Scosche Industries

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Scosche Industries
Type Privately Held
Industry Consumer electronics
Founded February 1980
Headquarters Oxnard, California
Key people Roger Alves, President
Kas Alves, Executive Vice President
Doug Frolich, Operations
Vince Alves, Vice President, Sales
Products Car audio and iPod, iPhone, touch and nano accessories
Brands Scosche, REALM, EFX, BlueFusion
Website Scosche Industries.

Scosche Industries is a family owned consumer electronics, aftermarket car audio and ICE manufacturer, focusing on accessories.

Based in Oxnard, CA, Scosche currently holds 133 patents for its product designs and is the parent company of several distinct brands including, REALM, EFX, Blue Fusion and Accumat.

Scosche products are carried by large retailers including Best Buy, Crutchfield, Ford Motor, Meijer, and Wal*Mart.

Scosche History[edit]

Scosche Industries began in 1980 as a research and consulting company for other manufacturers. Founded in the garage of Roger and Scotia Alves, the initial business goal was to provide both the novice and professional installer with the most up-to-date information on installation techniques for a variety of vehicles. Companies such as Alpine Electronics, Kenwood, Craig, Pioneer, and Jensen all used Scosche to provide them with vehicle information.[citation needed]

In November 1997 Scosche Industries relocated to a new 60,000 sq ft (5,600 m2) building in Oxnard, California. In addition to sales and accounting offices, the facility houses a full technical department with research and development, and customer technical support. The production facility also includes manufacturing, assembly and shipping, and the plastic injection molding for car stereo installation kits is also done on the premises.

In October 2002 Scosche added a warehouse in Alabama providing east coast customers with 1-3 day shipping across the United States. Then in early 2003 Scosche acquired another 20,000 sq ft warehouse in Oxnard, CA to accommodate the 50% growth experienced. Scosche also maintains direct ship operations in Hong Kong for those countries whose proximity is near the Pacific Rim.

Key patent[edit]

Roger Alves holds US patent #4462564, describing the process of a convertible kit usable for multiple types of in-dash vehicle installation. The kit would be manufactured as one design, but be able to be modified for use in several types of vehicles instead of producing a specific kit only fitting a specific given vehicle. This patent was awarded as a significant change in vehicle manufacturing, specifically in stock locations and shapes of stereo head units, was taking place.

AWARDS[edit]

2012 CES Innovations Award

  • Scosche myTREK – Wireless Pulse Monitor
  • freedomMIC – Bluetooth Wireless Microphone
  • backSTAGE pro II – Headrest Mount for iPad II
  • sportCLIPS II – Sport Clip Earbuds
  • RDTX pro – Portable Radiation Detector
  • cellCONTROL – Safe Driving System for Cell Phones

iLounge.com Best of Show Awards[1]

  • RH656md On-ear Headphones
  • reVOLT c2 – Low-profile Dual USB Car Charger

References[edit]

  1. ^ iLounge.com Best of Show Awards

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