Following the recent dissolution of French company Innovason, Lawo has confirmed the integration of the brand into its portfolio.
The German manufacturer’s association with Innovason began in April 2008 when it acquired a majority shareholding in the French console maker. Following a lengthy restructuring process, the liquidation of Innovason SAS was announced on November 2ndthis year, with Lawo AG now owning all Innovason product and trademark rights.
With the Innovason brand now being managed from Lawo HQ in Rastatt, those most closely connected to the company and its development will continue to make their presence felt. Hervé de Caro will serve as product manager for the Eclipse console; Nicolas Gozdowski will retain the position of service engineer; Benoit Quiniou will stay in R&D; and Marcel Babazadeh will resume his responsibilities in the role of international sales director.
Babazadeh reflected on the recent developments: “Now that the Innovason products have become part of the range offered by Lawo in Rastatt, it means that the continuity of the brand is guaranteed. At the same time it benefits from everything that Lawo has to offer with its more than 40 years of experience in professional audio technology.”
Lawo CEO Philipp Lawo, added: “I admire innovation, which has always been a driving force for the development of Innovason products. However, despite Lawo’s intervention in 2008, the company was still not able to realise its full potential. Now that the brand is fully integrated into the Lawo structure, I am confident that together we can achieve success.
“I’m also delighted to welcome the new colleagues on board, all now key members of the Lawo team responsible for Innovason. It is the end of an era for Innovason in its former structure, but the dawning of a new chapter of innovations. We’re all looking forward to a new and promising future in the live sound market together.”