Many thanks to our distributors worldwide, thanks to our sales partners in Germany, many thanks to every large and small user in our user family, many thanks to our team and our suppliers.
2017 was another very eventful year. We have mastered many tasks and many others are still ahead of us. 3 new employees enriched our team in Dörverden in 2017. Voice-Acoustic was registered as an international trademark in 2017 in almost every country in the world. We have completed GLL simulation data files for all current loudspeakers. Two new prototypes were presented at the Prolight+Sound Frankfurt in April: Score-5 and Ikarray-8.
Our network was successfully expanded. Business relations now exist in Austria, Switzerland, Russia, Spain, Portugal, South Korea, Turkey and Abu Dhabi. In 2017 new partners have been added in Greece, Poland, Vietnam, France, China, Hong Kong, Macao, Taiwan. In Germany we have get new and more sales partners and an incredible number of new users. For this we are very grateful.
Our products were presented in 14 months at 7 international trade fairs and exhibitions: we started in October 2016 with Light & Sound Lucerne/Switzerland, April 2017 Prolight+Sound Frankfurt/Germany, June 2017 PALM EXPO Beijing/China, September 2017 Music Culture Industry EXPO Chengdu/China, October 2017 Prolight+Sound Shanghai/China, November 2017 Checkpoint.DJ in Hanover/Germany.
Every month DemoDays and seminars were held by and with our partners in Austria, Spain, Korea, Germany and for the first time in Poland. There were also many A/B listening comparisons and shootouts. The industry magazine Tools4Music has tested the Modular-15 with Paveosub-218 in the issue 3/2017 and rated it as very good. In issue 5/2017, the CXN-16 was put through a tough practical test and also received top marks and placement on the cover of the magazine.
Many festivals this year were sounded with Voice-Acoustic in front of or on the stage. For example JAZZAHEAD!, Summer Sensation, PIN Festival, Ferdinands Feld, Eier mit Speck Festial, Kappeler Schlagernächte Switzerland, Seaside Jam.
In 2017, we invested a lot of time and money in the development of new, very stable packaging for our products, which completely dispense with inlays made of plastic and foam for environmental reasons. We are proud to make a small contribution to minimise packaging waste and protect our environment. Think green!
In order to cope with the high level of orders, we increased our warehousing stock in 2017 and, at the end of the year, temporarily and quickly created more storage capacity by installing four 40-foot insulated sea containers.
We wish our friends a good start into 2018, much success, health, happiness and much satisfaction.
Thank you, Stefan Rast & the whole Voice-Acoustic Team