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02/19/20

Stern Pinball Announces KMS as Central European Distributor for Parts, Accessories, and Merchandise

CHICAGO, IL – February 19, 2020 – Stern Pinball, Inc., a global lifestyle brand based on the iconic and outrageously fun modern American game of pinball, announced today the appointment of KMS as Stern Pinball, Inc.’s satellite distributor for parts, accessories, and merchandise in Europe. This will complement our existing distributor network which will continue to sell and distribute parts, accessories, and merchandise.

“Stern Pinball is committed to growing pinball around the globe. We are always looking for ways to better serve the European market,” said Gary Stern, Chairman and CEO of Stern Pinball. “With a centralized European parts warehouse set up directly with our importer and distributor KMS, the pinball market will be better served in having products faster and at a more economical price.”

KMS was selected by Stern Pinball because of their central European geographical location and their history and knowledge in small commercial order fulfillment. For years, KMS, through its sister companies, has been shipping accessories, merchandise, and gadgets for truck drivers in addition to running an apparel business specializing in clog footwear. With their computer software and hardware infrastructure in place, KMS has developed the official parts business website located at www.stern-spareparts.eu.

In addition to hosting a robust website, KMS will expand their facilities and invest in a significant Stern inventory. KMS will be adding personnel to its already experienced staff to facilitate sales of Stern Pinball parts, accessories, and merchandise, starting with European Stern distributors. KMS remains as the importer/distributor of Stern Pinball machines for Germany.

“We have been longtime fans and customers of Stern Pinball and are very pleased to have the opportunity to represent Stern in distributing all things pinball, now including parts, accessories, and merchandise,” said Harold J. Scheper, General Manager and CEO of KMS.

About Stern Pinball, Inc.
Stern Pinball, Inc. is a global lifestyle brand based on the iconic and outrageously fun modern American game of pinball. Headquartered minutes from Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport in the heart of North America, the company creates, designs, engineers, manufactures, markets, and distributes a full line of technologically advanced terrestrial and digital pinball games, parts, accessories, and merchandise. Stern Pinball serves digital, consumer, commercial, and corporate markets around the globe.

Recent Stern Pinball titles include Stranger Things, Elvira’s House of Horrors, Jurassic Park, Black Knight: Sword of Rage, The Munsters, The Beatles, Deadpool, Iron Maiden, Guardians of the Galaxy, Star Wars, Aerosmith, Ghostbusters, KISS, Metallica, Game of Thrones, The Walking Dead, Star Trek, AC/DC, Batman, and Spider-Man. A broad range of players enjoy Stern Pinball’s games from professional pinball players who compete in high-stakes competitions around the globe to novice players who are discovering the allure of the silver ball for the first time. To join the fun and learn more, please visit www.sternpinball.com.

About KMS
Among other businesses, the KMS Group operates full service and fast food restaurants, gambling halls, games and hotels located along German motorways. KMS was founded in 1996 and today employs more than 800 people. For further information, please contact KMS at: info@kms-handel.de

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