December 15th, 2023: International Audio Holding (IAH), home to esteemed audio brands Siltech and Crystal Cable, is proud to announce its acquisition of HMS Elektronik, a leading German manufacturer of power filters, audio cables, and accessories as of January 1st, 2024. This strategic move will signify an expansion of IAH’s product portfolio and solidifies its position as a key player in the high-end audio industry.
Established in 1975, HMS Elektronik, under the passionate leadership of founder Hans M. Strassner, has become synonymous with technology-driven, quality audio products, with a strong presence in the German-speaking countries. Known for its engineering expertise, HMS has built a dedicated following of audiophiles who value precision and performance.
Edwin Rijnveld, CEO and Chief Engineer of IAH, is excited about the new addition: “HMS products bring a different perspective to our current offerings from Siltech and Crystal Cable. Their unique philosophy and power filter range expand our options, which will lead to an exciting knowledge exchange among the various technologies used in the brands.”
Viktor de Leeuw, Operations Director at IAH, emphasized the commitment to preserving each brand’s distinct identity: “HMS will continue to be an independent brand following their proven production methods. We will look for the most efficient way to organize production of the three brands, and at the same time ensure they all keep their own unique product philosophy and brand character. This acquisition enables us to serve a broader audience of hi-fi enthusiasts.”
Hans M. Strassner, founder of HMS Elektronik, expressed his pride in entrusting his brand to IAH after almost 50 years: “Siltech and Crystal Cable enjoy immense respect in the industry, and IAH’s engineering-focused approach aligns with our core values. My visits to their facility and interactions with the IAH team have reinforced my belief that they are the right choice to continue and potentially elevate the brand.”
To facilitate a smooth transition, Hans M. Strassner will remain on board in a consulting role.
With the addition of HMS Elektronik, IAH anticipates a stronger presence in the DACH region (Germany, Austria, Switzerland, and Luxembourg). IAH’s DACH Sales Manager, Werner Kempf, will oversee the representation of Siltech, Crystal Cable, and HMS in this important market.
The IAH team looks forward to serving all current and future HMS retail partners and users in the best possible way, as they have always been used to.
For further inquiries and information, please contact:
Mr. Werner Kempf
DACH Sales Manager – Siltech – Crystal Cable – HMS Elektronik