Genelec and M17 join forces in Japan

Genelec and M17 join forces in Japan

Genelec Japan team
The Genelec Japan team: Front row: Shiro Ooki (Left), Kanji Murai (Centre), Koji Watanabe (Right) Back row: Shinichi Kyota (Left), Seiji Murai (Right)

Last Updated on July 11, 2017 by Andrew Culture

Since 1978 Genelec have been some of the most drooled over speakers in studios throughout the world.  A lot of companies claim to create exceptionally high quality studio monitors and loudspeakers, but the sheer numbers of Genelec speakers present in top-end studios proves their quality and desirability.

Genelec have announced a new joint partnership with studio gear supplier M17 Japan, which will see Genelec increase their presence in Japan.  Otaritec, who have been a long term partner with Genelec in Japan, and will continue to work closely as a distributor.

Kanji Murai, Managing Director of Genelec Japan, explains:

“Japan has been an essential part of Genelec’s DNA since the company was founded four decades ago,” commented Siamäk Naghian, Managing Director of Genelec. “We have been honoured to enjoy a close relationship with many of Japan’s very knowledgeable audio professionals, all of whom have served as inspiration for Genelec product development, our company philosophy and our standing as a brand. The launch of Genelec Japan is a natural extension of that friendship and a wonderful opportunity for us to be even closer to a market that we respect very deeply.”

Seiji Murai, Managing Director of MI7 explains further:

“We are delighted to team up with Genelec – a unique, innovative and highly trusted company with great respect for its customers,” said Seiji Murai, Managing Director of MI7. “This close partnership will allow us to expand the leading audio monitoring brand’s presence and operations across all segments, especially for new and exciting applications. Our local-market and cultural experience as well as our network of dealers will enable us to provide broader and better support to Genelec customers, spurring new growth in Japan. We are enthusiastically looking forward to this exciting relationship.”

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