Adam Hall drew on the digital support of a Nixdorf Comet Top computer at a very early stage – long before the Internet, ERP or even CRM were standard.
In order to guarantee quality, competitiveness and to foster relationships with our factories and supplier network, Adam Hall founded its own "Procurement office" in Taiwan and China in 1986.
Markus Jahnel has known David Kirby since 1983 as he also comes from Oberlauken, where Adam Hall GmbH was founded. Having started out working there as a helper, he has been on board since almost the very start and has watched and helped Adam Hall expand. After completing his high school diploma, an apprenticeship to become a publisher and military service, Markus Jahnel first joined the Adam Hall sales team in 1989. In the following years he put his heart and soul into expanding the entire product range and sales department.
After the initial relocation to Usingen in 1983, Adam Hall GmbH then acquired bigger premises in Neu-Anspach.
Founded in 1980 by Martin Schmitz – it joined the Adam Hall family in 1990. Since starting out more than 35 years ago, Palmer has evolved into an internationally renowned "insider tip" in the music and audio industry. Palmer was the first port of call whenever local musicians needed professional repair work, individual modifications to their instruments and amplifiers or "little helpers", that no other manufacturer sold. Palmer gained valuable experience from these very practice-focused contacts. Musicians and audio technicians value this experience and hold the brand in high regard for its top-quality sound, reliable functionality and precise detail.
In 1966, Bob Gault established Eminence, now the world’s largest speaker manufacturer. Adam Hall is also the perfect European distribution partner.
After 13 years, David Kirby took over the English Ltd. and turned the German branch in Neu-Anspach into the company headquarters. 1998 – Company acquired bigger premises again.
Originally used to protect electricity cables and to avoid people tripping over at rock concerts, Defender® cable protection systems have now become standard for several applications in industrial, commercial and public areas. Defender® products, which are designed and manufactured in Germany, are patented worldwide and made from especially robust, recyclable TPU (thermoplastic polyurethane).
Gone were the days when the catalogue was the only form of presentation Adam Hall launched its Adam Hall B2B online shop in 1998 – one of the first companies in the Rock ‘n‘ Roll-influenced market to do so. It was a real novelty for a manufacturer and the wholesale sector. The website fulfilled all the wishes of our merchants and flight case makers, and allowed us to reach a wider audience and made searching easier.
Made in Germany, listened to worldwide! Within a decade, LD Systems® became a major pro audio brand with an extensive range of product lines. The expert LD engineering team and highly motivated personnel are continuously engaged in creating advanced, state-of-the-art audio equipment that provides superior sonic performance and exceptional value. The LD Systems CURV 500® series, launched in 2015 – quickly won a range of prestigious innovation and design awards.
Whilst studying economic law, Alexander Pietschmann already established two start-ups in the events sector. After starting at the Adam Hall Group in 2006, he assumed responsibility for the development of the marketing and IT department. Over the following years, and with great passion and commitment, he took over more and more strategic responsibility for the entire company development.
Relocation to Daimlerstraße. The new Adam Hall GmbH European logistics centre was completed. Having an area of approx. 20,000 m², it comprises a warehouse of 6,500 m² plus 1,000 m² for the value added services, 2,500 m² across 3 floors for administration, and a showroom.
Together with the Belgian audio brand AUDAC, Adam Hall started offering selected customers a wider portfolio of professional installation products such as digital switch matrixes, zone amplifiers and subtle installation speakers. Adam Hall became the exclusive distributor for Germany and Austria and the sales partner for selected APAC countries.
Within a few years, Cameo® became an important brand for professional lighting equipment. Our portfolio currently includes innovative LED lighting products and accessories for a wide variety of applications – from small clubs and architecture projects to complex rigs at large events.
After 33 years at the top, David Kirby passed on the baton as part of the succession plan. Markus Jahnel and Alexander Pietschmann became the new managing directors of the Adam Hall Group and acquired a 66.6% stake in the company as part of an MBO. David Kirby has remained Executive Chairman of the company.
The “World’s Greatest Rock ’n’ Roll Band of All Time”, The Rolling Stones, collaborated with Adam Hall and released a very limited-edition cable line. It didn't just bear the band's name, it also perfectly transmitted the band's high standards to the needs of every musician.
Adam Hall GmbH expands into Asia. Since Adam Hall Asia Pte Ltd was founded in Singapore, the company has put further focus on the Asian market.
Following two years of intense development work with users and top designers, the result was a sophisticated core range of musicians' stands and accessories. The Gravity® brand uses multiple innovations, such as a customizable tag concept and a consistent focus on design, to challenge the often outdated image of accessories. The microphone stands have already won the internationally renowned Red Dot and IF Award in 2016.
Adam Hall has now started presenting itself as the Adam Hall Group as part of an internationalization plan. This new focus is accompanied by a complete relaunch of the B2B web shop, the implementation of a Corporate Group website and a newly designed international trade fair concept.
By 2017/18, a new, fully automated warehouse will be ready, as well as an optimized quality assurance and value-added service department, and a separate Adam Hall Experience Center.