Montreal – January 23, 2012 – Solotech is pleased to announce that it has acquired privately-held Specs Audio located in Gatineau, Québec. Specs Audio is an audiovisual systems integrator with both sales and rental departments.
The addition of Specs Audio to Solotech’s expanding number of regional offices adds significant logistical resources to Solotech's growing presence in the Ottawa / Gatineau and Eastern Ontario market. Specs Audio is very active in certain market segments and they will continue to develop these markets to compliment Solotech's sales and integration business.
"Specs Audio is a dynamic company and we are pleased to add their team of talented individuals to help contribute to Solotech’s growth in the Canadian market, especially in Western Quebec and other specialized markets where they show great strength" says Solotech President Denis Lefrançois. “Specs Audio will continue to operate as a distinct entity in order to continue to serve its loyal customers and to meet its contractual obligations.”
“We are very pleased to join Solotech in their continued development and to contribute to the incredible success story that Solotech has become. We will now have access to additional resources to allow us to improve our customer service and technological infrastructure” says Specs Audio president Claude Régimbald.
Solotech will now operate its Gatineau sales and integration office from the same location as Specs Audio. With sales offices now both in both Ottawa and Kingston this ensures the physical space and logistical infrastructure required by Solotech to support its growing presence in the Eastern Ontario market.
Founded in Montréal in 1977, Solotech operates on an international level as one of the world’s largest providers of turnkey sound, video, lighting and rigging systems. The sales and integration division provides audio, video and lighting systems for a wide variety of project types including board rooms, council chambers, theatres and auditoriums, arenas and stadiums, classrooms, television and recording studios, hospitality, retail and transportation for both private and government clients.
The rental division’s professional staff and crew travel around the globe, offering as their hallmark expertise on leading edge technology and the best in touring equipment and service. The complete technical needs for the most complex and prestigious of international shows have been managed by Solotech, for many star performers including Bruce Springsteen, Jay-Z, Cher, Céline Dion, Bette Midler, Michael Bublé, the Cirque du Soleil, Britney Spears, André Rieu. They have also managed the technical side of Olympic events, and constructed permanent showroom installations in some of the world’s entertainment hot spots like Dubai, Macau and Las Vegas.