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Penn Elcom Acquires Rackz

Penn Elcom Acquires Rackz


Flightcase and audio speaker solutions specialist Penn-Elcom announces that Bristol based rack aficionados Rackz is to join the Penn Elcom Group, bringing a wealth of experience in the field of 19 inch rack mounting design, construction and installation to the equation.

Rackz is headed up by Dave Roberts, designer, innovator, engineer and musician. A man of many talents and interests, apart from being very busy running Rackz, even at 63 he's still an active musician and vocalist with his Beach Boys' tribute GOOD VIBRATIONS and THE RULETTES 1960's Show.

Rackz will continue to operate exactly as is in its current set up, with Dave at the helm and all staff staying onboard. They will service their own clients in addition to expanding Penn's current range of racking products and working on a host of new Penn racking-based projects which will benefit from the invention and imagination for which DR is renowned.

Penn-Elcom has expanded its business steadily and specifically over the last 2 years, strengthening and consolidating its already robust activities in flightcase components and pro-audio peripherals.

Rackz and Penn Elcom have been working together already on selected projects for the last 5 years, during which time they have enjoyed a great synergy and exchange of ideas.

Says Penn-Elcom Chairman Roger Willems, “It's a nice fit!” We are looking forward to a long and fruitful collaboration with Dave, and are really lucky to have someone of his calibre and track record. He is known for his lateral solutions and often different approach ….. And that's exactly what we need. There are already a number of exciting projects in the pipeline to which Rackz' input will be instrumental”.

The first of these, a range of wooden racks, will be launched in January.

It's also rumoured that part of the deal was that THE RULETTES – who specialise in the 60's to 70's harmony music, will be ripping through their impressive 120 songs in the “all the hits and more” show at the Penn-Elcom Christmas Party!

Dave Roberts comments, “It's absolutely the right move at the right time as far as Rackz is concerned. Working under Penn Elcom's umbrella will enable us to develop and expand many cutting-edge ideas, resulting in new, innovative and relevant products reaching the market.”

For more press information on Penn Elcom, please contact Louise Stickland on +44 (0)1865 202679 or +44 (0)7831 329888 or Email me :[email protected] To contact Penn Elcom direct, check : or call +44 (0)191 416 1717.

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