Encompass Appointed Exclusive Distributor in the Americas of VAIN STHLM Hi-Fi Sound ProductsKristin Hurst
Lawrenceville, Ga., February 15, 2018 – Encompass Supply Chain Solutions, Inc., a leading provider of Supply Chain Logistics, Parts Distribution, 3PL and 4PL solutions for a diverse range of finished goods and replacement parts, today announced it will market and distribute VAIN STHLM headphones and earbuds throughout North and Latin America.
Under an agreement with startup Swedish manufacturer VAIN STHLM, Encompass will initially distribute VAIN’s Original brand ear buds and Commute wireless headphones in the U.S. with plans to eventually expand to Latin America and Canada. Encompass will mainly leverage its flagship distribution center located just north of Atlanta to manage inventory and fulfill orders.
Award-winning industrial designer Lisa Minogue created the look and feel of the products, which feature the classic minimalism of Scandinavian design and are inspired by the aesthetics of the renowned Stockholm subway. The VAIN lines fall within the mid-range and luxury price points.
Encompass has developed a customized e-commerce portal for the online purchase of VAIN products: VAIN.encompass.com.
“We are thrilled to be partnering with VAIN STHLM to introduce their exciting high-end sound products to the U.S.,” said Encompass Director of International Business Development Jose A. Hernandez. “Encompass has extensive expertise assisting electronics manufacturers with turnkey distribution solutions that fast-track leading-edge products to market, and we look forward to working with VAIN to help ensure a highly-successful product launch.”
With a deep passion for design and music, Michael Klingvall launched VAIN STHLM with his brother Mathias in Stockholm, Sweden, from which the company derives its name. Their wide selection of in-ear, lightweight headphones has been available overseas since 2015. Adding on-ear headphones was the next step in optimizing the product line, said Klingvall.
“Our vision was to create innovative, sleek listening devices that could deliver top-quality sound to music-loving, style-conscious people,” said Klingvall. “The ultra-modern design of the Commute and Original lines, combined with their functionality and portability, has so far been extremely enticing to customers.”
Klingvall said the VAIN products have already started to receive positive reviews from the international press for their “style and powerfully rich sound at a reasonable price.”
“While we believe VAIN earphones and earbuds are a clear standout in the global audio market, it is gratifying to receive such great feedback from other experts in the field,” said Klingvall. “With such great independent reviews, our orders are ramping up, particularly in the U.S. It was imperative for us to find a proven distribution partner like Encompass who could quickly step in with the necessary infrastructure and resources to ensure fast delivery to our customers.”
About VAIN STHLM
VAIN STHLM is a Swedish brand founded in 2012 by two brothers who are passionate about music and making great sound accessible. VAIN STHLM products feature high-quality sound and function finished with a Swedish-inspired minimalistic design.