Riedel buys two intercom manufacturers
WORLD: With the acquisition of ASL Intercom BV and Delec Audio - und Videotechnik GmbH, Riedel Communications has expanded its portfolio of intercom technology in live entertainment and broadcast production environments.
‘ASL Intercom has a strong portfolio in digital partyline technology and the company's products adapt readily to a wide variety of applications, both small and large,’ commented Riedel Communications CEO Thomas Riedel. ‘Intercom applications remain a core element of our business and we are confident that we'll quickly be able to leverage the complementary technologies of ASL Intercom to serve an even broader array of customers that can benefit from exceptional communications systems.’
Located in Utrecht, ASL Intercom was established in 1985 by current managing director Eric de Bruyn. The Dutch pioneer has consistently produced high-quality digital and analogue intercom systems for event production, broadcast and related applications. Given the strong reputation of ASL Intercom and its high-quality, European-built products, Riedel Communications will maintain the ASL Intercom brand identity going forward, for whom founder Mr de Bruyn will stay on in his current role.
‘Riedel Communications is dedicated to quality, innovation and service - we are confident that ASL Intercom's technology and customers will be in good hands,’ explained Mr de Bruyn. ‘The joining of our companies presents exciting opportunities for everyone involved.’
The acquisition of Delec has seen Riedel add new engineering talent to its R&D team. ‘The entire Delec team will become part of the Riedel family, and this is exciting news not only in terms of our ongoing development of high-end solutions, but also for our growing customer base — including current Delec customers,’ said Mr Riedel. ‘Together, we're better positioned than ever to provide forward-looking solutions that address current and future communications requirements, and we are committed to providing existing Delec customers the great service Riedel is known for. Delec has long been known for its visionary ideas and strong technology, and the company's products complement and augment the Riedel portfolio in a way that will bring even greater versatility to our customers.’