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  • Numark Industries is a global DJ equipment brand. It makes DJ mixers, turntables, and DJ CD players.
    Numark has launched a second brand, ION Audio for their consumer line products including many electronics that plug in to computers via USB, and recently extended its portfolio with the acquisition of Alesis and Akai.

    Audiovox said on Thursday it has signed a “non-binding term sheet” to acquire all of Klipsch’s shares. That's right, Audiovox, a rather large company (bigger than some might think) will soon control all of Klipsch’s brands, including Jamo, Mirage, Energy and Athena. Audiovox is a leader in the automotive electronics and accessories field and even have a large presence in the consumer electonics category. Audiovox markets products under the Audiovox, RCA, Jensen, and Acoustic Research brand names.

    Harman International Industries is an American-based international audio and infotainment equipment company. Harman International's consumer group makes loudspeakers, CD and DVD players, CD recorders, and amplifiers under several brand names such as Harman Kardon, JBL, and Infinity.

    The Vitec Group plc, headquartered in Kingston upon Thames, not far from London, UK, supplies a wide range of equipment and services to the broadcasting, entertainment and photographic markets. The Vitec Group is listed at the Stock Exchange in London (Engineering) and is comprised of 3 divisions that manage a total of 15 brands. Gitzo, Manfrotto, Avenger Lighting Grip, Kata, National Geographic, Litec, Tomcat, Brilliant Stages, Sachtler,
    Vinten, Vinten Radamec, OConnor, Petrol Bags, Litepanels, Anton/Bauer, Autoscript, Nucomm, RF Extreme, Microwave Service Company, The Camera Store.

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  • Nice to know.
  • That Crazy Vitec Group. My favorite is Microwave Service Company
  • Tiffen owned brands:
    1) Tiffen, its line of photographic, video and digital filters and lenses;
    2) Lowel-Light, a world leader in location lighting;
    3) Steadicam® high-end camera stabilizing systems line
    4) Davis & Sanford and Vista, two lines of tripods;
    5) Domke, and Zing, two lines of camera bags;
    6) Stroboframe, a lighting, flash brackets and accessories line;
    7) Saunders Professional, a rotary trimmer line,
    8) Kodak Wratten filter products,
    9) Listec Video, a line of professional teleprompters.
  • Numark and Harman are two companies that I used to deal with a lot back in the day.

    In the age of generic OEM manufacturing a brand name can add value in your customers mind. Numark knows this very well. My favorite recent example was when akai released a drum machine that look exactly like a drum machine form alesis. Same machine deferent samples for deferent markets. There is a lot of consolidation in the pro-audio world in the last 10 years.
  • Gibson Guitar Corporation:
    Valley Arts,
    Garrison Guitars in 2007.
    Recently Gibson acquired the Stanton Group which includes KRK Systems, Stanton DJ and Cerwin Vega

  • Updated Harman Brands:
    Aha Radio™
    Harman Kardon®
    JBL® - Lifestyle
    JBL® - Professional
    JBL Synthesis®
    Lexicon® - Lifestyle
    Lexicon® - Professional
    Mark Levinson®
  • Pretty soon theres going to be one corporation that owns everything
  • You are very close :-)
    I'll try to make a post discussing real foundationd behind this process.
  • Classic Karl Marx.
  • Btw, Teradek is now part of evil Vitec empire.

    The Vitec Group plc, the international provider of products and services for the broadcast, photographic, and MAG (military, aerospace and government) markets, today announces that it has acquired the California-based company, Teradek, which will form part of its Vitec Videocom division.

    Teradek is a world-leading provider of wireless HD video devices and platforms which are used in broadcast contribution and distribution, video production, webcasting and digital cinema. All products are designed and manufactured in the U.S.A. and are sold internationally.

  • FMIC was once Fender Guitars. Now they own

    • Gretsch
    • EVH
    • Jackson
    • Charvel
    • SWR
    • Guild
    • Groove Tubes
    • DeArmond
    • Tacoma
    • Sunn

    and its wholly owned subsidiary, KMC controls

    • Ovation
    • Takamine
    • Gibraltar
    • Gretsch (Drums)
    • LP (Latin Percussion)
    • Toca
    • Hamer
    • Genz-Benz
    • Jasmine


  • SmallHD bought by Vitec

    “We are looking forward to joining the Vitec Group of companies,” said Wes Phillips, founder and CEO of SmallHD. “It’s exciting for SmallHD to be included among the great brands that they represent. We have aspirations to continue to build outstanding monitors, and Vitec not only encourages that entrepreneurial spirit but offers the support and expertise we need to move forward.”

  • Next stage

    LONDON (March 2, 2015) – The Vitec Group has acquired the business of Paralinx, a California company known for its high-quality wireless video systems. Paralinx will be incorporated into the Vitec Group’s Videocom Division, complementing its existing brands.

    Paralinx was founded by Dan Kanes and Greg Smokler, two members of the International Cinematographers Guild (ICG) who sought to develop a new wave of affordable, high-definition wireless video tools for professionals and enthusiasts alike. The company will join Teradek and SmallHD in Vitec Videocom’s Creative Solutions business unit.

