Harman Completes Acquisition of Entertainment Lighting Company Martin Professional
Posted on Friday, March 1st, 2013
Harman announced today it has completed its acquisition of Martin Professional A/S of Denmark. Martin is a provider of lighting solutions for the entertainment, architectural, and commercial sectors, and its acquisition advances Harman’s capacity to serve customers in a wide variety of applications and geographic markets with the most advanced, highly integrated AV and lighting systems.
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.”
As a provider of dynamic lighting solutions, Martin lighting systems are renowned the world over. 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. According to the company, Martin is in the process of launching new products across all of its product lines including new models in the award-winning MAC Viper family, as well as new creative LED video products, innovative lighting control solutions, new atmospheric smoke solutions, and more.