New management generation at SALZBRENNER media


Buttenheim, May 20th, 2021: SALZBRENNER media GmbH, product manufacturer and specialist for customized system solutions in the fields of audio, video, and media technology, is setting the course for the future with two new managing directors. Andreas Pater has been Chief Operating Officer (COO) at SALZBRENNER media since 19th April, 2021. He takes over the management together with Markus Zuber, who has been Chief Financial Officer (CFO) and member of the management board at SALZBRENNER media since January 1st, 2021. With a sharpened business profile and a powerful digital toolkit, the new management duo aims to further expand SALZBRENNER media’s market position. The previous managing directors, Thomas Salzbrenner and Wolfgang Salzbrenner, will ensure a smooth change of leadership before focusing on expanding Stage Tec’s core business in the future. Managing Director Manfred Nowak left the company at the end of March.

Over the course of almost 60 years, SALZBRENNER media has established itself as a general contractor for challenging projects in the areas of theatre & opera, parliament buildings as well as  complex maritime projects with innovative and tailor-made media technology solutions. With Andreas Pater and Markus Zuber, a new dynamic team is now taking over the management and future orientation of the product manufacturer and systems integrator. Pater previously helped to build up the innovation department at RIEDEL Communications in the Rental division and was, among other things, managing director at Gahrens + Battermann GmbH for around 10 years. In addition to optimizing SALZBRENNER media’s business processes, his focus will be on securing and enhancing the company’s innovative strength. Markus Zuber, who in the past worked for companies such as Adidas and Landis+Gyr, was responsible for SALZBRENNER media’s project business as commercial director until his appointment to the management board. With his sharp eye for profitable business potential, the industrial manager and business economist will help fuel the company’s sustainable growth.

“We would like to thank Thomas and Wolfgang Salzbrenner for this great opportunity and the trust they have placed in us,” said Markus Zuber. “For business success, we rely on the unique know-how of our entire team. Building on this, we will significantly expand our digital service portfolio with high-performance products and solutions,” Zuber continues. “SALZBRENNER’s DNA has always been based on technical innovation and engineering in product development as well as the highest quality standards in project planning and execution,” said Wolfgang Salzbrenner. “Andreas Pater and Markus Zuber stand for all of this and also have a strong digital and commercial mindset. We are convinced that with them both we have found the ideal successors for the future success of the company.”

SALZBRENNER media renews microphone winches at Saarländischer Rundfunk

Large broadcast hall at Halberg in Saarbrücken receives modern MIC fly 3D winch system

Großer Sendesaal © SR/Ralf Schnellbach

As part of technical modernisation measures, Saarland Radio received a brand new 3D microphone winch system at the end of 2020, including an advanced automation control system. SALZBRENNER media, the full-service provider entrusted with the technical upgrade, replaced the outdated units, which had already been dismantled by the customer, with two specially adapted systems from its in-house designed and built MIC fly series. With their simple operation and software controlled pinpoint positioning, these 3D units offer significant added value in practice, in contrast to the manual analogue solutions used previously.

The total complement of six winches, pre-assembled by the service provider, were able to be installed by means of special mountings in the hall’s wooden net-lined ceiling, including the matching pulleys. In the case of the MIC fly models smooth communication with the specially configured programmable logic controller (PLC) and the in-house network infrastructure is achieved via a standard type B Ethernet connection. The state-of-the-art winch systems, which have been tested by DEKRA, shine in practice with up to 30 storable positions, flexible control, either from the hall or the control room, and also with whisper-quiet operation. For potential expansion, possible replacement of the two remaining winches was already taken into account in the PLC programming.

Innovative technology from our own in-house development as well as meticulous preparation during prefabrication and assembly guaranteed a smooth and economical installation for the customer and service provider during the successful implementation of the project. “The MIC fly microphone winches meet our requirements exactly. They can be moved pleasantly quietly and precisely over the required area in the room. In addition, simple and intuitive operation as well as storable positions were important to us, which were achieved perfectly thanks to the modified control system,” says Ralf Schnellbach, sound engineer at SR in Saarbrücken and the project manager responsible. “The cooperation with SALZBRENNER media also went flawlessly – from the planning to installation and commissioning of the 3D winches. We are now looking forward to using the new winches, especially for concert broadcasts and Deutsche Radiophilharmonie productions,” concludes Schnellbach.


Funkhaus Halberg © SR Pasquale d’Angiolillo (88 KB)
3D Microphone Winches MIC fly © SALZBRENNER media (98 KB)
Project Team © SALZBRENNER media (124 KB)
Großer Sendesaal © Ralf Schnellbach (201 KB)

Iona – Video of the cruise ship

MEYER WERFT has handed over another ship to an important customer with the delivery of the Iona to P&O Cruises. With the delivery, the shipping company’s new flagship will be integrated into the P&O fleet to be ready for use when the British cruise industry takes off again. In this great video, which is well worth watching, you can follow the process of building the Iona. We are proud to have contributed to this gigantic ship!

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Corona rebuild in the Berlin House of Representatives

This is what the “new” plenary hall looks like. To ensure that the members of the Berlin House of Representatives can debate with sufficient distance to each other in their plenary sessions, the plenary hall was recently modified. As part of the Corona spacing rules, we installed a mobile addition to the deputies’ tables. After shifting the tables, we moved individual microphones and relocated the technology accordingly. Afterwards, the configuration of the media control was adjusted (programming of the new seating arrangement & visualisation in the overall system).