Chauvet Acquires Lighting Controller Manufacturer ChamSys
Chauvet & Sons LLC has announced that it has completed the acquisition of ChamSys Ltd, the Southampton, UK-based designer and manufacturer of lighting controllers. Established in 2003, ChamSys has grown rapidly and its range of MagicQ lighting consoles are now widely used to control light shows of all sizes, including many larger mobile DJ setups.
“We are very excited about the opportunity to join forces with ChamSys,” said Albert Chauvet, CEO of Chauvet & Sons LLC. “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.”
ChamSys will continue to operate as an independent business unit from its facility in Southampton, UK. 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 the business’ current team of software and hardware engineers, operations, sales, and support staff.
“We’re committed to maintaining the ChamSys brand and its reputation for excellence by supporting the vision and culture of its management team,” added Albert Chauvet. “At the same time, we’re also looking forward to building ChamSys in the USA and making this outstanding line of controllers available to an even larger market.”
ChamSys Managing Director Chris Kennedy echoed this enthusiasm. "Chauvet and ChamSys share similar cultures, a strong sense of respect for our customers, an appreciation of our staffs, and a powerful drive to be the best in our markets,” he said. “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."