Pulse-Eight, a UK-based manufacturer of AV distribution products, has announced the acquisition of loudspeaker producer Gallo Acoustics. Terms were not disclosed.
Headquartered in Lanark, Scotland, Gallo Acoustics is an innovator in the field of loudspeaker design, with a product range that spans applications in the custom install, smart home, commercial and HiFi spaces. Its spherical design language and range of colors and finishes make the brand instantly recognizable, and its focus on customer care and support has garnered successive Best Trade Supplier accolades and a nomination for a third at the upcoming CEDIA EMEA Awards in October.
Pulse-Eight has been designing and manufacturing its own products in the UK since. 2010 and has created multiple HDBaseT and HDMI products including matrices, splitters and extender sets alongside video and audio accessories to assist integrators.
“I’m extremely excited to welcome Gallo Acoustics into the fold. I’ve long held a desire to add a speaker brand to our portfolio, enhancing our pro-audio credentials and further boosting our investment in UK-based engineering,” says Martin Ellis, Pulse-Eight CEO. “The acquisition of a dynamic, industry recognized speaker brand and engineering team will help fuel our growth and expertise.”
Gallo Acoustics CEO, David Baxter comments, “From our very earliest discussions with Pulse-Eight we were impressed by the laser-focussed commitment to quality and engineering excellence exhibited by Martin and his team.”
He continues, “Joining the Pulse-Eight family provides Gallo Acoustics with the perfect platform from which to expand our product range and meet the global aspirations we have always had for our brand, we couldn’t be more excited.”
Following the announcement, Gallo Acoustics CEO David Baxter becomes Design Director of the expanded Pulse-Eight group, with Gallo Commercial Director Colin Urie taking up the role of Group Commercial Director. Gallo Acoustics will continue to operate from its current Lanark HQ.
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