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Electrosonic acquires AV systems developer-integrator

Paddy Baker 10 May 2010
Electrosonic acquires AV systems developer-integrator

The company has acquired The Multimedia Group, owner of DRV Integration and DRV Support. While DRV Integration is a prominent designer and integrator of corporate, medical and educational A/V technology, DRV Support provides multimedia-managed service and maintenance solutions to organisations throughout the UK.

DRV’s clients include blue chip companies, government departments and some of the world’s most high-profile banking, pharmaceutical and educational establishments.

Electrosonic and DRV’s operations will be combined over time "in a manner that strengthens existing services".

"DRV is a perfect fit with Electrosonic. This acquisition aligns well with our strategic goals and also brings a wealth of talent and experience into the group," said Jim Bowie, president of Electrosonic Group.

"We are excited to have the DRV companies become part of the Electrosonic Group," added David Ambrose, MD of Electrosonic. "The depth of DRV’s multimedia services and expertise complements our strengths in many ways and will help us expand into new areas. I have a high level of respect for DRV’s achievements in our industry and I am confident that the unique strengths of both organisations will enhance the way we serve the customer."

Providing a DRV perspective, the group’s MD, Roger Vinton, said that "the Electrosonic and DRV teams both share common values for high-quality engineering and exceptional customer service, which is a great starting point as we move forward. In today’s market, multi-national corporations are demanding a wide range of advanced multimedia technology and are increasingly partnering with companies that have both the expertise and the global reach. To facilitate new business opportunities we consider it a great asset to be able to strengthen our offering utilising Electrosonic’s global engineering and support resources, helping strengthen the services we currently provide as well as being able to offer new and additional benefits to each others’ clients."

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