As many of you will be aware the Electrisave has become the UK’s most-widely used and recognised energy-saving monitor since we launched it in the UK in 2005. However, it is with much regret that we now have to announce that the Electrisave has ceased to exist in its current format.
JJS, the Leeds-based family-run company responsible for the sale and marketing of the Electrisave, have a long standing friendship with the Australian inventor of the device and his company Wireless Monitors Australia PTY Limited. We were invited to market “Electrisave” throughout the UK, the rest of Europe and beyond. Electrisave was launched by JJS as sole distributor onto the UK market in May 2005 and, as a result of our considerable efforts, Electrisave has been a success story of which we are justly proud.
Unfortunately before the product could realise its full potential in the market place, without any consultation with us or any attempt to protect our rights as distributor, Wireless Monitors sold its interests to 2 Save Energy Plc, a UK company. Although we have received assurances that we would be retained as sole UK Distributor this has never been confirmed in writing and we have experienced a 50% price increase when we tried to place our first order which has in effect closed our business down. We have also learned that the Electrisave name has been dropped as part of a re-branding exercise.
We believe what Wireless Monitors did to be unscrupulous as, against our better judgement, they persuaded us to spend considerable sums marketing their product without the safety and security of a written agreement. Building on our success they then sold their product allowing someone else the opportunity to exploit the market which we had been instrumental in creating.
Needless to say we are extremely disappointed at the way in which we have been treated by Wireless Monitors who have done nothing to recognise that without our effort their product would not have been marketable. However we are moving on “older and wiser” from the experience.
We have now reached an agreement with a new manufacturer and we are pleased to announce that very soon we shall be launching an even better energy monitoring device and we are confident that with the expertise and experience that we have built up this will take the UK market by storm.
We take this opportunity to thank all our customers for their continued support and look forward to introducing our new product to you very soon.
If you wish to receive information regarding our new product or to commiserate with us at the way in which we have been treated please use the “contact us” page on our website.
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