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Grace's Guide is the leading source of historical information on industry and manufacturing in Britain. This web publication contains 147,919 pages of information and 233,587 images on early companies, their products and the people who designed and built them.

Vitec Group

From Graces Guide

of Richmond, near London

Equipment and services to the broadcasting, entertainment and photographic markets

1910 W. Vinten was founded

1928 Company incorporated

1972 Floated on the London Stock Exchange.

1973 The company changed its name to Vinten Group Limited

1984 Name changed to Vinten Group plc.

1995 As a consequence of the expansion of the Group through various acquisitions during the following 10 years, the company was renamed Vitec Group plc. Acquired Sachtler, a German competitor.

1996 Highly profitable having cornered the market in camera mounts[1]

1997 Acquired Anton-Bauer of USA, maker of camera batteries; sold the military surveillance business; supplied video-conferencing systems but not interested in doing this via the internet which would take another 10 years to achieve the necessary power[2]

2001 Name changed to The Vitec Group plc.

Current activities include the design and manufacture of high quality equipment principally for photography, video, cinematography and live events professionals. Distribution of in-house and third party photographic accessories. Products include photographic and video camera tripods and heads. Lighting stands, grips and accessories. Lighting and scenery suspension equipment. Camera bags. Live entertainment and exhibition lighting suspension structures and staging systems. Third party products distributed include flash units, light meters and filters


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Sources of Information

  1. The Times , April 10, 1996
  2. The Times March 15, 1997
  • [1] Company web site