The partnership began on September 1, with AWE tasked with supplying its customers with Draper’s extensive range of residential screens.
AWE is responsible for providing sales, technical and training support.
“We are delighted to have secured the exclusive residential distribution of a global leader in projection screens,” comments Stuart Tickle, managing director of AWE.
“Draper has a distinguished heritage and its extensive investment in R&D results in many product accolades every year.
“Draper is exactly the sort of brand that AWE’s customers and the wider residential market need simple and profitable access to, so we are excited to be bringing such a major brand to market.”
With over 100 years’ experience in manufacturing and almost 60 years’ knowledge of projection screens, Draper is a well-established company in the residential market.
Its range includes fixed frame, manual, electric and electric tab tensioned solutions.
With this distribution deal, AWE is hoping to offer Draper’s screens alongside some of its other products, such as Epson Home Cinema projectors.
“Draper is very pleased to announce its co-operation with AWE,” explains Joseph Burke, UK sales & operations manager at Draper Inc.
“AWE represents a perfect partner for us to develop sales of Draper products in the UK residential market. We are excited with the opportunity to work with the AWE team and look forward to a successful long term relationship.”
Draper projection screens are offered with a wide range of specifically engineered 4K ready fabrics, including standard, acoustically transparent Tecvision NanoPerf and high contrast react versions.
This year, TecVision has already been recognised with six awards, including Best of Show at ISE and Best Projection Screen at the Smart Building Awards.
AWE customers will not only have access to the full range of Draper branded projection screens and associated AV products, but the AWE team will support this with technical advice.
The distributor will hold stock of the core standard models and will be able to supply a wide range of customised products within 3-4 weeks of order.