VTech Signs Licensing Agreement with Telstra
Becomes direct supplier of Telstra-branded fixed line handsets in Australia
Hong Kong – VTech Telecommunications Ltd (a wholly owned subsidiary of VTech Holdings Ltd, HKSE: 303; ADR: VTKHY), today announced that its wholly owned subsidiary VTech Telecommunications (Australia) Pty Ltd (VTech) has signed a licensing agreement with leading Australian telecommunications and information services company Telstra, giving it the right to sell, distribute, advertise and promote Telstra-branded fixed line handsets in Australia.
Previously, VTech had supplied fixed line products to Telstra through Ingram Micro. By signing this licensing agreement, VTech will establish a direct presence in Australia.
"We are very pleased that Telstra has chosen VTech as its direct supplier of fixed line handsets," said Mr. Allan Wong, Chairman and Group CEO of VTech Holdings Ltd. "The agreement will allow VTech to increase its presence in Australia, making further inroads into the Asia Pacific market."
Mr. Richard Fink, Director, Telstra Product Management said, "The licensing agreement with VTech will give our customers continued access to market leading fixed line handsets and support."
The agreement with Telstra is for up to three years. VTech will take over the sale, distribution, advertising and promotion of the Telstra-branded fixed line handsets from Ingram Micro on 1st July 2009.
VTech is one of the world's largest suppliers of corded and cordless telephones and electronic learning products. It also provides highly sought-after contract manufacturing services. Founded in 1976, the Group's mission is to be the most cost effective designer and manufacturer of innovative, high quality consumer electronics products and to distribute them to markets worldwide in the most efficient manner.