Inside Revolabs’ Decision to Sell to Yamaha

The deal allows Massachusetts company Revolabs to flourish, build its brand, and expand its customer base with Yamaha.

Under the terms of its recent acquisition by Yamaha, Sudbury, Mass.-based Revolabs will remain a wholly owned subsidiary of its new parent company.

However, that doesn’t mean it will necessarily be business as usual for the manufacturer of audio solutions in the unified communications, enterprise collaboration, and professional audio spaces .

Revolabs CEO Jean-Pierre (JP) Carney expects the company’s existing partnerships and relationships with its consultants to “only be strengthened by Yamaha’s strong brand and reputation for supplying reliable audio products to the music industry market.

“Revolabs has always enjoyed and relied on close relationships with our integration partners and consultants to guide us in product development and customer satisfaction, which we consider a major factor in the success of our company,” says Carney.

He is pleased with what he believes an interest in Revolabs says about its place in the integration community.

“Since introducing our first products in 2006, Revolabs has worked hard to understand our partners and customers so that we can build our products to address the needs of the whole ecosystem,” says Carney. “We spend a lot of time with the integration and consultant community to guide us in product development as well as support them in new projects from design through installation and afterward.

“I believe our commitment to these partners has allowed us to build a great brand identity within the community, which is one of the main reasons for Yamaha‘s decision to acquire Revolabs. I am very proud of the whole team’s dedication to building our strong brand name,” he says.

Carney is also bullish on the future of conferencing solutions in general, with Revolabs and Yamaha expected to be key players in that space going forward.

“Despite some recent hiccups in the market due to disruptions in technology, I believe the general trend is very positive,” he says. “As any market grows, there are transition points in the technology, delivery, and service models that are necessary to allow that growth. Companies that can see those changes in advance, embrace them, and react to them will ultimately do great.

“I believe Revolabs has done a good job of listening to the market and supplying products that addresses its needs, which should allow us to continue to grow even faster than the market,” says Carney.

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