Cinequip, Inc., a full-service Toronto company specializing in sales and rentals of broadcast television equipment, has been acquired by William F. White Ltd. (WFW), Canada's largest supplier of cameras, lighting, and other equipment to film and TV productions.
Founded in 1967 by Don and Edie Hall, who will remain as shareholders and board members, Cineqip began as a division of Robert Lawrence Productions, and went independent in the late 70s. The company offers a full array of film and video products, but is particularly noted for its inventory of broadcast equipment like TelePrompters and wireless mics. In addition, a wireless radio system Cinequip developed in the 80s is used internationally by military and police bomb disposal squads.
With offices in most major Canadian cities, William F. White Ltd., a member of the Comweb Group (see website at www.whites.com)has been supplying productions north of the border for nearly four decades. Other WFW/Comweb holdings include Cine Cite Montreal studio, Les Studios LaSalle, and Filmair International. The acquisition of Cinequip will be finalized in September, and the company's name will be retained.