Stagetec celebrates 20 years in broadcast console business11 July 2013
Berlin’s Stagetec is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year. Supported by the Salzbrenner family, 13 graduate engineers founded the business on 1 July 1993 as a form of employee-owned company. All of them are still active partners in the company today, responsible for the continuing innovation and performance of the company.
After only four months in business, Stagetec introduced the first prototype of its NEXUS audio router, which created ‘a minor sensation’ in the pro-audio industry. Shortly after, the very first NEXUS installation went into operation at the Berlin Musical Instrument Museum, consisting of a small fibre-optic audio network including two NEXUS Base Devices. That particular installation is still in use today.
“Today, we serve markets on every continent and in all areas where pro-audio technology is used. This global activity has stimulated our growth continuously,” said Stagetec co-founder and CEO Klaus-Peter Scholz.
“We are particularly grateful to the Salzbrenner family not only for enabling us to have a great start but also for their continuous support and for helping us consolidate our position in the market. We look forward all the more to the continuing success of the Mediagroup; after all, it’s not only our 20th anniversary – DELEC has turned 25 this year, and our parent company, Salzbrenner at Buttenheim, was established 50 years ago! Congratulations!”
“Nowadays, we are working in parallel on several products and need not only more staff and offices but also the appropriate labs and testing enviroments”, added Helmut Jahne, head of development and one of Stagetec’s executive directors.
“Therefore our company’s anniversary is also the perfect occasion to open our new annex, which enlarges our premises on the river Spree to more than 4,000sqm. A very good reason for organising a big summer party to which many customers, partners, suppliers and, of course, all the staff have been invited.”