To provide the right mobile electronics solution for every car enthusiast with the best installations in the industry.
Back in the early ‘50s, the mobile electronics industry was non-existent. The major auto manufacturers devoted limited focus to automobile accessories and mobile electronics. But 1954 was the year a young Al Brotzky announced to representatives of the Ford Company and GM, at a local tradeshow, “what they do best is build cars and what he (Al) does best is install car radios.” What followed was the birth of an industry.
Together with then partner Ed Zionts, Brotzky founded what became California’s largest mobile electronics and communications specialists — Al & Ed’s Autosound. Today, with 25 stores, Al & Ed’s Autosound is viewed within the mobile electronics world as a barometer for the industry.
With a focus on experimentation and research, the company was an instrumental partner in the pioneering of innovations such as FM for cars, car tape players and the first car alarm. Al & Ed’s vision for the future of the mobile electronics industry included the areas of entertainment equipment, communication, security, safety and function. The company’s foresight helped establish it today as a dominant player in the mobile electronics industry — an industry forecasted to grow for decades, particularly with the additional rapid developments of mobile video and navigation.
With the retirement of founder Al Brotsky in 2001, the leadership of the company was assumed by then 15-year Al & Ed’s franchise veteran, Gabi Mashal as President. Along with a talented assortment of mobile electronics executives, this team powers the vision and innovation behind the company’s services and product offerings. The management team plans to lead Al & Ed’s to its next level of expansion, by bringing independent (“Mom & Pop”) shops into the fold, targeting new and under-served locations and franchising select existing Al & Ed’ s stores.
Moreover, management plans for further strategic and aggressive growth through the selling of franchises and operating businesses in additional California location
Mobile Electronics Magazine Retailer of the Year: 2010-2011, 2009-2010, 2008-2009, 2004-2005
Mobile Electronics, Car Audio, Marine Audio, Car Stereo, Video Entertainment, In-Dash DVD, GPS Navigation, Car Amplifiers, Car Speakers, Car Subwoofers, Security Alarms, Back Up Safety, Bluetooth Hands-free Bluetooth, Radar Detectors, Vehicle Lighting, Interior Upgrades, Exterior Upgrades & Restyling