Neumann and Merging Technologies join forces

Through a new strategic partnership, German studio specialist Neumann.Berlin and Swiss company Merging Technologies – one of the world's leading manufacturers of digital audio recording systems – will now be working together under the umbrella of the Sennheiser group.

Merging Technologies’ team of around 20 people will continue to be located at the company’s site in Puidoux, Switzerland, but will work closely with the Neumann team in Berlin; the two companies see great potential for new joint collaborations, particularly in the area of development and innovation.

"We are very pleased to welcome Merging's employees as part of the Sennheiser Group," said Andreas Sennheiser, co-CEO of the Sennheiser Group (pictured centre). "As a family-owned company, we want to grow sustainably on the strength of our own resources in the coming years. To achieve this, we are investing significantly in our professional business."

Sennheiser has taken over the shares of Merging technology entirely, while the move will also enable Neumann to expand its product range.

"We plan to strengthen Neumann's offering, particularly in the area of digital workstreams, in order to provide our customers with holistic audio solutions in studio quality. Merging Technologies' products and solutions are an excellent complement to the Neumann product portfolio. We are therefore very much looking forward to working together with the Merging team," said Ralf Oehl, CEO of Georg Neumann GmbH (pictured left).

"Neumann.Berlin and Merging Technologies are a perfect match, and the collaboration opens up new opportunities for both parties," added Claude Cellier, founder and CEO of Merging Technologies (pictured right). "Both companies share a passion for excellence and a commitment to always set new standards in audio."

The existing portfolio of the two companies will remain unchanged. The first joint product of the partnership between Neumann.Berlin and Merging Technologies will be a Neumann audio interface that enables the perfect integration of Neumann products into a digital infrastructure.