ELMSFORD, NY - November 1, 2006 -The MAC Group has expanded its professional family of photographic products with a new line of high quality professional tripods and support gear.
Under the brand name of Induro, the MAC Group will offer a wide range of camera support gear including tripods, monopods, ball heads and accessories. The Induro product line has been jointly developed by the MAC Group in cooperation with Yilee Precision Machinery Co., Ltd. Induro is manufactured in a new, state-of-the-art facility by Yilee, Zhuhai, China.
Yilee developed and pioneered their own brand under the Benro name, which has become the best-selling professional tripod in Asian markets. They have been awarded with the Best Brand, Highest Quality, Best Reputation and Photographer's Choice Awards 2005 in China.
During the development of the Induro brand, product managers from the MAC Group, along with top pro photographers, fueled the design and performance specification demanded by today's pro shooters. The goal was to create a high quality, versatile and reasonably-priced support solution that would enhance the creation of their images. According to Marketing/Product Manager, Lorenzo Gasperini of MAC Group, "Induro brings the latest innovative concepts, manufacturing technology, and state-of-the-art lightweight materials to their designs"and that "Induro is committed to meeting and exceeding the expectations of professional photographers."
Induro carbon fiber tripods and monopods are especially unique as compared to current generation competitive brands because they are made from 2nd-generation carbon fiber technology. Using independently controlled laboratory studies, it has been found that the carbon fiber tubing used in Induro products is 40 percent stronger in load pressure, and 80 percent stronger laterally than the leading brands of carbon fiber tripods and monopods. This is achieved by using more fibers and less epoxy in the manufacturing blend.
The Induro tripods feature leg angle adjustments, reversible center columns with spring loaded weight hooks, foam leg grips, anti-dust and moisture rubber leg lock grips, reversible 1/4-20 / 3/8"mounting threads, bubble level, mounting set screws, high quality tripod bag, shoulder strap and removable rubber or stainless steel spikes (C, CX and AX series only).
In addition, all Induro products are backed with a five-year warranty that covers manufacturing defects and workmanship. Service will be performed by MAC Group's factory-trained, award-winning service team in Elmsford, NY. Gasperini stated, "the current Induro product line is only the beginning of what will become a growing line of professional, high quality photographic products. New product development will be fueled by the needs of professional shooters in the industry, and we expect to see many unique concepts and innovative designs from Induro."
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