IBC2017: Rosco Laboritories acquires LED lighting specialist DMG Lumière
‘Win-win’ deal brings two successful businesses together to further enhance customer-driven LED lighting innovation.
Rosco, manufacturer of lighting solutions for the entertainment industry, announces the acquisition of innovative LED specialist DMG Lumière. The acquisition represents a ‘win-win’ situation for customers of both companies, as well as the businesses themselves, through increased customer-driven innovation, expanded global product support capabilities and greater in-house expertise. Rosco will incorporate DMG Lumière’s technology and talent to further develop its LED lighting product range, while DMG Lumière will benefit from Rosco’s established international sales & marketing, distribution and customer service. It means that customers will now be able to easily access both companies’ products worldwide.
DMG Lumière is a fast growing and innovative company that was founded by the de Montgrand brothers; Mathieu, Nils and Jean, and their partner Nicolas Goerg. The partners include an LED lighting developer, a gaffer and a renowned cinematographer; together creating a team who are perfectly suited to develop customer-driven LED solutions for film production and broadcast lighting. The versatile Switch range is recognized for its impressive power to size and weight ratio, making it ideal for use in filmmaking where lighting tools need to be as mobile, robust and power-efficient as possible. This acquisition will make it easier for customers to access the Switch range of LED lights, leveraging Rosco’s established worldwide distribution channels, as well as giving them greater access to Rosco’s comprehensive support network.
Since its start in Lyon, France in 2014, DMG Lumière has experienced great success and grown quickly. Recent business highlights include its SL1 Switch LED panels being used to light Luc Besson’s Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets and Ken Loach’s BAFTA-winning I, Daniel Blake.
“DMG Lumière is the perfect partner as we look to grow our business, and we’re delighted to welcome them into the Rosco family,” said Rosco CEO Mark Engel. “With both companies focusing on delivering customer-driven solutions, we share similar values in terms of a dedication to innovation, a passion for encouraging our customers’ creativity and a commitment to support and develop our talented people. The chemistry between the two businesses was evident as soon as we met, and by combining our expertise, vision and technology, we will be able to offer our customers a wider, specialized range of LED lighting to better bring their creative visions to life.”
DMG Lumière’s General Manager Nils de Montgrand added: “This is a very proud moment for our business, and it gives us a great opportunity to move forward quickly and further develop the advantages that our LED technology can bring to lighting film and television sets. Rosco has been a world leader in color and lighting for more than a century, and we have total admiration for its history, brand and market position. It’s rare to find a partner that has such a similar ethos when it comes to technology, developing products that solve customers’ needs and cultivating its people.”
Engel commented further: “In just three years, the nimble, skilled and ambitious team at DMG Lumière has built an impressive start-up business that aligns with the values Rosco’s Chairman, Stan Miller, has been building since he purchased the company in 1958. These include commitment to quality, passion, creative thinking, enduring relationships, trust and customer focus.”
Both Rosco and DMG Lumière will be showcasing the latest LED technology at IBC2017 in Amsterdam from 15-19 September, 2017. Rosco will be exhibiting on booth 12.E45 and DMG Lumière on booth 12.A40.