Meinl cymbals and D’Addario are ending their UK distribution agreement on 1st April after four years. In a statement issued by D’Addario, Simon Turnbull, Managing Director of D’Addario Europe said; ‘Until April, we will continue to represent the brand and collaborate with our colleagues at Meinl to ensure a smooth transition; resulting in no supply disruption or customer service issues. As custodians of the Meinl brand in the UK for over four years we are proud of our achievement of having doubled sales in that period. Meinl, like D’Addario, makes products of exceptional quality so we are honoured to have been associated with the brand’.
Udo Heubeck, General Manager of Meinl Cymbals and Percussion stated: ‘We would like to express our sincere thanks to the entire D’Addario UK team for all of their support and effort in promoting the Meinl brand and products over the last four years. We wish them all the very best for their future business.’
The statement continued with advice that UK Meinl dealers should: ‘…contact their sales representative with any specific questions. All UK Meinl dealers will be contacted before April 1st with details on the future arrangements and contacts for Meinl distribution in the UK.’