Los Angeles – A.C.T Lighting, the exclusive distributor for Clay Paky products in the US and Canada, has reached the highest sales volume in Clay Paky history for the second consecutive year and has set the all-time world-wide sales record. Clay Paky honored A.C.T with an achievement award to mark the milestone.
“In less than five years A.C.T Lighting has been able to triple our sales in the US,” says Francesco Romagnoli, Clay Paky area manager for North and Latin America, Spain, Japan and Korea. “A.C.T’s sales represent a wide range of our products, as well, not just the popular Sharpy.”
According to Romagnoli, the US market comprises 16-17 percent of Clay Paky’s worldwide sales. “That’s a big increase from previous years,” he says. “It’s a testament to how well our sales and technical teams at A.C.T in the US and Clay Paky in Italy work together. Our goals, ideas and intentions are all in line. There’s great collaboration between us and, for the first time in many years, we feel that we’re all on the same page.”
Bob Gordon, president and CEO of A.C.T Lighting, points out that his company’s sales records in North America have propelled them to the position of number-one Clay Paky distributor in the world. “We were proud to be named exclusive distributor last year and now to have achieved this sales record for the second year in a row,” he says.
A.C.T Lighting, with offices in New York, Los Angeles and Canada, was founded in 1993 with the mission to identify leading high-technology products, gain exclusivity, and stock, support and service those products as if they were their own.
Italy-based Clay Paky has been producing lighting systems since 1976 for theater, television, live events, clubs, trade shows, theme parks, conferences, corporate presentations and architecture. The company is renowned for its moving-body and moving-mirror projectors, color changers, followspots, and projectors for architectural lighting and lighting effects.
“With this solid foundation built by A.C.T Lighting we look forward to continued success in North America,” Romagnoli declares.