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ARRI acquires lighting company Clay Paky

The company's products are used across film, television and theatre, including the 2022 Eurovision Song Contest

ARRI is expanding its lighting capabilities for motion picture and live entertainment with the acquisition of lighting company Clay Paky.

Clay Paky’s brand, setup, staff and location will remain as is following the sale. Financial details of the acquisition have not even revealed.

Over 400 Claypaky fixtures were used at the 2022 Eurovision Song Contest

The company’s products are used across film, television and theatre, as well as shops, theme parks and more.

“With Clay Paky as part of our corporate group, ARRI will become a leading lighting solutions provider with top brands for both the motion picture and live entertainment markets,” said Dr Matthias Erb, chairman of the ARRI executive board. “The expertise, passion, and dedication to lighting that distinguishes both companies also demonstrates that we are well-matched. These similarities form a strong foundation for building a successful cooperation and the further development of our business areas.”

Marcus Graser, CEO of Clay Paky, added: “We are very happy to be joining the ARRI family. Both companies have a leading position in their field, thanks to a deep market knowledge, innovation power, and customer understanding. We both share a rich heritage and an unconditional passion for technology and innovation in a professional industry that fascinates thousands of people around the world. Together with ARRI, we will continue to work on our vision to create the best-in-class lighting equipment and services while offering world-class reference products to an even broader customer base.”