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Rotel is a family-owned Japanese manufacturer of high end audio and video equipment: home theater, amplifiers, compact disc players, etc. The company was established in 1961. In the early 1980s Rotel joined the B&W Group forming a strategic alliance with Bowers & Wilkins and later adding Classé Audio. The company was formed by Tomoki Tachikawa and is currently run by the Nephew, Peter Kao.

ProductsAudio and video equipment
Number of employees
more than 200

The global affiliation between Rotel and the B&W Group dates back to the early 1980s with the establishment of exclusive distribution in North America and several European markets. Over the next 20 years, Rotel appointed virtually all Bowers & Wilkins distributors globally. In 2000 the B&W Group established Rotel Europe in the UK to consolidate all Rotel sales and support activities outside North America.[1]

Rotel maintains an exclusive network of specialist hi-fi dealers around the world.


  1. ^ rotel_admin (2016-05-18). "Our Story". Rotel. Retrieved 2016-11-01.

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