Minneapolis (July 17, 2007)–illbruck acoustic, inc. has changed its name to pinta acoustic, inc. The company’s products, management, vision and direction remain unchanged. illbruck acoustic–now pinta acoustic–is a subsidiary of the former illbruck elements GmbH, which has been renamed pinta elements gmbh.
“The name change represents the culmination of a reorganization that began in 2004, when the former illbruck GmbH divested its subsidiaries,” says Joerg Hutmacher, business unit manager, pinta acoustic, inc. “The change from illbruck acoustic to pinta acoustic allows us to further differentiate ourselves from the other parts of the former illbruck GmbH and focus on worldwide niche markets.”
pinta acoustic, inc. provides acoustical and noise control solutions for the architectural, commercial, industrial and broadcast/audio markets. Many of its products feature willtec acoustical material, a porous melamine that has sound-absorbing capabilities and is Class 1 fire-rated.
The name “pinta” was selected because of the company founder’s association with high-performance sailing. In 1969, Willi illbruck named his first sailing yacht “pinta.” The inspiration for the name was the historical Pinta, the fastest of the ships used by Christopher Columbus on his voyage to America. In 2002, Michael illbruck’s racing team won the Volvo Challenge.
pinta elements gmbh is an international holding company headquartered in Munich, Germany, with subsidiaries in Europe and the United States. These subsidiaries supply high-quality acoustical, isolation and filter products for various sectors. The “pinta” name component has been adopted by the worldwide subsidiaries of the pinta elements holding company.
pinta acoustic, inc.