News: Funkwerk Dabendorf Joins Z-Three Portfolio

July 12, 2010 – European in-car communications specialist, Funkwerk Dabendorf (FwD) has become the latest specialist supplier to join the rapidly growing portfolio of smartphone accessories’ distributor, Z-Three. Funkwerk Dabendorf has been helping phone owners go ‘hands free’ when driving for more than a decade, and Z-Three is the first distributor to bring its hands-free car kits to the UK.

“We now boast one of the widest ranges of high quality Smartphone accessories available to resellers and corporates in the UK,” said Phillip Gutzwiller, Commercial Director, Z-Three.

Funkwerk Dabendorf’s Audio 2000 range boasts a wide variety of cradles for different smartphones, including the BlackBerry, which allow phones to charge and to operate hands-free in a car.  Holders are simply placed on a base plate in the cabin, making replacing them quick and uncomplicated. A connected exterior antenna ensures good reception and voice quality, and radiation levels are reduced to a minimum. Radio mute, echo and noise suppression are included as standard.

Funkwerk Dabendorf can also offer customised solutions and develop tailor-made cradles.

The range is therefore ideal for frequent drivers who are also frequent callers – notably business users. It is illegal to drive in the UK while using a hand held mobile phone. Sensibly used hands free units allow the user to talk safely while driving.

“Z-Three places a great emphasis on providing high quality to its customers, primarily BlackBerry and iPhone business users,” said Patrick Graf,  Funkwerk Dabendorf. “It serves a great network of resellers and retailers, and the support it offers these customers in terms of tailoring products to what the customer needs makes us confident that FwD (Funkwerk Dabendorf) accessories will be well presented to demanding smartphone users.”

The product line also includes a Bluetooth adapter that can be connected to the base plate in place of the holder – the EGO Flash. Since a connection with the mobile is automatically established via Bluetooth, the telephone can remain comfortably in your jacket pocket or bag.

Funkwerk Dabendorf products are available to resellers and retailers immediately via the Z-Three’s London office on telephone +44(0)207-384-8700 or email sales [@]

Z-Three has already agreed to supply customers including Software Box and Frequency Telecom.  Z-Three sister company, 4MyBerry, will retail the range on-line from early July, 2010.

Notes to editors

About Funkwerk Dabendorf (FwD)

Funkwerk Dabendorf (FwD) is based in Germany and is a market leader for mobile in-vehicle communication. It develops and manufactures mobile in-car communication solutions. The company’s customers include renowned automotive manufacturers, such as Audi, BMW, Mercedes-Benz Cars as well as commercial vehicle manufacturers like DAF, Daimler Trucks, Iveco and MAN. Funkwerk Dabendorf also supplies a wide range of advanced retrofit products for in-vehicle communication, navigation and multimedia. The product suite is rounded off by an efficient fleet management system. The company is based in Germany.

About Z-Three

London based Z-Three ( was founded in 2006 by entrepreneur Peter Oliver. It is the trading name of SDSL Ltd, and has a turnover of £8.5 million, supplying around 300 customers in more than 50 countries. The company carries the full range of authentic BlackBerry Accessories as well as representing smartphone accessory producers OtterBox, Funkwerk Dabendorf,  REDFLY and Pipetto. Z-Three is the largest master distributor of Authentic BlackBerry Accessories outside of North America.

Media Contacts:

Philipp Gutzwiller, Commercial Director


+44 (0) 207 384 8700

pgutzwiller [@]

Claire Thompson, PR Consultant

Waves PR

+44 (0) 207 795 8147

claire [@]

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Simone Brett-Murati

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