In its quest to find a more sustainable solution for store sound, the Swedish sports chain Stadium has chosen Audio Pro as supplier of speaker systems for all store profiles in the chain's store portfolio.
Stadium, Sweden's largest sports and sports fashion chain with approximately 180 stores in Sweden, Finland and Norway, is constantly working on sustainability issues. Sustainability is part of the chain's business strategy, and hence also affects the choice of subcontractors. When choosing the supplier of speaker systems, it became obvious that Audio Pro Business, with its flexible system, would be a perfect match for Stadium.
"We had tried wired systems in the past, and we were pleasantly surprised to see that Swedish Audio Pro could offer a completely new way of spreading good sound in a store environment in a way that this industry normally wouldn’t apply" says Karl Eklöf, CEO of Stadium. Audio Pro Business wireless speakers are quick and easy to mount directly into the existing lighting rails in the ceiling, meaning that the personnel of the store themselves can move around the speakers as needed when the interior is changed. Karl Eklöf continues: “The fact that we can change the location of the speakers both within the store, and also even to a different store area if needed, must be the most environmentally friendly choice in comparison with fixed speakers, which of course can’t offer the same flexibility, and even might have to be discarded when the layout of the store changes.”
Karl Eklöf emphasizes; “However, you can’t look at the environmental aspect alone, when choosing a supplier. Of course we have to have good sound from the speakers we choose as well. But I can assure you that it sounds fantastic based on what it actually costs. You get undeniably value for money. It sounds even better than what our old wired system was able to deliver. Cost is kept at a minimum due to installation time is extremely short, in comparison to old, fixed systems when you have to install power cables. A very short installation time and cost efficiency together with a focus on sustainability is of course a winning combination.”
Ola Grahn, Sales Manager at Audio Pro Business, is very pleased to hear the good review of the company products. “We are of course proud to be a supplier to such a successful sports chain. And it is obvious that our two companies are a perfect match, not only from a quality point of view, but also from a sustainability point of view. Also, our system offers different volume zones within the store, which means, for example, that you at the checkout, where you need to be able to talk to the customer without a disturbing high sound volume, are able to choose a lower sound level than in the rest of the store. At the entrance, however, you probably would like to play a little bit louder to welcome the customer with some inviting music. We have learned that the flexibility of providing different volume zones is something that also played a key part in Stadium's decision making process. Now we look forward to having our speaker system being rolled out in all store profiles in Stadium's portfolio. ”
Audio Pro is a Swedish company with strong roots in the early HiFi industry. The company has designed, developed and manufactured speakers since 1978 and is today available in over 55 countries globally. Audio Pro launched in the 70’s a range of active speakers with advanced technology and high sound quality, that have become milestones in the history of speakers. Today Audio Pro is still a strong and innovative company, managed with high entrepreneurial spirit, and the active speakers have now been equipped with wireless, multiroom and smart voice-control features. Since 2012 the company have also entered the commercial segment with a range of products for retail and hospitality. The brand Audio Pro Business offers wireless speaker systems for stores, restaurants, hotels etc. In recent years, Audio Pro has increased its focus on more sustainable solutions, by e.g. prolonging the life span of its products.