6 Mar 2019

Showtools acquire TLC

Showtools International Pty Ltd, leading Australian distributor and wholesaler of some of the world’s foremost professional lighting, staging and truss brands, has entered into an agreement to acquire The Lighting Collective (TLC).

TLC is an Australian based distributor and manufacturer of leading entertainment lighting and lighting console brands, some of which include GLP, Minuit Une, Portman, Smoke Factory, LED Blade, ApeLabs, Axalight, Spotrack, Light Shark and Avolites in addition to their very own TourPro brand, just to name a few.

As part of this acquisition, Showtools will take on the exclusive distributorship of TLC’s existing brands adding to the company’s current portfolio that includes Chauvet Professional, Eurotruss, Nivtec, Iluminarc, Doughty, Amphenol, ProCon, Stagetools and ShowCase.

TLC’s Managing Director, Dave Taylor and the TLC team will also bring their extensive professional experience, knowledge and expertise as both lighting distributors, designers and technicians to Showtools. As a result, Showtools will also be expanding their sales support network into Queensland, Victoria and Western Australian in addition to New South Wales. Led by Head of Sales and Business Development, Eli Malka, this committed team will drive to expand Showtools’ leading position within the professional entertainment lighting market, whilst maintaining the company’s unrivalled dedication to outstanding customer service.

“With a strong focus on growth and expansion, Showtools is also proud to add an exciting and inspiring collection of internationally leading lighting and lighting console brands to complement our existing offering. This, together with our expanded support network in NSW, QLD, VIC and WA, will present a more comprehensive and diverse offering to both new and existing clientele.” explained Robert Runko, Managing Director of Showtools International.

“We are also thrilled to welcome Dave Taylor to the Showtools team where his wealth of experience and skills will undoubtably be of great value to the company.”

For more information, contact Showtools International on 02 9824 2382 or email


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