IK Multimedia announced that it has expanded its campus in Modena, Italy with the unveiling of a modern manufacturing and recording facility. The new complex greatly expands the company’s in-house R&D, manufacturing and logistics capabilities. It also adds a state-of-the-art audio recording studio for in-house sound design and sampling.
The custom-designed building was self-financed. IK Multimedia invested US $3 million with the goal to expand the company’s production and warehousing capabilities in Italy. This will allow a greater degree of efficiency while enabling the company to continue to offer competitively priced products. The new facility allows for a majority of IK products to be made in-house in Italy, also thanks to more investments in the manufacturing infrastructure and new manufacturing lines and processes.
Manufacturing in Italy will make IK Multimedia a greener company as will the zero km supply chain that complements the energy-saving infrastructure of the new building.
New recording studio
A substantial investment was also made in building a new recording studio, which completes the new complex. It features modern equipment and high-end acoustical treatments for pristine sound recording during new product development.
The expansion aligns with IK Multimedia’s mission to bring affordable new music making solutions to musicians of all levels and is a result of the company’s continuous growth since its debut in 1996.
IK Multimedia is located in Modena, in Italy’s so-called “Motor Valley” which is home to some of the most distinguished automotive brands in the world – Ferrari, Lamborghini, Maserati and Ducati. The city of Modena – like IK Multimedia itself – combines a culture of high-tech manufacturing with a history of fine Italian craftsmanship.
The new facility will be IK Multimedia’s third facility in the Modena area during the company’s 22-year history.
The company has more than 140 employees, a worldwide network of dealers and distributors and over 3 million active users in the world. The company’s software and hardware products include numerous innovations and industry firsts in multiple categories (interfaces, controllers, microphones, speakers, synths, software, apps, accessories) offering creative tools for studio music recording, mobile audio/video creation, live performance, and more.