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Protempo appointed as Sphero's exclusive global refurbishing & reverse logistics partner

Appointment made after a successful pilot period in 2018 (October 11, 2018)

IRVINE, Calif., Oct. 11, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Protempo US Limited, a subsidiary of the Protempo Group ("Protempo"), a global consumer electronics distributor and provider of value-added services, announced today that Sphero Inc. ("Sphero") has selected Protempo to serve as its exclusive global partner for reverse logistics, refurbishing and remarketing of returned products.  Sphero was in need of large-scale global distribution, refurbishing and reverse logistics capabilities, something Protempo is well qualified to provide.

Sphero is one of the world's leading manufacturers of "connected play" devices, and was the creator of the extremely successful Sphero BB-8 App-enabled Droid which was NPD's #1 selling toy in the youth electronics category in 2016. The agreement is an extension of Protempo's portfolio featuring a combination of products and services designed to streamline Sphero's operational processes. Managed by Protempo's U.S. operation, the offering includes global distribution, refurbishing, remarketing and reverse logistics.



"We are very excited by this partnership with Sphero, which combines the strength of one of the world's leading connected play device manufacturers with Protempo's strong global distribution network and refurbishing capability," said Adam Brown, President of Protempo.

"Sphero is happy to appoint Protempo to manage and execute our reverse logistics and refurbished product strategies," said Kelly Gray, VP of Global Sales for Sphero.  "We trust Protempo to be the right partner to increase our product recovery and control our global market footprint for these items."

About Protempo
Founded in 2004, Protempo works with leading brands worldwide combining a single, integrated technology platform with global logistics infrastructure and an international sales force based in every major market to offer complete management of reverse logistics, refurbishment, remarketing and distribution of consumer electronics. Protempo delivers tailored customer solutions through a broad product and services portfolio.  For more information, visit www.protempo.com

About Sphero
Sphero began the connected play revolution in 2010 by fusing robotic and digital technology into immersive entertainment experiences that ignite imagination and defy expectation. Optimized by data and powered by fun, these ever-evolving experiences are changing the way the world thinks about play.

 

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