Jampro Antennas, North America's oldest broadcast antenna company, has acquired the Alan Dick Broadcast (ADBL) Division of ADC UK, which specialises in broadcast antennas, combiners/filters, towers and broadcast infrastructure service, to broaden its range of services and delivery options, writes David Fox.
The acquisition is also intended to form "a powerful, global organization poised to address the growing global need for digital TV products."
“ADBL is a true pioneer in the world-wide broadcast industry bringing numerous innovations to market ahead of their time,” said Alex Perchevitch, Jampro’s president (pictured).
“Our united efforts and product lines will benefit our customers with stronger R&D across all ranges, improved delivery capabilities, and reduced shipping costs. We couldn’t be happier to welcome the entire staff into the Jampro family and look forward to a successful future filled with expanded opportunities for our combined client base.” ADBL will remain in the UK and operate as a division of Jampro Antennas with the same management, engineering and production staffs.
From its base (pictured) in Cheltenham, UK, ADBL has served as a major provider of communications infrastructures in Europe, the Middle East and Africa for over three decades.
Rob Fisher, CEO of ADC UK commented: “Alan Dick has been a major player in the worldwide broadcast market for several decades and has built up an enviable reputation for the quality and robustness of its products and services. I am pleased that Jampro will take the Alan Dick broadcast products into its portfolio and continue to market them as apart of an expanded Jampro offering. Jampro will work closely with a number of Alan Dick companies, including Alan Dick Middle East, to ensure that their local product and service capabilities can be combined with the expanded Jampro offering to provide an outstanding turnkey solution for broadcast customers.”
Founded in 1954, Jampro was an early player in the emergence of digital TV and has become one of the largest international suppliers of radio and TV antennas and associated RF equipment, transmission line and components.