Megahertz acquires generator expert Cinebuild
Founded in 1971, Cinebuild established a reputation for providing solid installation, service and support to the professional owners of fixed and mobile generators. Generator servicing has always been a crucial part of Megahertz’s offering, as power generation can be a single point of failure.
Cinebuild’s Generator Power for Location Filming assets will be integrated into Megahertz’s broadcast vehicle servicing provision and the company’s existing client base will continue to be supported under the Megahertz umbrella.
“The acquisition of Cinebuild strengthens our support offering for our existing broadcast clients and will expand our customer base to include other professional users of generators in other industries such as marine, surveillance, military, emergency response, mobile homes and equestrian”, commented Steve Burgess, CTO of Megahertz. “The expansion means that Megahertz now has dedicated and experienced mobile service technician capabilities, with a base just south of London.”
Megahertz will maintain a large spares stock of Cinebuild products, along with spare generator sets that can be loaned out whilst a client’s set is being serviced or repaired.
“With the UK General Election less than a month away, the addition of Cinebuild to the Megahertz portfolio can help broadcasters ensure their news gathering fleet is ready to cope with the increased demand it will face during the long days of election campaigning and on the day itself, with quick turnarounds guaranteed for all service work including generator servicing,” concluded Burgess.
Megahertz also becomes Fischer Panda’s official service partner for the Greater London area and is able to offer service and support on these and any other on-board or towable generators. Megahertz will also retain an existing Honda generator dealership secured by Cinebuild prior to this acquisition.
Megahertz designs, engineers and delivers turnkey systems to the world’s leading broadcasters, content owners and media service providers. As a leading systems integrator, its expert team of skilled engineers and solutions architects, drawn from both broadcast and IT backgrounds, ensures a creative, forward-thinking, independent and highly efficient approach. Megahertz provides dynamic and resilient systems for news and sport production, state-of-the-art studios and advanced file-based workflows, as well as fully equipped vehicles for outside broadcast and newsgathering. The company also provides consultancy, training and support services. The company has two UK locations, including an international sales office close to London Heathrow Airport and a 2000 square metre engineering facility. This allows Megahertz to carry out its own coachwork for vehicles and to pre-fabricate even the largest systems. With a reputation for excellence since 1982, Megahertz continues to deliver value-added engineering solutions worldwide.
Cinebuild Limited has been established for more than 40 years in the Media industries, Film, T.V Photographic and commercials advertising business. Cinebuild is the London sales agent for HONDA power, FISCHER PANDA & DOMETIC generators. The company provides an extensive hire, sales and service to film, T.V production, photography industry, broadcast companies. building and the emergency services. Customers expect the fastest most reliable service to keep their business' and services powered at all costs, lives can depend on reliable power generation. These customers include ITN, SNG, Links, CNN, BBC, Arqiva, NBC as well as the Ambulance and Fire services.