A good year ago, Loxone Electronics GmbH took over the company quadral GmbH & Co. KG. Now Loxone wants to use further synergies and announces that it will take over the worldwide distribution of quadral’s solutions itself in the future.
Loxone Electronics GmbH is considered a pioneer in the field of intelligent automation solutions and within just a few years has earned an excellent reputation as a system provider for simple controls for all kinds of projects. According to the company’s own information, it has been able to successfully complete more than 175,000 projects in more than 100 countries together with professional partners, with the spectrum ranging from private homes, hotels and offices to commercial properties.
Loxone Electronics GmbH, founded in 2008, is based in Kollerschlag, Upper Austria, where around 100 people are employed. Worldwide, however, there are more than 400 employees at more than 20 locations.
Takeover of quadral GmbH & Co. KG
Just over a year ago, Loxone Electronics GmbH surprised everyone by taking over the German loudspeaker specialist quadral GmbH & Co. KG.
From the point of view of Loxone Electronics GmbH, the takeover of quadral strengthened its competence, above all in the integration of multimedia systems into home automation. quadral GmbH & Co. KG has been a supplier of high-quality hi-fi components for almost 50 years now. The company is primarily known for its loudspeaker systems, but also has its own electronics line. quadral GmbH & Co. KG sees itself as one of the last German manufacturers with production in Germany.
In the course of the takeover, it was announced in October of last year that the corporate structure of the German loudspeaker specialist would hardly change; location, staff and sales would remain unchanged.
Now it appears that deeper changes are being made, because from now on, Loxone Electronics GmbH will be responsible for the worldwide distribution of quadral GmbH & Co. KG will be responsible for worldwide sales.
The best of both worlds
It is a classic win-win situation, the company from Kollerschlag states in a press release. The takeover of quadral GmbH & Co. KG by Loxone Electronics GmbH, more than ten years of excellence in home and building automation meet more than 40 years of high-end audio quality. Loxone Electronics GmbH is convinced that this will benefit partners and customers alike. By taking over the distribution, the electrical professional as a partner of Loxone Electronic GmbH should now easily open up the hi-fi audio world to its customers thanks to audio servers and speakers, and the audio specialist can show customers a completely new intelligent integration into the home.
“Together with quadral, we have set ourselves the goal of combining fantastic sound with modern connectivity. Thus, thanks to the combination of the audio server from Loxone and the speakers from quadral, there is finally a simple solution for comprehensive HiFi listening pleasure. Because this way, hi-fi becomes part of an entire audio concept – including Spotify, TuneIn and, of course, local media. In terms of quality, too, both worlds go well together: The quadral speakers, like the Loxone products, are designed to last the life of a building. Thanks to regular updates, this audio solution always stays up to date.”
Rüdiger Keinberger, CEO of Loxone Electronics GmbH
The fact that the company will now also take over the distribution of solutions from quadral GmbH & Co. KG as of 1 December 2021 is just another logical step towards merging building automation and hi-fi. This will further strengthen the traditional market of quadral GmbH & Co. KG will be further strengthened and the brand will concentrate fully on the development of products, marketing and aftersales, according to the Upper Austrian smart home specialists.
Getting to the point
Even if, on the occasion of the takeover of quadral GmbH & Co. KG by the Upper Austrian company Loxone Electronics GmbH, it was initially assured that nothing would change in the corporate structure of the German loudspeaker specialist from Hanover, it was probably clear to all industry insiders that it was only a matter of time until what has now been officially announced would happen: in order to be able to use synergies even better, Loxone Electronics GmbH will take over the worldwide distribution of the solutions from Hanover on 1 December 2021.
|Manufacturer||quadral GmbH & Co. KG|
|Distribution||Loxone Electronics GmbH|
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