Heilbronn, Germany (February 1, 2006)–In a move to strengthen its presence in the systems installation industry, beyerdynamic GmbH & Co. KG, a manufacturer of 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 grows beyerdynamic’s conference & presentation unit, and completes beyerdynamic’s objective to offer a comprehensive range of products to that growing industry. beyerdynamic, which has reportedly 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,” commented 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,” commented 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.”