AMHERST, NEW YORK, October 4, 2016 —After years of forging a successful distribution partnership in North America, Hitachi Europe has appointed Stampede Europe to serve as a distributor of its full range of ProAV display products in the UK. Effective immediately, the new agreement includes Hitachi Europe’s line of interactive large format display panels and its range of 2,500 through to 13,000 ANSI Lumens projectors."We are honored to carry our successful distribution partnership with Hitachi over to our European headquarters,” Stampede President & COO Kevin Kelly said. “Hitachi Europe’s premier line of projectors and large format flat panel displays will significantly enhance our portfolio and provide our UK integrators and resellers with access to top-of-the-line display technology for customers in every one of their vertical markets.”

Stampede Europe will distribute Hitachi Europe’s full range of 2,500 through to 13,000 ANSI Lumens projectors, which includes the brand’s best-selling short-throw and ultra-short-throw education models, the popular 5000 series, the high-brightness installation models with multiple lens options, and the unique 3,500 lumen LED projector using the new High Lumen Density technology. Additionally, Stampede will serve as the exclusive distributor of Hitachi Europe’s new 65”, 75” and 84” interactive flat panels that are ideal for educational markets and corporate meeting rooms alike.

“The Stampede-Hitachi partnership has delivered excellent results in the U.S., and we know that it will be just as successful overseas,” Kelly commented. “Hitachi offers a great range of projectors across all applications, and I don’t think that many U.K-based dealers are aware of the full portfolio we offer. We intend to change that. We’re especially excited to debut the brand’s innovative new HLD projector technology to market— which is, no doubt — one of the most significant developments in projection technology in recent years.” to Ioan Williams, Hitachi Europe’s B2B Sales Manager – UK & Ireland  –  Digital Media Group, “With a successful relationship already well established in the states, we’re confident that Stampede Europe can replicate that success and that they are the right partner to take our display products to the next level in the U.K,” he said. “With excellent support services and a value add distribution model that brings profits for its customers, Stampede Europe is exactly what Hitachi requires in a distribution partner.”

About Hitachi, Ltd.

Hitachi, Ltd. (TSE: 6501), headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, delivers innovations that answer society’s challenges. The company’s consolidated revenues for fiscal 2015 (ended March 31, 2016) totaled 10,034.3 billion yen ($88.8 billion). The Hitachi Group is a global leader in the Social Innovation Business, and it has approximately 335,000 employees worldwide. Through collaborative creation, Hitachi is providing solutions to customers in a broad range of sectors, including Power / Energy, Industry / Distribution / Water, Urban Development, and Finance / Government & Public / Healthcare. For more information on Hitachi, please visit the company's website at

About Stampede

Headquartered in Amherst, New York, Stampede ( is the world’s leading value-added distributor of integrated AV/IT technology solutions that help resellers meet the expanding technology needs of end-user customers in dozens of commercial vertical markets in Asia, Australia, Canada, Europe, India, Latin America, the Middle East, Scandinavia, South Africa, and the United States.

Stampede provides a global network of 17,000 resellers with the broadest range of traditional ProAV solutions from more than 150 manufacturing partners and leads the way in the creation of the new product categories and related training and support programs that are unleashing the business opportunities of the future — Unmanned Aerial Vehicles, Drone Video Systems, Virtual Reality, IoT, Unified Communications, and low cost Video Conferencing.  Through its wholly owned subsidiary Just Lamps, Stampede also offers the world’s largest selection of replacement projector lamps.  Stampede annually produces the “Big Book of AV,” a 1,100+ page catalog and companion website ( providing hundreds of sales, installation and spec tips for Stampede’s dealers in addition to product details on more than 8,000 SKUs. For more information on Stampede, visit


Stampede Europe Press Contact:

Jess Passananti


(212) 481-3456 x23


Hitachi Press Contact:

Ioan Williams


Tel: 01628 585124