3 Become 1 - Waters & Stanton, Nevada, InnovAntenna

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3 Become 1 - Waters & Stanton, Nevada, InnovAntenna

Post by delboyonline » 17 Dec 2016, 12:44

In a statement on Facebook today Nevada Radio, Waters & Stanton and InnovAntennas have announced that they are joining forces:


"Three of the UKs leading Ham Radio retailers and manufacturers have come together to form the “International Ham Stores Group” which will operate from a combined showroom and distribution centre at Portsmouth from April 1st 2017.

A ‘soft start’ migration to Portsmouth will commence for both Waters & Stanton and InnovAntennas from their current Hockley facility to Portsmouth in January 2017. This strategy is being employed to ensure a smooth transition with least disruption to day to day operations to ensure a seamless migration from a customers perspective.

The combined power of the three companies, Waters & Stanton, Nevada Radio and InnovAntennas, will undoubtedly make them Europe’s largest Amateur radio conglomerate. Spokesman for the group Justin Johnson G0KSC said “We are excited at the prospect of working in partnership, to bring new products and un-paralleled service to the Hobby Radio enthusiast and professional alike. We have ambitious plans for growth and new ideas to engage with our loyal customer base. We will also be appealing to new customers that may not have considered our individual group members in the past, adding value with the vastly increased product range that the “IHSG” group will offer.

The three companies will continue to trade under their own names, but combine resources for logistics, marketing, repairs and customer service which will streamline costs and overheads to provide a more competitive ‘one stop shop’ solution for our customers.

IHS Group will become the largest importer of hobby radio related products in the UK supplying Ham radio, CB Radio and Scanner Radio retailers along with major retailers including Maplin and Amazon. Professional and PMR services will also be focused upon by the newly formed Business Radio Division.

As a part of the planned growth, IHS are recruiting in many areas of the business from Antenna fabrication through to web management and logistics. Any radio enthusiast within commuting distance of Portsmouth that wants to be a part of the IHS story should forward CV’s to BeBest@IHSG.co.uk for more information on IHSG group and our proposed services and brands, write to IHSG@IHSG.co.uk"


I guess this sort of partnership is inevitable when retailers are struggling in an ever decreasing market. Costs are up and sales are down.

How long before we end up with just one or two 'big players' in the radio market?????

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Post by WhiteNoisePoetry » 17 Dec 2016, 13:02

Great way to improve price fixing then by default.

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Post by WhiteNoisePoetry » 17 Dec 2016, 13:07

Their use of ham in their title makes me sick.

Another word of stupidity, and a missed opportunity
to project themselves as a professional group.

Instead they pander to the lowest common denominator.

Common being quite appropriate for today's clientele :-)

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Post by Farty » 17 Dec 2016, 14:00

The bulk of their business is from amateurs. They're only saying it how it is.
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Post by Tigersaw » 17 Dec 2016, 14:32

Farty wrote:The bulk of their business is from amateurs. They're only saying it how it is.
Nevada supply Argos, Amazon, Dixons/currys and others with consumer radio, so not entirely sure thats true

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Post by Farty » 17 Dec 2016, 14:43

I think it's very true. How much profit do they make from Argos compared to their own sales of HF rigs? Peanuts I should think.

These are the pre-eminent specialist UK suppliers and retailers in the market, and if CB or Argos talkie-talkies were where they made their cream they'd have doubtless called themselves International CB Sales Group, or International Argos Crap Group instead.

And sure enough, they didn't. They gotta call themselves something, and the name reflects where they think the bulk of their business lies. Bottom line is it's just a name anyway - get over it.
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Post by Tigersaw » 17 Dec 2016, 15:49

erm, I've seen the warehouse. Seen all that stuff on the shelves in Currys?

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Post by satelitesid » 17 Dec 2016, 17:11

" distribution centre at Portsmouth from April 1st 2017. "

Is this in any way significant?

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Post by bigbloke » 17 Dec 2016, 17:11

nevada started off as a music company !

now called - titter ye not - PMT :-)

http://www.pmtonline.co.uk/stores/portsmouth/

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Post by Tigersaw » 17 Dec 2016, 17:14

Sold to PMT last year, big nationwide company.
It was an awesome showroom, opposite the radio warehouse. Not been recently.

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Post by Farty » 17 Dec 2016, 17:19

Tigersaw wrote:erm, I've seen the warehouse. Seen all that stuff on the shelves in Currys?
Yes, and the mark up is so pathetic they decided to name the company after it. No, wait, they didn't! :clap:

When the moaners are running a successful multi million pound turnover company selling amateur radio gear then we'll listen to their advice. Until then...
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Post by Tigersaw » 17 Dec 2016, 17:26

Who's moaning?
I just pointed out that the bulk of their turnover may not be from ham radio, as they have many revenue streams.

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Post by Metradio » 17 Dec 2016, 20:45

Sounds like 'WESTWORLD'..

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Post by Samalex » 17 Dec 2016, 22:20

a bit early for an aprilfools

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Re: 3 Become 1 - Waters & Stanton, Nevada, InnovAntenna

Post by WhiteNoisePoetry » 07 Jan 2017, 12:14

International Ham Stores Group
Still sounds like a butchers consortium to me.

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