The L‑Acoustics Group ensures market leadership for premium audio experiences. Thinking globally and acting locally, we support controlled and sustainable growth through technological innovation. Our industrial expertise is supported by outstanding employees and leading service providers worldwide.
An International Group
An interview with Laurent Vaissié and Hervé Guillaume, sharing their common ambition to shape our journey for an exciting future.
What are the key assets for developing ambition?
Laurent Vaissié: We employ a forward-thinking culture of innovation, anchored by a solid foundation of over 35 years of proven expertise in R&D, manufacturing, product design, and quality excellence.
We shape the future of sound and our own future by thinking differently, encouraging new ideas, setting trends, and not following them.
We are never afraid of challenging the conventional status quo, learning, or adapting to improve. That is our DNA. We are recognized widely in the industry and beyond – evidenced by L‑Acoustics being selected as one of the top 10 most innovative live event companies in the world. Our agility and innovation are key assets. Our role is to ensure that the transformation underway remains true to our culture and mission.
Hervé Guillaume: Indeed, Laurent and I are the gate-keepers, missioned by Christian Heil, to ensure that the L‑Acoustics DNA and unique culture built over 35 years continues to guide all of us to face any future challenges.
Our industry – and way of life – was challenged by an unforeseen and unprecedented crisis that will for sure affect both our business and operations.
We believe in our ability to rebound through leadership and creative energies to turn this situation into an opportunity that shapes the future of sound.
What do you envision for the future?
Hervé Guillaume: We think that our future will be intrinsically linked to our ability to adapt to changing demands. We are constantly reshaping our supply chain operations, improving our design tools’ efficiency, and adapting our HR and communication resources.
We have to reimagine our business in many ways and organize our teams to develop innovation, education, and new markets.
Laurent Vaissié: When we talk about reimagining our business, it’s also through exploring the many facets of the premium listening experience, from the world’s biggest stages to the most extraordinary private sound spaces.
And preparing our business for the next challenges and opportunities of today’s digital age, managing and growing our brand, expanding our outreach and relationships, developing online education, and learning how to stay connected and build together while we’re distant.
The current context accelerated our need for this digital transformation and demonstrated our strong capacity to remain closely linked despite the distance. We strongly believe this aptitude is how we will shape our journey to reach the next performance level and an even more exciting future.
Our milestones to the entrepreneurial journey
Since the very first idea, Dr. Christian Heil, always had a vision
of what next sound generation will be.
This is how he founded his own company to turn his intuition and vision into reality.
Christian Heil founded the company with the desire to provide pragmatic solutions
from physics to the audio industry.
This exploration journey started from a back-yard of his own farm next to Paris.
Mixing physics, research and determination, Christian adopted a test and learn approach since the beginning that led him to disruptive innovation first line source implementation design.
The L-Acoustics brand started to get known in the audio pro industry and far beyond.
The headquarter was created in Marcoussis close to Paris as the first milestone of the company implementation. The first building was gathering the R&D center, the headquarter and the production lines.
Creation of the subsidiary in the UK.
L-Acoustics integrates US distribution based in Oxnard, north to Los Angeles, epicenter of the entertainment industry and international festivals.
As the company was growing year after year, the reinforcement of the supply chain operations became a priority. This is how the Simea acquisition was done, producing internally wood carpentry with the expertise of Thierry Rieb’s teams.
The L-Acoustics Group is created with an international ambition and a dedication to technical and operational excellence worldwide.
The same year, the Group signed the Camco acquisition, based in Germany, in order to create synergies in electronics R&D and to develop innovative sound amplifiers products adapted to new markets targeted.
Starting in 2010, Christian started to build a management group
around him in order to keep an independence governance.
L-Acoustics is a privately-owned company in which managing executives are also key partners in the business and highly involved in daily team management.
From early adopters to industry new standards, the company became a success story providing sound system from Word Youth Gathering event to Olympic Games.
L-Acoustics Ltd, based in Highgate in the London surburbs,
to be at the heart the entertainment and musicals industry in Europe with the launch of L-ISA R&D Group and support for future
The company pursued its growth adventure and reached the 200 employees mark as the premium sound experience market leader by building upon our European heritage and expanding our global footprint, seeking for new talents to join our teams.
Launch of the new industrial site, LAC2 in Marcoussis, in order to increase our production capacities and meet our growing clients’needs.
US teams are moving to 18 000² offices and demo spaces
in Westlake, close to Los Angeles, heart of music and entertainment industry,
developing a global hub
for L-Acoustics business.
To strengthen our manufacturing operation excellence, HGP joined the Group bringing precision metal expertise into our industrial operations.
Creation of L-Acoustics Creations brand, dedicated to residential market with a premium position.
To ensure a dedicated premium service for
Delta Live joins the L-Acoustics Group.
As the L-Acoustics group expands its business and operational ambitions, two CEOs internally promoted by Dr Christian Heil to lead the organization to the next level of performance with support of an executive management team.
To continue our international expansion, the L-Acoustics hub in Singapore was opened.
To strengthen the logistics strategy the new warehouse was opened with more than 50 000 square meters dedicated to flows & clients’orders.
We created a calibration and education center network worldwide in order to delegate trainings and expand our knowledge base.