By Aaron Waldron
Team Associated products have turned to North American distributor Horizon Hobby for the first time in nearly seven years, with items listed for purchase on the company’s portal for retailers. Team Associated pulled its products out of Horizon Hobby in 2010, allegedly in part over the distributor’s bias toward its own brand, Team Losi Racing. However, returning to Horizon Hobby will give dealers the chance to purchase both brands in the same restocking order.
There's been no word as to when Team Associated products may be available directly to consumers through Horizon Hobby's website, but that would likely accompany an official announcement from either brand. We have been tipped off by a couple of dealers who have said their Horizon Hobby sales representatives expect to have products available for shipping within 4-5 days.
A Team Associated representative confirmed that the company will continue its relationship with Hobbico as well.
Once more information becomes available, you’ll find it here on LiveRC.