Syncrolite Purchases Strong Lighting Assets
Posted by: Syncrolite in News, December 30, 2015
DALLAS, TEXAS and OMAHA, NEBRASKA – December 21, 2015 – Syncrolite, LLC and Ballantyne Strong Inc. announced that the assets associated with Ballantyne Strong’s lighting business have been sold to Syncrolite. Effective December 21, 2015 Syncrolite will assume all operations, sales and support associated with the industry’s foremost family of follow-spots.
The Super Trouper and Gladiator products will now be manufactured at Syncrolite’s headquarters along with the Skytracker family of outdoor advertising and architectural lighting products. Strong product support and repairs will be provided by Syncrolite’s team of Xenon lighting experts while parts and replacement lamps will be shipped from their own centrally located facility in Dallas, TX.
“The Strong name is familiar to everyone in the entertainment lighting industry and Syncrolite is proud to be in a position to carry that tradition forward and take Strong lighting products to the next level”, commented Jerry Trojan, CEO of Syncrolite. “Our deep knowledge of Xenon lighting systems and our commitment to customer service makes this move a win-win for Syncrolite and all past and future Strong lighting customers”, continued Trojan.
When asked to comment, Paul Rabinovitz, Director of Product Sales and Marketing said, “This marks a coming home for me as I was Vice President of Lighting at Ballantyne Strong for almost ten years. I’m looking forward to reconnecting with my many friends and customers in the follow-spot world. I see great things ahead for both the Strong lighting products and customers.”
Steve Washington, Chief Product Officer of Syncrolite observed, “Our purchase of the assets of the Ballantyne Strong’s lighting business is a great opportunity for us to grow while re-energizing the Strong brand and servicing their large and loyal installed base in the entertainment lighting industry. The Super Trouper is the single most popular follow-spot in the world and we plan to honor and build on that heritage”.
KTRP, Inc. of Huntington Beach CA. acted as the broker for the transaction.