Jamaica’s Prime Minister Andrew Holness made a scheduled visit to our Namibia offices in Windhoek during his Southern African tour to promote the CARICOM mandate during the annual BRICS summit held in Sandton, Johannesburg from the 25-27th of July 2018.
During his visit, the PM expressed his great satisfaction in our Namibian operations. “It is Jamaican companies like Amber Connect that have the vision to expand into new developing territories and to establish a successful business there, and in so doing bolster the local economies with our proudly Jamaican products. This at the same time creates job opportunities and the employment ecosystem grows. This is the spirit that CARICOM envisages and Amber Connect is a shining example of what can be achieved,’’ the Prime Minister said. He commended our executive leadership and made special mention of Chairman, Joseph Matalon and CEO & Founder, Dushyant Savadia for their insight and passion in bolstering trade in these developing markets with integrated partnerships and thereby promoting the Jamaican nation far and wide.
We presented the Prime Minister with a pure wool Karakul carpet depicting the famous Namibian dune landscape. He was also presented with one of our state of the art vehicle telematics devices. In a very short period of time, our Namibian team has made considerable inroads into the logistics and insurance industries where Amber provides innovative tools to automate processes.
Commenting on Amber Connect’s expansion into Namibia and South Africa, Dushyant Savadia, Founder and CEO noted, “Amber Connect recognizes the importance of cross-border capability to support trade in Southern Africa and to this end leverages its global telecoms partnerships to eliminate roaming costs for fleets that ply these routes.”
We’ve partnered with North America’s biggest consumer electronics retailer, Best Buy Co. Inc and this strategic partnership will see the Amber Connect brand launched in the US market. Best Buy will carry two of our bestselling telematics products, offering consumers the opportunity to monitor and manage their vehicles at affordable costs using our sophisticated technology. According to our founder and CEO Dushyant Savadia, “Best Buy is a truly iconic American brand and is well known for providing their consumers with the most up to date technology available. To be aligned with Best Buy is not only an honor but also a clear representation of the high level of technology innovation Amber Connect has achieved in such a short period.’’ Our chairman, Joseph M. Matalon also commented on the US launch, “I am very pleased with the Company’s performance over the last 24 months. Since the beginning of 2018 alone, we have seen exceptional growth in the brand, including successful product launches in South Africa, Namibia, India and Russia. Launching in United States through Best Buy is another significant milestone, and we look forward to serving some of the most discerning customers in a way that adds economic value and peace of mind to their lives.” The Amber US Launch has been in developed in conjunction with the Bluebird Group (www.thebluebirdgrp.com), a distinctive retail services company based in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Bluebird has worked with Amber for over two years to establish a go-to market strategy for Amber retail products in the United States. Their deep understanding of all the various retail channels, strategies, and market pitfalls have helped maneuver Amber Connect to a successful launch of their retail product lineup. Mike Guild, Vice President of Sales for Bluebird shared, “Best Buy immediately saw the value in Amber. The clean product design and superior app user interface set Amber apart from all others. And the integration of app-enabled location tracking, car telematics and other features found in the world’s most premium car lines aligns perfectly with Best Buy’s strategy of offering customers premium accessories at an affordable price.” The descriptions of the devices which will be available at Best Buy are detailed below: AMB 365G is an easily installed device that provides a full range of telematics services, including real time tracking, trip reports, expense management and a host of other functionalities. Particularly popular is the Amber Shield feature which uses artificial intelligence to protect the vehicle from tampering or theft whether parking for a few hours or overnight. Installation services will be available to consumers from Best Buy’s affiliate, The Geek Squad. The AMB 362 unit, with its powerful LI-Ion battery is the perfect tracking device for any situation; it requires no installation and can be moved from vehicle to vehicle without sacrificing any of its wide range of reporting features. With approximately 980,000 cars stolen in the US alone in 2017, the launch of these two Amber Connect devices will empower Americans to not only protect their vehicles and assets but give them the peace of mind that they have the ability to personally track their vehicles 24/7. This will be our first foray into the massive United States market and it is anticipated that this venture will bring great success for our proud Jamaican company. The Amber Connect 365G and Amber Connect 362 units are now available on www.bestbuy.com
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