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DPA acquisition is a “win-win” says CEO

Kalle Hvidt Nielsen discusses company's acquisition by RCF Group

DPA Microphones CEO Kalle Hvidt Nielsen has described the company’s recent acquisition by RCF Group as a “win-win” situation for both companies.

Speaking to TVBEurope’s sister title PSNEurope, Nielsen said there are a lot of synergies between the two companies regarding technologies, market segments and geographical coverage.

“Together we can offer our customers solutions that cover their needs across the entire audio chain – that is a win-win-win situation,” said Nielsen.

“In addition, having an owner familiar with the pro audio business makes it easier to discuss the business – the trends, opportunities and challenges – with a long-term goal in mind.”

The acquisition was announced earlier this week, taking many within the industry by surprise. Nielsen confirmed that no staff will be affected and the day-to-day activities of DPA will remain largely unchanged.

“In practical terms, it doesn’t mean that much [for the brand],” he added. “The brand will stay the same – the quality will stay the same, the sound will stay the same.

“We are still a Danish business, with the same strategy, the same management, production in Asnæs, headquarters in Allerød, the same employees, the same distribution chain model and the same high-quality products that our customers know and love worldwide.”

Nielsen said DPA can bring a lot to the RCF Group: “A Scandinavian mindset, engineering expertise in high-precision microphone capsules and a worldwide leading position in high-end microphones systems, to name a few. 

“We add professional solutions in the first (and most important, we believe) step of the audio chain to RCF Group’s repertoire of solutions.”