Catalyst AV Experiences Q4 Growth

The Catalyst AV network says that it has experienced double-digital growth year-to-year, despite the challenges of the pandemic.

Helge Fischer, executive director of Catalyst AV, notes the members have overcome the obstacles presented by COVID-19 during the early stages of the virus to solidly rebound.

“The Catalyst A/V group has not been immune to the issues effecting the planet in 2020. We have seen huge differences in activity and huge geographical differences, as the pandemic was behaving very differently from NY to Vermont to North Dakota,” he comments. 

 “After the initial shock in March/April, business started to return, and a number of our members had record months in August and September. Overall, as a group we are way ahead of last year same time, which is incredible.”

Fischer continues by pointing out the industry is now dealing with supply-chain issues, but even those problems are getting better.  

“The industry still has supplier issues, especially in the A/V receiver space and with some of the networking products. But every week we receive more goods and turn these shipments around immediately to help finalize jobs in the field,” says Fischer.

“As an industry we are so lucky as we cater to the stay/work at home space, both on work related issues and pure entertainment. During challenging times we all want to be together with good friends and family and enjoy entertainment. The A/V industry truly is the sweet spot. Our fall/holiday season is shaping up tremendously and our members are ready to service the needs of our thousands of installers and A/V retailers. We have upgraded all of our systems, order processing, pick up, shipping procedures, everything is safe and sanitized ready for a great end of year.”

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