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Midwich acquires HHB Communications

Distributor makes further investment into the broadcast market with acquisition, following purchase of US brands Toolfarm and 76 Media Systems earlier this month

Midwich has announced the acquisition of HHB Communications, a supplier of specialist professional audio equipment, content creation products, and music technology. The details were published in the company’s pre-close trading statement for the six months to 30 June 2023.

Based in London, HHB works with manufacturers such as Rode, Genelec, and Avid working in the broadcasting, media and entertainment market and has supported many notable post production facilities, film, gaming, recording studios, and broadcasters with its products used by the likes of Warner Brothers, BBC, Sky and Pinewood Studios.

Midwich’s Mark Lowe

“It’s fantastic news to bring HHB into the Group. HHB’s experience, dedication, excellent customer service, and strong vendor relationships enables us to develop our offering in this dynamic market while providing a complete solution to our customers from market-leading vendors,” said Mark Lowe, managing director of Midwich UK&I.

“Across the group, we have seen the growing convergence between our markets with new technologies from broadcast, media and entertainment joining the AV product mix. Combining our efforts gives us a somewhat unique positioning in the UK with our ability to offer the exciting combination of products, knowledge and technical support across AV, broadcast, media, and entertainment. We look forward to working with the HHB team to share expertise and resource to provide compelling opportunities for our customers.”

Ian Jones, managing director of HHB, added, “At its core, HHB has always been focused on providing a very high level of customer service and support. We have found a partner in Midwich that fully recognises and believes in this approach to doing business, along with our unique culture and ethos.”