Almost four years ago, the long-established British company Bowers & Wilkins was taken over by a two-year-old US start-up called "EVA Automation". After all, B&W was able to benefit from the partnership with the company, which specialises in multi-room systems, in the development of their streaming loudspeakers and noise cancelling headphones. Nevertheless, the loudspeaker manufacturer is now freeing itself from the dependence of its young mother: the two EVA managers Gideon Yu and Greg Lee will no longer be responsible for B&W as managing directors. Instead, David Duggins has been appointed sole and independent managing director while Geoff Edwards will take over responsibility for day-to-day operations. They will continue to work with EVA Automation when it is mutually beneficial, B&W says. Further, several exciting new product launches in the coming months were announced. The company's headquarters, research and development departments and premium manufacturing will remain in the UK.
After the takeover by EVA in 2016
Bowers & Wilkins to become more autonomous
The British loudspeaker manufacturer now has a management independent of EVA Automation.