    “Like Teradek and SmallHD, Paralinx is another great example of the pioneering spirit that is so important to disrupting the professional video industry with game-changing products and top-notch customer support,” said Vitec Videocom CEO Matt Danilowicz. “By combining Paralinx’s deep understanding of the market with Teradek’s engineering acumen, both companies are positioned to develop truly cutting-edge technology tailored specifically to their customers’ needs.”

    To adequately address the growing demand for wireless video devices, Paralinx will continue to innovate in the UAV and independent content creator spaces, while Teradek will focus on cinema and television applications.

    “When we launched Paralinx in 2012, our mission was simple: to enable filmmakers to monitor wirelessly a camera’s HD recording in real time,” said Dan Kanes, co-founder of Paralinx. “We sought to bring a new level of freedom to video production, an essential link in digital cinematography. Now, in 2015, we are excited to be joining forces with Teradek and SmallHD, other innovators under the world-renowned Vitec Group, to continue empowering content creators with revolutionary technology and unparalleled support.”

    Co-founder Greg Smokler added: “We started Paralinx because as end-users on the front lines of content production we weren’t getting the tools that we needed. This acquisition gives us the opportunity to collaborate with the talented engineers and product development team at Teradek and to make use of the Vitec Group’s manufacturing and operational might. We believe that the biggest winners out of this will be the people that helped us get to where we are today: our customers.”

  • MUSIC Group (the parent company of Midas, Klark Teknik, Turbosound, Behringer and Bugera) has announced that it has acquired TC Group (parent company of Tannoy, Lab Gruppen, Lake, TC Electronics, TC Helicon and TC Applied Technologies).

    “Since the acquisition of Midas, Klark Teknik and Turbosound, we have been continuously pursuing brands that complement the mixing console, processing and loudspeaker excellence offered by these historic brands,” said MUSIC Group founder and CEO Uli Behringer. “Throughout our search, TC Group has clearly stood out as the ideal match because of their world-class brands, impressive intellectual property, sterling reputation and first-class team of people. I am very proud to welcome the TC Group team into our family.”

  • Vitec also bought Wooden Camera, Offhollywood and Provak.

    So now it is

    • Wooden Camera
    • Offhollywood
    • Provak
    • Colorama
    • Teradek
    • SmallHD
    • Anton/Bauer
    • Litepanels
    • Offhollywood
    • Paralinx
    • Haigh-Farr
    • Autocue
    • Autoscript
    • Sachtler
    • Camera Corps
    • Vinten
    • OConnor
    • Manfrotto
    • Befree
    • Avenger
    • Gitzo
    • Lastolite
    • Manfrotto
    • Kata
    • National Geographic
    • Litec
    • Tomcat
    • Brilliant Stages,
    • Petrol Bags
    • Nucomm
    • RF Extreme
    • Microwave Service Company
    • Bexel
    • The Camera Store

    Vitec is looking good:


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  • Updates

    Harman Brands all bough by Samsung.

    Also, Sound United, the company behind Polk Audio and Definitive Technology, purchased D+M Group, the owner of Denon, Marantz and Boston Acoustics brands.

  • Vitec acquired Lowepro and Joby.

    Vitec plans to integrate the two brands into its Photographic Division under the leadership of the Photographic Divisional Chief Executive Marco Pezzana.

    Marco Pezzana said: "We are proud to announce that two remarkable brands within the Photographic Accessories market, JOBY and Lowepro, will join the Vitec Photographic Division. We pride ourselves on supplying the leading photographic brands to a global market, and this natural addition to our business strengthens the outstanding offering we already provide to our partners worldwide.

    We believe that our extensive knowledge of the photographic market will enable us to add a wealth of value to these already leading brands. JOBY and Lowepro’s product development expertise coupled with our established global distribution network, engineering and manufacturing capabilities, gives an exciting opportunity for both the Vitec Group and our global partners."

  • Let's not forget B&H own a tonne of in house brands too!

  • @IronFilm

    Of course. You can collect them all, sort out and post.

  • Not sure of what all the ones owned by B&H (well, maybe not owned directly, but a "sister company") would be, but a few are:

    • Senal
    • Polsen
    • Auray
    • Arco
    • Ruggard
    • Pearstone
    • Kopul
    • Impact
    • Watson
    • Xcellon
    • Gabor
    • Xuma
    • Chiaro
    • Vulta
    • Spieltek
    • Raya
    • Angler
    • Impact
    • Genaray
    • Luxli
    • Bolt
    • Brilia
    • Ziv
    • Vello
    • Sensei
    • Watson
    • Pawa
    • Magnus
    • Oben
    • Helder
    • Revo
    • Elvid
    • Axler

    They're all under the Gradus Group:

  • Sound United, the parent company for Denon, Polk Audio and Marantz, has reached a deal to buy Onkyo's home audio division, and it also gives it control of the Pioneer, Pioneer Elite and Integra labels -- that's a lot of major names under one roof.

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  • Opel was bought by the PSA group last yesr.