Allen Products Company has acquired ATM Fly-Ware, a widely recognized brand of both standard and custom rigging and suspension systems for loudspeakers. Allen Products Company serves the installed sound market with standard off-the-shelf loudspeaker mounting and suspension solutions.
This acquisition brings Allen Products much closer to its mission of being able to provide, under one roof, any pre-engineered, load rated mounting and suspension solution, whether for permanently installed or live sound applications. Solutions will range from the smallest of satellite speakers to the largest of loudspeaker clusters and line arrays.
“Combining ATM’s engineering resources with Allen Products' customer service and off-the-shelf capabilities will bring the art and science of A/V mounting and suspension solutions to the next level,” says Paul Allen, president, Allen Products Company. “The potential of having everything a customer needs to install sound at a job site is huge! Plus, we will be creating a wider variety of new products and services that promise to save even more time and money.”
“I knew that the ATM Fly-Ware brand would blend perfectly with the Allen brand,” says Andrew Martin, president, ATM. “Combining these two brands will positively affect the industry and achieve new levels of service our industry has never before seen. I believe that this is timely and crucial as audio and video systems get more complex.”
ATM Fly-Ware has extensive expertise in live sound and offers both custom and standard suspension solutions Their extensive industry experience includes both permanently installed and portable suspension systems for medium to large applications.
“I am very pleased at how well these two companies blend together,” says Allen. “We believe that by combining the resources of Allen Products and ATM Fly-Ware, we will have created the single largest resource for quality mounting and suspension designs in the world. In addition, now we will have the combined resources to design and fabricate any custom designed mounting or suspension system, regardless of its complexity.”
“Basically, if you want to fly or install anything off the ground, we have the team to handle it safely – with the best people, products, and resources, all from the same source,” adds Allen. “More often in today’s complex contracting environment, OEMs, contractors and touring companies need a complete resource for pre-engineered solutions. I am proud to say that we will now be able to provide almost anything that a customer may need, and all from one location.”
Another exciting aspect of this acquisition is in the expansion of the design and engineering center. This center will be the key to providing customers with complete engineering services for their installations, all while innovating new time saving products.
The Allen Products and ATM Fly-Ware brands will continue to expand their respective services for contractors, OEM accounts, touring companies and live sound clientele separately, as they do today.