Lawo celebrates 50th anniversary
Wednesday, 12 February 2020
lawo50Lawo will continue to mark its 50th anniversary with a number of high-profile events
Germany - Lawo launched its 50th anniversary celebrations in January with a Michelin-star studded party for its 300-plus employees in the company’s hometown in Rastatt, close to the Rhine River and the Black Forest region of Germany.
The milestone anniversary follows the company’s most successful business year to date, achieving a record revenue result that represented growth of 40 per cent. This performance was generated by an extraordinary uptake of Lawo’s IP media solutions based around core products of video, audio, workflow and monitoring technologies.
Founded by Peter Lawo in 1970, Lawo started out as an engineering office providing bespoke technical solutions before focusing on broadcast and media production technology. The creative drive of its founder and his son Philipp, who took over as CEO in 1999, ensured continual innovation helped evolve and grow the company into a truly global player.
The company’s early vision of IP becoming a single, unified infrastructure for all types of signal transport in broadcast and media production triggered a clear corporate strategy that has resulted in the IP native focus of the company today. This included the development and definition of Ravenna as an open media-over-IP standard over 10 years ago. Lawo’s belief in open industry standards and its active contribution of experience and knowledge to industry organizations have also helped pave the way for AES67, Ember+ and ST2110.
Lawo pioneered the remote production concept when open-standard IP had barely learned to walk and when ST2110 was not yet on the horizon.
“Lawo has witnessed exceptional growth based on our growing expertise and product portfolio” says Jamie Dunn, chief commercial officer. “We are very proud of the evolution of the company over the past 50 years and understand the importance that our talented staff, loyal customers and innovative mindset will play in securing another successful 50.”
Lawo will continue to mark its 50th anniversary with a number of high-profile events and online presentations throughout 2020.
(Jim Evans)

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