MUSIC GROUP übernimmt Turbosound
Zusätzlich zu den ohnehin schon erfolgreichen Unternehmen Bugera, MIDAS, KLARK TEKNIK und natürlich Behringer erhält die MUSIC Group nun Zuwachs durch den preisgekrönten Hersteller von Lautsprechern – TURBOSOUND. Somit kann sich die MUSIC Group auch weiterhin zu den weltweit größten Holdinggesellschaften in Pro Audio und Marken aus dem Bereich Musik zählen.
Las Vegas-June 13, 2012- MUSIC group announces the acquisition of award-winning professional loudspeaker manufacturer, TURBOSOUND, today. Based in West Sussex, England, TURBOSOUND has remained at the forefront of loudspeaker technology for more than three decades, and has earned the prestigious Queen’s Award a remarkable three times including for Innovation in 2012. The addition of TURBOSOUND allows MUSIC Group to round out their professional and touring sound offerings alongside MIDAS and KLARK TEKNIK.
“Since the acquisition of MIDAS and KLARK TEKNIK we have been pursuing a loudspeaker brand that complements the consoles and processing offered by these historic brands,” says Uli Behringer, MUSIC GROUP founder and CEO. “Throughout our search TURBOSOUND has stood out as the ideal match because of their extensive IP, sterling reputation and a first-class team of people. I am very proud to welcome Simon Blackwood and his team to our family.”
TURBOSOUND joins MIDAS and KLARK TEKNIK as anchor brands to the MUSIC Group’s continued expansion into professional markets. Aimed at delivering complete system solutions to Touring and Install customers, the combination of brands represents a new range of choice for the most demanding of application. It is expected that TURBOSOUND will benefit from MUSIC Group’s extensive infrastructure while retaining their own manufacturing, sales, marketing, and distribution network worldwide.
“We will invest heavily in positioning TURBOSOUND at the very pinnacle of the industry as we have done with MIDAS and KLARK TEKNIK where we have financed more than $20 million in new automated manufacturing, quality control systems and engineering resources including a new Center of Engineering Excellence in Manchester, UK,” adds Behringer.
“With the incredible people and resources of MUSIC Group behind us, I am thrilled to enter a new era of unprecedented growth,” says Simon Blackwood, Managing Director of TURBOSOUND.
About MUSIC Group:
The MUSIC Group is one of the world’s largest holding companies for pro audio and music products brands. As the corporate parent for world-recognized brands such as MIDAS, KLARK TEKNIK, BEHRINGER and BUGERA, the MUSIC Group owns and manages some of the finest brands in the industry.
Founded in 1989, BEHRINGER revolutionized the music and audio manufacturing industry by offering previously high-priced professional equipment at consumer pricing, defining a new “Prosumer,” or home recording market. BEHRINGER is designed by musicians for musicians, and offers a comprehensive product range of professional-quality equipment that includes loudspeakers, amplifiers, mixers, powered mixers, computer-based recording and DJ products, microphones, headphones, wireless systems, musical instruments and professional lighting systems. The company owns and operates its own manufacturing facility, known as “MUSIC Group City”, where every product is carefully engineered and quality tested.