Martin

The History of Martin Professional

The history of Martin began in 1978 when founder Peter Johansen realized how to make a smoke generator from a coffee maker. The company was born in Aarhus in 1986 and began producing primarily fog machines and a small selection of disco lights in 1987. Its name is the result of the cooperation with a French smoke machine company.

It quickly diversified into lighting for the professional markets, particularly lights with moving mirrors and fixtures with moving heads.

Martin enjoyed continued growth until 2008, but was severely hit by the financial crisis. Thanks to investement in LED technology and innovation,  Martin emerged a much stronger, leaner and faster company. Further, its reputation, catalog of products and valuable patents made it very attractive to other companies. In March 2013, the legendary infotainment and audio giant Harman International Industries acquired the company.

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