Azione Unlimited announces strategic alliance with Tri-Ed Distribution
Education and buying group Azione Unlimited announced this week that Tri-Ed Distribution has joined the organization as its newest vendor member. Tri-Ed, launched in 1982, serves dealers and integrators in the life safety security sector.
Tri-Ed has over 60 branches throughout the U.S. and Canada and will be able to provide Azione dealers with “state-of-the-art solutions from the industry’s leading manufacturers of CCTV, IP video, access, control, fire, intrusion, sound, communications, structured cabling, and home automation products,” Azione said in a statement.
“This partnership with Azione Unlimited creates a business channel we have not yet explored,” Bill Donahue, Tri-Ed’s vice president of national and strategic accounts said in the statement. “Access to Azione’s network of quality dealers provides Tri-Ed with the opportunity for growth and national market penetration. We believe this affiliation will create a symbiotic relationship with Azione dealers, providing product diversity especially in the security system market, which has shown substantial growth throughout the CE industry, and is becoming a more significant portion of an integrator’s business.”
Richard Glikes, president of Azione Unlimited, added: “Integrators have diversified, as our clients are demanding more than just audio and video. Our dealers are selling security and tons of cameras. To partner with the largest independent security distributor in North America is huge! Tri-Ed is a perfect partner! We welcome the alliance.”