Beyerdynamic Acquires Interkom Electronic Kock & Mreches Gmbh
Feb 1, 2006 4:41 PM
In a move that will further strengthen its presence in the systems installation industry, beyerdynamic GmbH & Co. KG, a leading manufacturer of exceptional microphones and conferencing systems, has acquired Interkom electronic Kock & Mreches GmbH, a Wedemark, Germany-based company specializing in wired conference and simultaneous interpretation systems. The acquisition is effective immediately.
The acquisition of Interkom electronic Kock & Mreches GmbH illustrates the growth and success of beyerdynamic’s Conference & Presentation unit, and completes the company’s objective to offer a comprehensive range of products to that growing industry. beyerdynamic, which has grown by more than 25 percent in the last three years, will add Interkom’s products to its portfolio worldwide.
For 25 years, Interkom electronic Kock & Mreches GmbH has manufactured innovative products for the conference installations market. That tradition has continued with its recent focus on customization and tailor-made solutions of analog and digital wired conference systems. The company will remain at its Wedemark location through March 31, 2006, at which time it will relocate to beyerdynamic’s production facility in Heilbronn, Germany.
“beyerdynamic and Interkom are a perfect fit, given our respective product portfolios,” comments Wolfgang Luckhardt, beyerdynamic’s worldwide managing director. “We will capitalize on this synergy, improving our research and development, production, and sales in the conference and presentation sector.”
“The addition of Interkom’s lineup represents an ideal action to broaden the breadth of our conferencing system product offerings in this burgeoning U.S. market,” comments Rick Belt, general manager of beyerdynamic USA. “We look forward with great enthusiasm to how this will translate in our overall market position, and anticipate significant results from the tremendous growth potential.”
beyerdynamic, with headquarters in Heilbronn, Germany, and distributed in the United States by beyerdynamic USA, has been an industry leader in the design and manufacturer of premium-grade microphones, headphones, and microphone systems since 1924. With its commitment to continuous research and innovative developments for the audio industry, beyerdynamic features a continuing wide range of the latest technologies and high-quality standard products including microphones, headphones, wireless systems, conference systems, sound reinforcement components, and accessories.
For more information, visit the beyerdynamic website at www.beyerdynamic-usa.comm.