Celsus UK Appoints KENT Marine Equipment as Kicker Audio Marine Distributor in France

POOLE, UK (12.09.2021) – CELSUS UK, Poole-based distributor for KICKER AUDIO Marine products in Europe, has announced their appointment of KENT Marine Equipment to manage the French market for the U.S. based manufacturer of high-end performance 12Volt audio products. The agreement was signed at the newly appointed companies’ facility in Saint-Herblain, near Nantes, France.

KICKER Marine is designed to deliver an exceptional entertainment experience season after season. Engineering excellence, rigorous testing and high-quality components combine to provide the best value premium performance marine audio on the market. The range provides complete end-to-end audio system solutions for external areas on all types of watercraft.

Pictured (L-R) are Paul Baker (Celsus UK, Managing Director), Mike Keenan (Celsus UK, European Sales Manager), Francois Berson (Kent Marine, Managing Director) & Sylvain Marchand (Kent Marine, Product Manager)

KENT Marine Equipment has been active in the French marine market since 1974 with a desire to deliver best in class service to their extensive dealer-base. The company’s reputation in the market for technical product sales and support make them the perfect partner for Celsus UK & Kicker Marine in France.
Commenting on their appointment Mike Keenan, Celsus UK European Sales Manager, said
“I am excited about working alongside KENT Marine Equipment to launch the Kicker brand to their customers. France is an integral part of the wider European marine market and I am confident the enthusiasm and expertise found in François Berson and his team positions them well for future success with Kicker Audio.”

François Berson, Managing Director – KENT Marine Equipment added, “From January 2021, Kent Marine expanded its product offering to the French aftermarket and OEM business with a new strategic product family – Electronics. We were looking for additional partners to empower our offer, we saw Celsus and Kicker as the best fit and an obvious partner for us with their wide and high performance range. We are all very excited to develop the Kicker brand in France and turn this new relationship into a success.”

The KICKER marine range of source units, speakers, amplifiers, subwoofers and accessories are gaining a powerful reputation for quality performance and value since their introduction to the European market in 2018. KENT Marine Equipment join a growing and dedicated distributor network in Europe.

David Glasgow, International Sales Manager for Kicker Audio, added, “We are delighted to have a company with the heritage of Kent Marine represent our marine product line in France. We are confident of a bright future combining their experience with our product quality. Welcome to the KICKER family.”

Visit kicker.com and kent-marine.com for more.