Johnson Health Tech, Inc. Reports 2010 Year-End Sales

Johnson Health Tech, Inc. year-end sales increase 25 percent in North America and 21 percent worldwide.
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COTTAGE GROVE, Wis. – Johnson Health Tech, Inc. (JHT), manufacturer of Matrix Fitness, Vision Fitness, AFG, Horizon Fitness and LIVESTRONG® Fitness equipment, today announced its year-end sales results ending December 31, 2010, showing a gain of 21 percent worldwide over 2009. In North America, total 2010 sales improved by 25 percent.

“We couldn't be more pleased with the tremendous growth JHT experienced globally and domestically for 2010,” said Nathan Pyles, president of Johnson Health Tech North America (JHTNA), a subsidiary of JHT. “Each quarter yielded increased sales across all channels, including commercial, specialty and sporting goods markets. With strategic investments in innovative technologies, as well as key commercial and retail partners, we've consistently offered new and exciting products, provided unmatched customer service and created a best-in-class workplace that has afforded us exceptional market leadership.”

In the commercial segment, driven by JHTNA's Matrix brand, the company experienced a 48 percent annual growth over 2009, and a total of 17 percent and eight percent growth in the retail sporting goods and specialty channels, respectively. Pyles attributes the retail growth to successful and well-received launches of the company's global elliptical and treadmill product platforms, as well continued growth for retail partners and strategic partnerships like LIVESTRONG® and the Lance Armstrong Foundation.

On the commercial side, Pyles notes a more aligned Matrix product portfolio that better serves the multiple channels within the commercial market. “We saw record sales in 2010 for many of our commercial products and partners, including VirtualActive™, Asset Management, and LIVESTRONG® by Matrix, while our group exercise and treadmill categories experienced an overwhelming market reception and phenomenal growth.”

“Our continued efforts and focused strategy on concentrated market growth yielded great results for JHT in 2010,” said Mark Zabel, vice president global marketing of JHT. “The success is a result of ongoing planning around new technologies, strategic partnerships with key customers, and the combined efforts of a truly dedicated team that keeps both the product and customer as the number one priority.”

About Johnson Health Tech
Johnson Health Tech, Inc. (JHT), Taiwan, is the third largest fitness equipment manufacturer in the world and is home to some of the most respected brands in the fitness industry, including: Matrix, Vision, AFG, Horizon and LIVESTRONG® Fitness. The company manufactures a wide assortment of fitness equipment for both commercial and residential use, including treadmills, elliptical trainers, exercise bikes and strength training equipment. Johnson Health Tech North America (JHTNA) is a subsidiary of JHT and is based in Cottage Grove, Wis.


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