Robe Deutschland officially opened its new HQ in Ismaning near Munich last week in an event which also showcased Robe’s brand new MegaPointe moving light.
Guests, including lighting / visual designers, programmers, technicians as well as professionals from various venues, TV studios, theatres and rental companies, could tour the new office, warehouse and Light Lab facilities, then experience a specular lightshow designed, programmed and operated by top Swiss LD Ronald Huber, illustrating the many features and functionality of the new MegaPointe and fixtures from Robe’s current ranges.
In addition to enjoying the spectacle, guests could see products close-up and engage in a number of full demonstrations including the DL Series, the VIVA CMY and the RoboSpot series of follow-spotting products.
“We are extremely happy that all our German customers have direct access to our brand via this highly talented, experienced, well-connected and enthusiastic team,” stated Robe CEO Josef Valchar, who led a contingent from the international sales and project team attending the office inauguration and MegaPointe launch event.
Robe’s sales director Harry von den Stemmen added, “This event was a great success, the office and the MegaPointe were extremely well received and we look forward to a positive and proactive future in Germany with plenty of business opportunities.”
Robe Deutschland is a wholly-owned Robe subsidiary launched in April at the Prolight+Sound exhibition in Frankfurt. It enables Robe and sister architectural LED brand Anolis to work more directly with its clients, end-users and advocates throughout the Germany.
The German team includes CEO Dieter Gross and CFO Martin Lönner, working with four leading area sales managers, Olaf Nehrenheim located in the west, Martin Opitz based in the east of the country plus Stephanie Walloner and Michael Herrmann who are covering the south.