|2017-10-21 Press release: Milab and Pearl reunited|
We are very happy to announce that Milab has acquired Pearl Microphones as of Nov 1st. The two companies share the same history that goes back to 1941, but went separate ways almost 40 years ago.
The full press release:
HELSINGBORG, SWEDEN, 22 NOV 2017
Milab and Pearl reunited after 40 years of separation.
Swedish microphone manufacturer Milab Microphones AB (Milab) has agreed with the owners of Pearl Mikrofonlaboratorium AB (Pearl) to acquire 100% of the shares in Pearl and consolidate Pearl’s operations and product portfolio into Milab.
The two microphone manufacturers share a common heritage that goes back to 1941 when PML was founded by Mr. Rune Rosander in Stockholm, Sweden. In the late seventies PML was divided into separate business units that became two different companies, Pearl and Milab, and eventually led to a permanent separation. Mr. Bernt Malmqvist, who had served as production manager for both companies, purchased Pearl in 1988. Milab was acquired by Mr. Thomas Nöjdh in 1993.
For decades, the two companies have co-existed in neighbouring towns in southern Sweden. Both Milab and Pearl have continued to build exclusive high-quality microphones by hand, and both have developed ground-breaking new technologies and products, in many cases based on founder Rune Rosander’s rectangular capsule design. The merger of resources and technologies are expected to create considerable synergistic effects for both production and R&D. However, from a marketing perspective, Milab and Pearl will still be treated as two separate brands.
Mr. Nöjdh, who will continue to serve as Milab’s CEO, says: “The opportunity to bring these two companies back together after 40 years is a matter of great pride to us all. With the acquisition of Pearl, Milab will strengthen its position as one of the world’s finest manufacturers of high-end microphones, and I look forward to growing the business further.”
Mr. Bernt Malmqvist, previous co-owner and exiting CEO of Pearl is now looking forward to retirement after a life-long career in the microphone business. Mr. Malmqvist said: “With this agreement, we are confident that the wonderful and exciting Pearl technology is in good hands and will live on for another 76 years!”
Mr. Malmqvist and Sven Olof Andersson, exiting Chairman of Pearl, will support the integration of the two companies over the next few months and ensure a smooth transition for both companies’ customers and business partners.
Related links: Press Release as PDF, Picture from the signing of the contract, Hi-res picture, Pearl Microphones website
|2017-04-11 Milab appoints new distributor for Spain|
11 April 2017
Milab Microphones appoints The Deep Sound as exclusive distributor for Spain.
Helsingborg, Sweden - Milab Microphones is pleased to announce that The Deep Sound has been appointed as the exclusive distributor for Milab products in Spain.
"We are very happy to present The Deep Sound as our official partner in Spain." says Mattias Strömberg, Marketing Manager for Milab. "They are an established company in the Spanish pro audio business and have the technical knowledge and customer base that I believe will make them a perfect fit for Milab."
Sergio Serrano, business manager for The Deep Sound says: "Our greatest ambition is to always put the needs of our clients first and to provide the best personalized solution for every situation. Our partnership with Milab will make our position on the Spanish market even stronger."
The Deep Sound, located in Madrid, has been dedicated to professional audio for more than 30 years. The company offers a wide range of services for the Spanish pro-audio market, including designing custom recording studios for their clients.
Milab Microphones is one of the classic boutique microphone manufacturers and has a history that goes back to 1941. Over the years the mission has remained unchanged: to provide audio professionals with the finest possible tools for the art and science of capturing music. Milab continues today, as in the beginning, to manufacture all microphones entirely by hand in its workshop in Sweden. Every microphone is delivered with its unique frequency response chart and is covered by Milab’s industry leading lifetime warranty.
Related links: PDF Press Release, The Deep Sound
|2017-02-20 New Milab dealer in Portugal|
We are happy to announce that there is a new Milab dealer in Portugal - Domisol Lda.
Avenida da Liberdade no 100
2855-385 Vale Milhaços
M (+351) 910403132 Contact: Jorge Jorge
M (+351) 963051270 Contact: Rui Guerreiro
M (+351) 927926737 Contact: Sofia Môças
Related links: Domisol on Facebook