GREENWOOD, Miss. (April 3, 2013) – Viking Range, LLC, the originator of commercial-type appliances for the home, announces the acquisition of longtime distribution partner Sues, Young & Brown, Inc. ("SYB"). The Baldwin Park, CA-based company has been the exclusive distributor for Viking in Southern California since the first Viking range was introduced in 1987.
The current SYB management team will remain in place to support a strong network of Southern California retail appliance dealers and will continue to perform marketing, warehousing and service support for Viking.
"The addition of SYB to the Viking team strengthens an already rock-solid relationship between our two companies and ensures continued success moving forward in one of the most vital markets to our business," said Brian Waldrop, Viking Executive Vice President and CFO. "Our history together dates back to the very inception of our company, and SYB has always been an invaluable asset to Viking and
our esteemed dealer base."
No further details regarding the transaction are available at this time.
SYB, Inc. has been in business since 1944, representing the best in home appliances and electronics. The SYB Viking Product Center showcases the entire array of Viking products in various designer vignettes, allowing consumers to envision their homes designed with a Viking kitchen. Skilled product specialists assist visitors by reviewing product features and benefits and answering any questions that may arise.
Viking Range, LLC originated ultra-premium commercial-type appliances for the home, creating a whole new category of home appliances. Committed to innovative product design, unrivaled performance and peerless quality, Viking is headquartered in Greenwood, Mississippi, and is a subsidiary of The Middleby Corporation, a long-time leader in commercial kitchen technology. Viking appliances are recognized globally as the foremost brand in the high-end appliance industry and are sold through a network of premium appliance distributors and dealers worldwide.
For additional information or to locate a Viking dealer in your area, please visit www.vikingrange.com or call 888.845.4641. VIKING is a registered trademark of Viking Range, LLC. Viking products are sold under the BRIGADE brand in Canada.