Peavey Electronics has appointed Barnes & Mullins as its new UK and Ireland distributor. The agreement was confirmed at the NAMM Show in Anaheim, California, where Barnes & Mullins’ joint managing directors Brian Cleary and Bruce Perrin stood alongside Hartley Peavey, Peavey Electronics’ founder, and Peavey COO, Courtland Gray.
In a statement Mr Gray said, “The decision to partner with Barnes & Mullins was given great consideration. After looking at numerous opportunities with other distributors, we realised that these two companies are best positioned to enhance Peavey and grow its presence in the UK and Europe.”
Mr Cleary added, “This giant US amplification and instrument brand is a welcome addition to Barnes & Mullins’ existing catalogue of exclusive products, and Peavey Europe’s recent transition to full distribution has been well-documented. To know we will be working with a company able to recognise and address the big changes and challenges in our industry fills me with great confidence. For musicians around the world Peavey is recognised as a truly iconic brand and I can’t wait for us to start playing our part in the continuation of Peavey’s success.”
Initial Peavey stock is due to arrive at Barnes & Mullins in March/April 2015.