November 15, 2012 By Steve Crowe
Christie Digital has entered into an agreement to acquire integrator VR Solutions Pty. Ltd. (Australia) and VR Solutions (India) Private Limited.
After closing, Christie will rebrand both companies under the Christie name, giving it offices in two markets it’s seeing increased demand for its solutions.
The new Australian subsidiary will become Christie’s main sales and support office in Australia and New Zealand, while the new India subsidiary will be integrated with Christie’s existing India operations.
“We’re excited by the potential of this acquisition,” says Jack Kline, president and chief operating officer, Christie Digital Systems USA, Inc. “VR Solutions is a natural fit with Christie, having been a valued partner and integrator of Christie products for several years. The team at VR Solutions also brings a wealth of expertise in design, sales and service of visual technology solutions to expanding markets for Christie.”
“VR Solutions is extremely well respected in the market for their knowledge and technical expertise. We’ve represented Christie products for over five years and with our established ecosystem of integration partners, we have accomplished many innovative projects in advanced visualization, oil and gas, live events and corporate display sectors,” explains Michael Bosworth, president, VR Solutions. “In becoming part of the Christie brand, it allows us the natural progression to further support our partners, expanding our presence to supply of one of the world’s most respected projection product lines to Australia, New Zealand and India.”
Lin Yu, vice president, Christie Asia Pacific, will oversee these new Christie operations.