B&C Speakers SpA is pleased to announce that the purchase of the premium quality transducer manufacturer, Eighteen Sound, was completed on Monday December 11,2017. “We are proud to add Eighteen Sound and Ciare to our group, and we look forward to offering both brands access to more resources. We can now blend our knowledge in manufacturing and development, helping to offer an improved product range, build quality and overall customer experience.”, said B&C CEO Lorenzo Coppini.
Ron Tizzard, Director of Sales for B&C added “These are two great brands that each have a strong culture and legacy that we hope to build on. Both Eighteen Sound and Ciare already have many dedicated OEM customers, and a well developed distribution network that will require few changes.” The B&C, Eighteen Sound and Ciare brands will be presented together for the first time at the upcoming NAMM Show, happening in Anaheim, California from January 25-28, 2017.
About B&C Speakers
B&C Speakers is the largest and most respected manufacturer of professional transducers in the world. Founded in 1946, the company now operates out of a nearly 14,000 square metre, state of the art production and R&D facility in Bagno a Ripoli (Florence), Italy. Since 2007 B&C has been publicly traded on Borsa Italiana, and are also a member of the STAR group of exceptionally performing Italian companies. Over 120 employees, 10% of whom work in research and development, meet the needs of the world’s most demanding OEM loudspeaker brands. Products include woofers from 2-inch to 21-inch, coaxials from 4-inch to 15-inch, and compression drivers from 1-inch to 4-inch voice coil diameter.