative company with a strong focus on continuous improvement and maintaining a high-level of competitive advantage in an ever-increasing number of industries. The company is highly-integrated in the value chain within the consumer electronics industry and has built long-lasting strategic relationships with its clients, suppliers and industry technology partners. Tristar’s sole goal is to be the best one-stop service for its world-renowned Hi-fi and consumer electronics clients.

The session will be hosted by Lindberg and Klasco, APEI’s chairs on Supply Chain & Sourcing, both with extensive experience and knowledge in supporting brands’ efforts to turn ideas into products and in manufacturing those products. Each guest will also answer questions from the hosts regarding key topics currently faced by the audio industry, such as restrictions on travel, logistical challenges and the dynamics of global economics.

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