Rosco Acquires LED Specialist Company DMG Lumiere

by Michael Eddy
DMG Lumière’s Nils de Montgrand & Rosco’s Stan Miller sign the official deal at IBC 2017 in Amsterdam
DMG Lumière’s Nils de Montgrand & Rosco’s Stan Miller sign the official deal at IBC 2017 in Amsterdam

Rosco announces its acquisition of the film, television, and broadcast LED specialist company DMG Lumière. Since its start in Lyon, France in 2014, DMG Lumière has experienced great success, quick growth, and its products have been recognized as innovative set lighting tools by filmmakers around the globe.

“DMG Lumière is the perfect partner as we look to grow our business, and we’re delighted to welcome them into the Rosco family,” said Rosco CEO Mark Engel. The acquisition represents a ‘win-win’ situation for customers of both companies. DMG Lumière’s technology and talent will further develop the Rosco LED Lighting product range, while at the same time Rosco’s global sales, marketing, distribution, and customer service teams will provide customers easier access to the DMG product-range worldwide.

“With both companies focusing on delivering customer-driven solutions, we share similar values in terms of a dedication to innovation, a passion for encouraging our customers’ creativity and a commitment to support and develop our talented people," comments Engel. "The chemistry between the two businesses was evident as soon as we met, and by combining our expertise, vision and technology, we will be able to offer our customers a wider, specialized range of LED lighting to better bring their creative visions to life.”

DMG Lumière’s General Manager Nils de Montgrand added, “This is a very proud moment for our business, and it gives us a great opportunity to move forward quickly and further develop the advantages that our LED technology can bring to lighting film and television sets. Rosco has been a world leader in color and lighting for more than a century, and we have total admiration for its history, brand and market position. It’s rare to find a partner that has such a similar ethos when it comes to technology, developing products that solve customers’ needs and cultivating its people.”

The DMG Lumière Partners: Jean, Nils and Mathieu de Montgrand and Nicolas GoergDMG Lumière was founded by the de Montgrand brothers; Mathieu, Nils, and Jean, and their partner Nicolas Goerg. Amongst them are an LED lighting developer, a gaffer, and a renowned cinematographer—and they’re all joining the Rosco team to continue developing customer-driven LED solutions.

Filmmakers appreciate the versatility of the DMG Lumière Switch range of LED lights. The impressive power-to-size/weight ratio of the lights make them ideal set lighting tools thanks to their mobile, robust and power-efficient engineering.

“In just three years, the nimble, skilled and ambitious team at DMG Lumière has built an impressive start-up business that aligns with the values Rosco’s Chairman, Stan Miller, has been building since he purchased the company in 1958," concludes Engel. "These include commitment to quality, passion, creative thinking, enduring relationships, trust and customer focus.”

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The DMG Lumière Switch series of LED luminaires