06.01.10

Ampco sells off Candela and Belgian outfit

AUTHOR: Inavate

Belgian based sales companies Ampco Belgium and Candela are now fully independent of the Ampco Flashlight Group.

Both companies will continue under the direction of managing director Karel De Piere, who from January 1st has acquired the ownership of Ampco Belgium and Candela from Ampco Flashlight, has left the Ampco Flashlight Group, and sold his shares in that group.

The newly independent companies, which specialise in the distribution of lighting and pro audio technologies to the Belgian market, will focus solely on sales activity and not operate in the rental market.

Karel de Piere commented: “Although I have had many fantastic years at Ampco Flashlight, it was time for me to face a new challenge. As I started Ampco Belgium in 1992, and later expanded with Candela, it is a great feeling for me to take a step forward by returning to my roots as an entrepreneur.

“I am happy to have the support of key members of Ampco Belgium and Candela, as their support is crucial to me taking this step. We will continue to cover the existing brand portfolio as usual and our clients can count on the service that they are used to.”