PMC Distribution is the new home of Michell Audio

posted on Friday, 2nd February 2024 by Steve May

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PMC Distribution UK has become the exclusive UK handler of Michell Audio products. The agreement opens the door to wider distribution for the iconic British brand, via PMC’s existing retailer network.

Since 1966, the name Michell has been associated with high quality turntables, with its most famous product, the GyroDec, appearing in the early1980’s. The turntable has become so iconic that it still features in the company's product lineup, alongside the flagship Orbe, and other turntables, cartridges, tonearms, power supplies, and upgrades.

Jonathan Nye, Michell managing director, is pictured above left, with Jeff Willcocks, PMC CEO, right.

The relationship between PMC Distribution UK and Michell apparently came out of a conversation between PMC’s founder, Peter Thomas, himself a long-standing Michell owner, and Steve Rowland, then in charge of the Michell business.

They discussed the many similarities between the two companies: British founded and owned, British based manufacturing, cutting-edge technologies and, above all else, a joint passion for audio and music. As Peter Thomas puts it, “Why wouldn’t we do it?”

“We are delighted to welcome Michell Audio to our UK Distribution portfolio,” says Paul Bayliss, head of home audio for PMC Distribution UK. “There is so much synergy between our two brands in terms of ethos, family ownership and a passion for engineering excellence, all with music at the heart, that the relationship seems entirely natural. I know we’ll be able to bring a lot to the Michell brand in terms of market expansion and management.”

"We are at the point in the development of our business where we are ready to take the next steps in terms of market presence and expansion," says Jonathan Nye, managing director, who took over the running of Michell in 2023. "As a relatively small team dedicated to designing and manufacturing the world's best turntables, that will remain our focus. Working with the customer-focused and hugely respected PMC Distribution UK is ideal, and we are delighted to be part of its family of carefully curated brands."

PMC Distribution UK is now responsible for all UK sales enquiries, order fulfilment, customer contact and retailer relationships.

Steve May

Inside CI Editor Steve May is a freelance technology specialist who also writes for T3TechRadarHome Cinema Choice, Trusted Reviews and The Luxe Review.

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