ACT Lighting, Inc., a leading importer and distributor of technology to the entertainment industry, has completed the acquisition of RHC Holdings Corp. (“RapcoHorizon”). This move follows ACT Lighting’s recent acquisition of AC Power Distribution, a manufacturer of UL-listed portable power distribution for film, video, touring and exterior event venues. The RapcoHorizon acquisition further solidifies ACT Lighting’s position as the market-leading value-added distributor of premier entertainment technology products.
Headquartered in Jackson, Missouri and with core facilities in Massachusetts, Canada and Mexico, RapcoHorizon is the leading, vertically-integrated manufacturer of interconnect assemblies, audio, data and interface products, and specialty industrial wire. With a brand portfolio that includes ProCo, RAT, RoadHog and StageMASTER, RapcoHorizon has developed a reputation for the reliability and superior performance of its brands across many industries as well as their ability to quickly customize products to fit specific user requirements. The company’s products are used worldwide by concert touring sound companies, video and sound contractors, recording studios, system integrators, audiophiles and musicians to provide optimal flexibility and premium performance. RapcoHorizon also has market leading research & development capabilities and a state-of-the-art custom metal shop to build new devices to meet any customer need.
“This industry-changing acquisition joins together two of the most respected suppliers in entertainment technology,” says Ben Saltzman, President and CEO of ACT Lighting. “RapcoHorizon’s “musicians serving musicians” culture perfectly aligns with ACT’s values, and we are excited that combining ACT Lighting and RapcoHorizon will expand the world-class product range that our amazing customers use to own the stage.”
“ACT Lighting is one of the most recognized leaders in production technology and services, and we are excited to join the ACT family,” says Dale Williams, President of RapcoHorizon. “RapcoHorizon’s brands have been the leading connectivity products for decades. Now, as part of ACT Lighting, we will be able to bring the level of service and innovation at which both companies excel to our wide-reaching customer bases.”
ACT Lighting is the exclusive supplier for MA Lighting control consoles, Claypaky intelligent entertainment lighting fixtures, AC Power Distribution power distro boxes, Robert Juliat spotlights, ChainMaster hoist motors, MDG atmosphere generators and Tourplex and Datasure lighting cable products, among others.
With the RapcoHorizon acquisition, ACT Lighting now has facilities in New Jersey, Southern California, Missouri, Michigan, Massachusetts, Texas, Canada and Mexico.