Syncrolite Purchases Strong Lighting Assets

Syncrolite and Ballantyne Strong have  announced that the assets associated with Ballantyne Strong’s lighting business have been sold to Syncrolite. Effective 21 December  2015 Syncrolite will assume all operations, sales and support associated with the industry’s foremost family of followspots.

The Super Trouper and Gladiator products will now be manufactured at Syncrolite’s headquarters along with the Skytracker family of outdoor advertising and architectural lighting products.  Strong product support and repairs will be provided by Syncrolite’s team of Xenon lighting experts while parts and replacement lamps will be shipped from their own centrally located facility in Dallas.

“The Strong name is familiar to everyone in the entertainment lighting industry and Syncrolite is proud to be in a position to carry that tradition forward and take Strong lighting products to the next level,” commented Jerry Trojan, CEO of Syncrolite.  “Our deep knowledge of Xenon lighting systems and our commitment to customer service makes this move a win-win for Syncrolite and all past and future Strong lighting customers,” continued Jerry.

When asked to comment, Paul Rabinovitz, Director of Product Sales and Marketing said: “This marks a coming home for me as I was Vice President of Lighting at Ballantyne Strong for almost 10 years.  I’m looking forward to reconnecting with my many friends and customers in the followspot world. I see great things ahead for both the Strong lighting products and customers.”

Steve Washington, Chief Product Officer of Syncrolite observed: “Our purchase of the assets of the Ballantyne Strong’s lighting business is a great opportunity for us to grow while re-energising the Strong brand and servicing their large and loyal installed base in the entertainment lighting industry.  The Super Trouper is the single most popular follow-spot in the world and we plan to honour and build on that heritage.”