AudioControl to Leverage the Strength of AAMP’s Best-in-Class Vehicle Solution
AAMP Global, a designer and manufacturer of vehicle solutions, has acquired AudioControl, known worldwide for high-performance audio solutions engineered for the automotive, residential, and commercial markets. Based in Seattle, WA for more than 45 years, AudioControl will continue to provide premium entertainment solutions to automotive aftermarket installers, professional audio/video specialists, and home technology integrators.
“As an engineering-based provider of premium entertainment solutions supported by award-winning service, AudioControl is a natural fit as part of the AAMP Global brand,” said President and CEO, Scott Forst. “These core competencies combined with AAMP’s unique vehicle integration capabilities and best-in-class service will help to position us as a leader in the core audio market. Alex and team will be driving this exciting initiative and we couldn’t be more pleased to welcome them to the AAMP family.”
AAMP’s President of North America, Herb Brown, stated, “We believe embedding our vehicle integration platform with AudioControl’s world-class electronics, will be game-changing for the industry.”
AudioControl CEO, Alex Camara, will join the AAMP Global leadership team, heading the organization’s audio growth strategy for the automotive and residential businesses. AudioControl’s residential, commercial, and home theater products, sold and installed by home theater specialists and professional installers, will benefit from access to AAMP Global technology platforms under the continued guidance of AudioControl’s current management team.
Chris Kane, current VP of sales and marketing for AudioControl, will become general manager for the home business for AudioControl.
“We are excited to bring our industry-leading audio products across all the channels we serve to the AAMP Global brand,” Camara said. “We have experienced an unprecedented level of growth over recent years, and by joining with the team at AAMP Global, we will have the resources to maintain that trajectory, quicken our product development roadmap, and expand operations to best serve our customers, and continue making good sound great!”
From the point of view of the AudioControl brand and AudioControl’s dealers, nothing changes, according to Camara. “AAMP loves the brand. They love the company,” he said. “They just want to give us the resources to help power the brand forward across the channels that we’re in and diversify their overall offerings. They’re going to give us the opportunity to do that not only in the automotive space where they have significant expertise in the integration technologies that we can adapt into our products, but also in their resources such as supply chain throughout the world, operations, and other areas. Everything stays here in Seattle. Our engineers are here, our team’s here, we continue to manufacturer here.”
AQ Technology Partners acted as the exclusive financial advisor to AudioControl in the transaction.