Industry innovators cement long-term creative working relationship
MARCOUSSIS, France – July 2017 – L-Acoustics and Puy du Fou announce they’ve signed a privileged partnership agreement. By joining the Puy du Fou Club of Partners, the French manufacturer, world leader in sound reinforcement systems and the famous theme park, which has used L-Acoustics sound systems for more than a decade, strengthen their collaboration.
Since 2014, Puy du Fou has grown to become France’s second-most-visited theme park with 2.2 million visitors per year. The park’s most recent attraction, Le Dernier Panache, took the industry-recognized Thea Award for Outstanding achievement just this year.
Puy du Fou is a unique concept created by Philippe de Villiers 40 years ago. Nestled in the countryside, the theme park offers visitors the chance to travel through time via incredible spectacles. It cultivates innovation and a desire to surprise by creating new shows or original themed accommodations every year.
It is also a unique economic model. Without an external shareholder or public funding, Puy du Fou is 100% self-financed, successfully combining the entrepreneurial spirit and a team of enthusiastic volunteers called Cinéscénie, with profits being reinvested in new creation. Since its inception in 2004, the Puy du Fou Club of Partners has contributed each year to the park’s development.
L-Acoustics, founded in 1984 by Dr. Christian Heil, has distinguished itself by its innovative approach, supported by strong scientific foundations.
Sustaining two-digit annual growth over the past 15 years, L-Acoustics has branched out from the manufacture of professional speakers, adding expertise in power electronics, signal processing, software development, engineering, and materials to its teams.
The first L-Acoustics system at the Puy du Fou was installed in 2000 for the Gallo-roman Stadium. Today, the manufacturer’s sound systems are in use throughout the park, most notably in Le Dernier Panache, which featured the first permanent installation of the new L-ISA hyperrealistic immersive sound technology by L-Acoustics.
The partnership between L-Acoustics and the Puy du Fou represents the culmination of more than 10 years of collaboration between the two organizations and reflects their shared values: a commitment to technology, creativity, innovation and dynamism. It will enable the two enterprises share creative ideas from the very early stages of future projects.
“Being a member of Puy du Fou Circle of Partners gives us a unique terrain to expand our creativity,” said Christian Heil, president at L-Acoustics. “It will allow us exclusive development opportunities to continue to apply our most cutting-edge technologies to the most elaborate stage shows in the world.”
“Puy du Fou and L-Acoustics are both pioneers in our respective industries,” affirms Nicolas de Villiers, president at Puy du Fou. “Formalizing our partnership will multiply our opportunities for creativity and, as with L-ISA and Le Dernier Panache, enable us to continue offering never before seen or imagined attractions to our visitors.”
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