Comments by Projector Reviews staff:
Having owned several Stewart screens myself over the years, I am pleased that they are continuing to receive the recognition the company deserves!
Torrance, CA – March 29, 2012 - Stewart Filmscreen Corporation®, industry leader in precision projection screen technologies for the residential and commercial markets, was honored with fifteen individual inside track first place rankings in the Home Video/Screen group, including #1 in Product Performance, Product Reliability, and Product Innovation, as well as the overall number one ranking amongst screen manufacturers. This marks Stewart’s fourteenth consecutive year at number one overall in the group, an accomplishment that has never been achieved by any other company surveyed in inside track history.
As the industry’s specialty retail adviser, inside track conducts this annual survey among independent specialist retailers and custom integrators. Dealers and integrators grade manufacturers on the 16 individual parameters of the annual Supplier Loyalty test, which include 5 product-related, 5 dealer profitability-related, and 6 dealer support parameters. Vendors compete in 8 separate groups, including Home Audio/Electronics, Home Audio/Speakers, Home Video Components, Home Video Screen companies, two Custom Installation groups, a Wire & Cable, group and a Car Audio group.
The 2012 inside track results exemplify Stewart Filmscreen’s continued commitment to serve its global network of leading-edge dealers and integrators with everything from standard screen solutions to specialized, one-of-a-kind designs. The staff’s commitment to excellence in customization and service outshines the industry standards and has proven the company’s dedication to enabling it’s dealers to provide the perfect projection screen for any commercial or residential application.
“Stewart Filmscreen has ranked number one overall for 14 consecutive years now – a feat that no other company in the survey has ever accomplished, not even non-consecutively.” said Gisela Schoell, inside track Editor. “The company has shown continued dedication to their dealers and integrators by providing the most customizable level of product and service. Continually taking top rankings in Product Performance, Product Reliability, and Product Innovation showcases Stewart’s ability to constantly adapt and change with evolving technologies and styles, and effectively communicate these priorities to their dealers and even end users.”
“We are honored to be recognized by inside track again this year in 15 key categories including, product-performance, reliability, and innovation,” said Grant Stewart, President of Stewart Filmscreen. “Please allow me to thank Gisela, and all of our great dealers and customers for the projection screen passion and hard work completing the survey and supporting the Stewart Filmscreen team. We truly strive to provide the perfect projection experiences to meet the evolving needs of both our dealers and end users, and it is through this culture of innovation and customization that we empower our dealer and consultant base to bring the very best in projection screen technology to their customers. We support our dealer base in every way possible from product performance to customer service, and it is an overwhelming joy to be selected by dealers and industry experts for fourteen years straight as number one in the industry.”
This year’s inside track results once again show the confidence amongst Stewart Filmscreen’s dealer base to recommend and install the appropriate screen technologies for a variety of commercial and residential applications. The 16 award parameters, when taken together, represent everything that is important in a strong vendor/dealer partnership. Stewart’s consistently outstanding performance across all of these parameters sets it apart as one of the best vendor partners for independents and custom integrators in the industry.
About inside track:
For over 25 years the industry publication inside track™ has been examining and reporting on the state of the partnership between independent specialist retailers/custom integrators and their vendors in the consumer electronics industry. In our annual Supplier Loyalty Test™ survey dealers grade their vendor partners on an exhaustive set of parameters. In essence a detailed dealer satisfaction barometer, the results of this survey show each vendor's strengths and weaknesses as well as the competitive standing within the group the vendor competes in. Vendors committed to mutually supportive partnerships with their dealers use these results as an important guide in managing their businesses.
About Stewart Filmscreen:
Stewart Filmscreen is recognized as the ‘benchmark’ manufacturer of projection screens worldwide. The qualities that make Stewart Filmscreen products the pinnacle of optimal function and value are guaranteed by extreme attention to detail throughout all of the activities of the company. In order to satisfy customers and integrators worldwide, Stewart listens carefully, innovates thoughtfully and executes flawlessly, meeting or exceeding all customer expectations. Founded in 1947, Stewart Filmscreen has grown from a small business to an international corporation. Stewart is headquartered in Torrance California, and has an additional manufacturing facility in Cincinnati, Ohio. Satellite sales and manufacturing operations are maintained in Singapore and in Denmark. More information on Stewart Filmscreen Corporation is available at www.stewartfilmscreen.com <http://www.stewartfilmscreen.com> .