HARMAN Completes AMX Acquisition

harman-amx-0514HARMAN last week announced the successful completion of its acquisition of AMX LLC, from The Duchossois Group, Inc. for $365 million. Richardson, Texas-based AMX is a provider of enterprise control and automation systems as well as audio/video switching and distributing solutions and will be integrated into HARMAN’s professional offerings servicing audio, video and IT pros.

Founded in 1982, AMX’s hardware and proprietary software solutions are designed to simplify the way people interact with technology. AMX employs more than 600 people across its operations in 19 locations worldwide.

“From the addition of Martin lighting and Duran Audio in 2013 to the completion of the AMX acquisition today, HARMAN Professional is aggressively pursuing opportunities to provide customers and partners with systems solutions that advance the integration and application of AV technology in the enterprise,” said Blake Augsburger, President, HARMAN Professional division. “The completion of this acquisition expands HARMAN’s preeminent role on stage and in the studio to the enterprise as a leading supplier of turnkey AV solutions.”

AMX products and operations will be integrated into HARMAN’s Professional division, the professional audio and lighting unit of HARMAN, featuring legendary brands like AKG, BSS Audio, Crown amplifiers, dbx, JBL Professional, Lexicon, Soundcraft, Studer and Martin lighting. As with other product brands in the HARMAN Professional portfolio it will be referred to as AMX by HARMAN. HARMAN’s Professional division designs, manufactures and markets professional audio and lighting products for recording and broadcast, musicians, cinema, touring sound, commercial applications like airports, stadiums, hotels and concert halls.