Tesla TVs who owns the brand
Tesla TV History
Until 1990, Tesla televisions were manufactured by Tesla in Czechoslovakia. TV production was oriented to the market of countries controlled by the USSR.
After the collapse of the camp of the socialist countries, the enterprise was reorganized into several companies. Tesla Orava became the legal successor for the production of TVs. Tesla Orava went bankrupt in 2000. Since 2008, Tesla TVs were produced by the Chinese company Changhong. As well as other companies that produced TVs under license.
In 2014, the rights to the Tesla TV brand were transferred to the ComTrade Group. The brand is managed by Сomtrade distribution, a company registered in Serbia. Сomtrade distribution also operates brands, Tesla, Home Electronics and Click. ComTrade Group is a multinational company operating in dozens of countries. The main direction of software development. One of the areas of business is investing in brands. So having the rights to the brand of Tesla TVs, and now of course everyone has heard Tesla cars. The brand has become quite recognizable.
The Tesla TV brand is licensed for Eastern Europe in Serbia, Montenegro, Macedonia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Slovenia, Romania, Bulgaria, Hungary, Greece, Moldova and Cyprus, as well as Africa
Who makes Tesla TVs since 2014
Since Сomtrade distribution is engaged only in sales, TVs are made to order. And most likely the right to produce TVs under the Tesla brand is licensed to some company. In turn, Сomtrade distribution supports information resources, provides logistics and sales of televisions.
If you look at the technical characteristics of TVs, then the TVs use the open OS Android. Technical parameters correspond to mid-range televisions. Budget models, TVs are manufactured in OEM manufacturers. These are companies owning large TV assembly plants. At such plants, you can order a TV under any brand. Most of these assembly plants are located in China.
According to the company’s response about where the televisions are assembled, Сomtrade distribution replied that the televisions are manufactured in China, under the control of Serbian engineers.