FORD MOTOR COMPANY SELECTS ION AUDIO AS OFFICIALLY LICENSED PARTNER FOR TURNTABLES AND SPEAKERS
ION Audio—an industry leader in lifestyle electronics—to offer specialty products inspired by Ford Motor Company’s iconic vehicles
Cumberland, RI – June 21, 2016 – ION Audio, a leader in lifestyle consumer electronics, today announced a global licensing agreement with Ford Motor Company to introduce specialty consumer electronics products inspired by the iconic styling of famous Ford vehicles. Building on an automotive theme, the new design approach evokes the feel, recognizability and appeal of historic Ford Motor styling that is both familiar and exciting to millions of people.
The ION and Ford partnership will leverage the creativity, engineering excellence and drive for innovation that makes each company a leader in its respective field. Value, style and performance will be hallmarks of the collaboration.
“We are unreservedly enthusiastic about partnering with such an iconic and prestigious global brand as Ford,” said Paul Buckley, Director of Marketing at ION Audio. He added, “ION Audio is well-known for its attractive, cutting-edge products that deliver genuine customer satisfaction. Incorporating classic Ford styling elements throughout the years into ION’s designs will result in a look unmatched anywhere else.”
“Ford is pleased to be working with Ion Audio in this space,” said Betsy McKelvey, Licensing Manager for Ford Motor Company. “Their attention to detail in bringing unique products to the marketplace will enable us to showcase our brands in new and interesting ways!”
The initial resulting products are expected to make their appearance in the latter part of 2016.
About ION Audio
ION Audio, a leader in lifestyle consumer electronics, has revolutionized indoor and outdoor sound and lighting to create the best consumer entertainment experience. For more than a decade, ION has been transforming consumer entertainment to deliver a wide range of diverse audio, video, conversion and musical products, balancing innovative form and function to deliver sound experiences. For more information visit www.ionaudio.com.
About Ford Motor Company
Ford Motor Company is a global automotive and mobility company based in Dearborn, Michigan. With about 201,000 employees and 67 plants worldwide, the company’s core business includes designing, manufacturing, marketing, financing and servicing a full line of Ford cars, trucks, SUVs and electrified vehicles, as well as Lincoln luxury vehicles. At the same time, Ford is aggressively pursuing emerging opportunities through Ford Smart Mobility, the company’s plan to be a leader in connectivity, mobility, autonomous vehicles, the customer experience, and data and analytics.
For more information regarding Ford, its products worldwide or Ford Motor Credit Company, visit www.corporate.ford.com