Robe UK has become a wholly owned subsidiary of Robe Show Lighting, following last week’s direct management takeover of the company by its Czech Republic based parent company, Robe Show Lighting.

David Srba, Robe’s head of marketing, becomes the new managing director of Robe UK effective immediately, and will now be based in the UK.

Srba also continues in his role of co-ordinating Robe Show Lighting’s worldwide marketing.

Ian W Brown, who joined Robe UK in August 2004 continues as head of sales, working with Bill Jones as sales manager and Nathan Wan as Robe UK’s head of technical services. All other aspects of the sales, office and support organization in the Northampton UK HQ remain the same.

The move completes the restructuring of ROBE UK which began in February 2005.

Robe’s MD Josef Valchar says, “This latest move makes perfect sense for both Robe UK and our worldwide operation. We have always been a ‘hands-on’ company and involved at the core of our major markets, of which the UK is a major European hub.”

David Srba comments, “It’s a very exciting time for Robe. The UK is a major market and 2006 will be our biggest year ever. We can now streamline the UK operation, increase its efficiency and competitiveness and ultimately offer shorter lead times and more benefits for customers.”