Chauvet buys ChamSys
WORLD: American lighting and LED panel manufacturer, Chauvet & Sons, has completed the acquisition of British lighting console company ChamSys. Following the acquisition, ChamSys will continue to operate as an independent business unit from its Southampton facility.
‘We are very excited about the opportunity to join forces with ChamSys,’ said Albert Chauvet, CEO of Chauvet & Sons. ‘ChamSys has a well-deserved reputation for innovation, quality and value, the same principles that are at the heart of our own Chauvet brands. Together ChamSys and Chauvet are now in a position to better cover and serve worldwide markets. We’re committed to maintaining the ChamSys brand and its reputation for excellence by supporting the vision and culture of its management team.’
ChamSys founders Chris Kennedy and George McDuff will remain as managing directors of the company and, together with sales director Tony Cameron, will continue to lead its current staff of software and hardware engineers, operations, sales and support teams. The manufacturer’s current distribution network will also remain, except in the USA where Chauvet will sell and support the company’s products.
‘Chauvet and ChamSys share similar cultures, a strong sense of respect for our customers, an appreciation of our staff and a powerful drive to be the best in our markets,’ said ChamSys’ Mr Kennedy. ‘This partnership is clearly a logical step for both companies. We deeply appreciate that Chauvet is committed to building on our 14-year heritage so that ChamSys becomes even stronger in the future.’