BERLIN, Germany — Ampegon Group says it’s made a strategic decision to step back into the medium wave transmitter market by acquiring the Transradio Tram and Sciamp product lines, together with the manufacturing site, warehouse and the core team in Berlin.
“Following the insolvency of Transradio SenderSysteme Berlin AG in May 2017, many existing Transradio medium wave transmitter customers have been left uncertain about how to complete existing contracts, and how to continue to operate and maintain their systems,” said Matthias Stoll, general manager of AM Broadcast.
Ampegon explained that it is stepping in “to assist customers left without support and continue to produce lower power medium wave transmitters to maintain the competitive MW market that ultimately benefits broadcasters.”
For the transition, the Ampegon Group has formed a daughter company in Germany named AM Broadcast GmbH. This company, says Ampegon, is being used to establish Ampegon’s position in the market as an intermediate step.
AM Broadcast is now in place and supporting medium wave broadcasters. Under the arrangement, existing Transradio contracts are being reassigned to AM Broadcast so Ampegon Group can complete them with minimal disruption.
Once the legal insolvency formalities are finalized, Stoll says AM Broadcast GmbH will be renamed Ampegon and the legal entity “Transradio SenderSysteme Berlin” will subsequently become a full member of the Ampegon Group.