Move aims to bolster L-Acoustics’ R&D process.

Marcoussis, France (November 27, 2018)—French pro audio loudspeaker manufacturer L-Acoustics has acquired both HGP, an Amboise, France-based precision sheet metal manufacturer, and its sister powder coating company API (not to be confused with US-based pro-audio manufacturer API Audio).

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L-Acoustics already used HGP for precision sheet metal manufacturing of rigging and internal loudspeaker components. For Bertrand Bounoure, president and commercial director of HGP, "This constitutes a natural extension of a decade-long, successful supplier-client relationship between two growing companies with shared interests and objectives. We are delighted to pool our resources and abilities.”

Hervé Guillaume, managing director of L-Acoustics, noted the move would help augment the company’s R&D and production capabilities, while Jérôme Dolou, purchasing director at L-Acoustics, that bringing HGP in-house would aid “quality, dependability, logistical excellence, and above all, a highly nimble approach to rapid prototyping."

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It’s not the first time L-Acoustics has acquired former component suppliers. In 2007, L-Acoustics acquired Simea in eastern France, a carpentry and cabinetry manufacturer that specialized in loudspeaker enclosures. More recently, in 2016, L-Acoustics acquired Germany amplifier manufacturer, CAMCO.

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