Marchon3D® Partners with Arisawa to Expand Footprint into Japanese Market
LAS VEGAS, Jan. 11, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — CES Booth #21718, South Hall – Marchon3D® has inked a deal with Arisawa(TM), the Japanese consumer electronics pioneer, to provide a distribution outlet for Marchon3D’s EX3D® Eyewear line of 3D glasses in Japan.
Theater-goers, gamers and passive 3D TV owners in Japan will now have access to the highest quality and most stylish 3D glasses on the market. EX3D Eyewear uses patented, curved M3D® lens technology to provide viewers with the most comfortable 3D experience available today. The EX3D collection includes 25 different styles in a variety of colors and shapes with options for men, women and children. Suggested retail prices range from $22 to $70 USD.
Arisawa’s sales division, Asuna, will be adding EX3D glasses to its existing catalogue of high-performance 3D products and will focus on consumer electronics retailers and theater channels in Japan. The agreement between Marchon3D and Arisawa includes full sales and marketing, logistics, shipping, POP and display support from Marchon Japan to promote the EX3D line in Japan.
“Marchon3D is the only company that meets our very high performance standards. From a quality, performance and design standpoint, they are the best on the market. The demand for 3D products in the Japanese market is growing rapidly and our relationship with a world-class eyewear designer like Marchon3D will allow us to bring the highest quality 3D glasses to our consumers,” said Sanji Arisawa, President and CEO, Arisawa.
In addition to distributing to consumer electronics retailers and movie theaters, Arisawa will also explore opportunities to create partnerships between EX3D Eyewear and original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) in Japan.
“Japan’s consumers are technologically savvy and have embraced new 3D technology quickly and enthusiastically,” said David Johnson, President of Marchon3D. “Arisawa has been providing an array of 3D products to the Japanese market, and has forged strong relationships with dealers and independent theater owners throughout the years. They are the perfect partner to help Marchon3D bring the latest in 3D eyewear technology to this booming market.”
Arisawa Manufacturing LTD.’s history dates back 1909 when it first began to manufacture batten lace embroidery. Arisawa (www.arisawa.co.jp) is a public company in Tokyo Stock Exchange, section 1. Arisawa started its 3D activity in 1999 and established a technology making X-Pol filter that has been the standard component in professional 3D monitors. X-Pol has been used in consumer application such as notebook PC, desktop PC and tablet PC. Arisawa is regarded as a pioneer in 3D display.
Marchon3D (www.marchon3d.com), a division of Marchon Eyewear, markets 3D eyewear featuring a portfolio of patented and patent-pending M3D® lens technologies that stand apart from all other premium 3D lenses due to its unique, optically contoured lens design. The lenses are inserted into premium-style frames that offer wearers superior fit, comfort and an outstanding 3D viewing experience. M3D lenses also provide full UV protection.
About Marchon Eyewear, Inc.
Marchon Eyewear, Inc. is one of the world’s largest manufacturers and distributors of quality eyewear and sunwear. The company markets its products under prestigious brand names including: Calvin Klein Collection, ck Calvin Klein, Diane von Furstenberg, Emilio Pucci, Fendi, Flexon®, Jil Sander, Karl Lagerfeld, Lacoste, Michael Kors, Nautica, Nike, Nine West Salvatore Ferragamo, Sean John and Valentino. Headquartered in New York, with regional offices in Amsterdam, Hong Kong, Tokyo and Venice, Marchon distributes its products through numerous local sales offices serving over 80,000 accounts in more than 100 countries.