Jukebox firm Sound Leisure lands $100,000 Tokyo deal

Leeds-based jukebox manufacturer Sound Leisure has won its first Japanese export order, with a contract worth $100,000 with a luxury Tokyo retailer.

Sound Leisure, Victoriagate, Leeds..Chris Black pictured.20th March 2018 ..Picture by Simon Hulme

The deal is worth retro specialist Flat 4, which sells vintage VW vehicles, parts and 1950s memorabilia, which have gained cult status in Japan.

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The Yorkshire-manufactured jukeboxes will be sold in Flat 4’s showroom in the fashionable Tokyo district of Meguro.

Sound Leisure employs 80 people in Leeds and a further five staff in Nottingham and has grown its overseas sales to more than 75 per cent of its total £5m turnover over recent years.

Sound Leisure’s managing director Chris Black said: “It’s really exciting to have gained a foothold in the thriving Japanese market where there is a huge demand among younger consumers for top quality, high-tech ‘retro’ products.”