Latin America. German studio specialist Neumann.Berlin and Swiss company Merging Technologies, one of the leading manufacturers of high-resolution digital audio recording systems, will now work together under the umbrella of the Sennheiser group. Sennheiser has acquired all the shares of Merging Technologies. With this step, Neumann.Berlin will expand its range of high-quality audio solutions.
With its legendary microphones, monitors and headphones, Neumann.Berlin is considered worldwide as a reference not only by professional users – such as recording studios and broadcasters – but also by semi-professional customers. Neumann solutions are not only synonymous with reliability and lasting value, but also with the latest in sound quality.
Neumann continues to consolidate this strong position and is now strategically expanding its product range. The integration with Merging Technologies is part of Neumann's growth strategy.
"We plan to strengthen Neumann's offering, particularly in the area of digital workflows, to offer our customers studio-quality holistic audio solutions. Merging Technologies products and solutions are an excellent complement to Neumann's product portfolio. We are therefore looking forward to working with the Merging team," says Ralf Oehl, Managing Director of Georg Neumann GmbH. Merging Technologies is one of the world's leading providers of AD/DA solutions and digital audio workstations, as well as a pioneer in the development of AES67-compliant software.
"Neumann.Berlin and Merging Technologies are a perfect fit and the collaboration opens up new opportunities for both parties," adds Claude Cellier, founder and CEO of Merging Technologies. "Both companies share a passion for excellence and a commitment to always setting new standards in audio." The current product portfolio of the two companies will remain unchanged. The first joint product of the partnership between Neumann.Berlin and Merging Technologies will be a Neumann audio interface that allows the seamless integration of Neumann products into a digital infrastructure.
With the acquisition, Merging Technologies will become part of the Sennheiser Group through the strategic partnership. Its team of around 20 people will continue to be located at the company's premises in Puidoux, Switzerland, but will work closely with Neumann's team in Berlin; the two companies see great potential for new joint collaborations, particularly in the area of development and innovation.
"We are very pleased to welcome Merging employees as part of the Sennheiser Group," said Andreas Sennheiser, co-CEO of the Sennheiser Group. "As a family business, we want to grow sustainably with the strength of our own resources in the coming years. To achieve this, we are investing significantly in our professional business." Both sides have agreed not to disclose financial details.