Osram subsidiary Clay Paky, which is a producer of entertainment lighting, has acquired certain assets from ADB TTV SAS and will continue their business operations. French company ADB has a factory in Saint Quentin that specializes in lighting for theaters and TV studios. The companies completed the transaction on August 3, 2016.
“With the acquisition of ADB TTV SAS’ business and the highly reputable ADB brand, we will expand our position in the innovation-driven entertainment lighting market,” said Hans-Joachim Schwabe, CEO of Osram’s Specialty Lighting business unit.
Founded in Belgium in 1920, ADB TTV SAS for decades has been a leading supplier of lighting systems for theater and television studios. The ADB’s product portfolio features luminaires, dimmers, and lighting control desks. The lighting products are sold worldwide through a network of qualified independent distributors.
Osram notes that ADB lighting solutions have been installed at prestigious theaters. Some Theater installations of ADB systems include the Teatro alla Scala in Milan, the National Grand Theatre in Beijing, and the Opera Garnier in Paris.
“ADB brings a wealth of experience in stage and studio lighting and a comprehensive range of products that are fully complementary to ours. By joining forces, we will be able to merge this unique application focus with our innovation drive and technology leadership. As a result, we will be able to design the next generation of products to drive the evolution of the demanding theater market,” explained Pio Nahum, CEO of Clay Paky.
“I am proud for having found a new and safe roof for ADB’s activities,” said Christian Léonard, owner and CEO of ADB TTV SAS since 2002. “OSRAM and Clay Paky will inject resources and know-how that will give the ADB brand a bright future, with excellent and innovative products, continuity of support and service for our loyal customers and serenity for our employees and partners.”