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Broadtech Group acquires Cobalt Technologies

Cobalt Technologies joins Broadtech Group

The Broadtech Group Ltd, parent company of Johnston Dick and Associates Ltd (JDA) and Broadtech Ltd, is pleased to announce the acquisition of long-
established technology solutions company Cobalt Technologies Limited (Cobalt).

Founded by Geoff Durrant in 1995, Cobalt delivers high-end studio, processing, head end and network solutions to the radio, television, film and audio/video production industries.

Cobalt’s Geoff Durrant said, “it is great to be able to migrate the wide range of solutions we represent to a dynamic new home in the Broadtech Group. Having maintained long term relationships with our suppliers and clients means it is vital to ensure the continuous support of our products and solutions and the transition to The Broadtech Group enables this to occur seamlessly.  This also enables our partners to benefit from the advantages of a larger company with greater resources.”

“The integration of Cobalt will enable the group to deliver end-to-end solutions for the radio, television, production and screen industries throughout New Zealand and the Pacific and I am delighted that Geoff will be joining our team and bringing his extensive expertise.” stated The Broadtech Group Managing Director Merv Taylor. “This is truly a one plus one equals three outcome.”

About Cobalt Technologies

Established in 1995 Cobalt has represented many of the broadcast and production radio and television industry’s leading manufacturers and has supplied solutions to all the leading broadcast organisations in New Zealand and the Pacific Islands, operating from its base in Auckland.

About The Broadtech Group

Broadtech is a privately owned NZ engineering firm that design, build and support solutions across a broad range of technology platforms. Established in 1973, Broadtech designs, builds and supports broadcasting, cellular, microwave radio, land mobile and maritime networks and own and operate a nationwide portfolio of transmission sites and a regional digital terrestrial television network. Broadtech has a long proud history serving clients throughout Oceania providing practical, efficient and cost-effective telecommunications, broadcasting and applied-technology solutions:

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