Sennheiser (opens in a new tab) acquired the Swiss company Merging Technologies (opens in a new tab) and German studio specialist Neumann.Berlin (opens in a new tab) and announced that they will now work together under the umbrella of the Sennheiser Group. With this step, Neumann.Berlin will expand its range of high-quality audio solutions.
“Neumann.Berlin and Merging Technologies form a perfect alliance and the collaboration opens up new opportunities for both parties,” said Claude Cellier, Founder and CEO of Merging Technologies. “Both companies share a passion for excellence and a commitment to always setting new standards in audio.”
The existing portfolio of both companies will remain unchanged. The first joint product of the partnership between Neumann.Berlin and Merging Technologies will be a Neumann audio interface that enables the seamless integration of Neumann products into a digital infrastructure.
Neumann.Berlin microphones, monitors and headphones are widely used by recording studios and professional broadcasters, but also by semi-professional customers. The integration with Merging Technologies is part of Neumann’s growth strategy allowing both companies the potential for new joint collaborations, especially in the field of development and innovation.
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“We plan to strengthen Neumann’s offering, particularly in the area of digital workflows, to provide our customers with holistic, studio-quality audio solutions. Merging Technologies’ products and solutions are an excellent addition to the portfolio of Neumann products, so we are very much looking forward to working with the Merging team,” says Ralf Oehl, CEO of Georg Neumann GmbH.
The Merging Technologies team, known for its AD/DA solutions, digital audio workstations and software development supporting the AES67 standard, will continue to be located at the company’s site in Puidoux, Switzerland , but will work closely with the Neumann team in Berlin.
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“We are very pleased to welcome Merging employees to the Sennheiser Group,” said Andreas Sennheiser, co-CEO of the Sennheiser Group. “As a family business, we want to grow sustainably with our own resources in the years to come. To achieve this, we invest heavily in our business.” Both parties have agreed not to disclose financial details.