(L-R): Christian Engsted (Martin), Blake Augsburger (Harman), Jens Bjerg Sørensen (Schouw & Co.)
Stamford, CT (February 28, 2013)–Harman has completed its acquisition of lighting solutions manufacturer Martin Professional A/S of Denmark.

Blake Augsburger, Harman Executive Vice President and President Harman Professional Division, said, “As we move forward together and institute Martin Professional as a business unit within Harman Professional, our customers from both the lighting and AV disciplines will soon be able to capitalize on joint innovations, efficiencies and access to our systems portfolios.  In doing so, I am confident we’ll also drive growth into emerging markets and vertical markets where digital technologies are increasingly central to the commercial enterprise — specifically transportation, hospitality, retail, communications and education.”

Most recently, the outdoor Martin LED lighting system was showcased during Super Bowl XLVII at the Mercedes Benz Superdome in New Orleans. Martin luminaires have also recently been used for live performances by rock acts such as the Rolling Stones, Paul McCartney and Coldplay as well as for the latest Broadway and West End musicals. Martin is in the process of launching new products across all of its product lines including new models in the MAC Viper family, as well as new LED video products, lighting control solutions, atmospheric smoke solutions and more.