Company Timeline

Company Timeline

History 
1968 

J & S (Jackson and Storey) Research Electronics Pty Ltd formed as a niche lighting company specialising in the “new” entertainment industry

1970

This business purchased by the principal shareholders and renamed as Jands Pty Ltd

Jands manufactures 'Miniset' dimmers for Strand Electric

1973  

The company through associations with early overseas touring acts and other pioneering companies breaks the structure into two companies, Jands Electronics (concentrating on product development) and Jands Hire (specialising in concert touring lighting and sound productions)

1975 

Jands Electronics services its first overseas agency “Acoustic Amplifiers”

1977 

Jands moves from a Marrickville factory to a larger premises at St Peters

1978 

Jands establishes its own sheet metal facility

1979 

Jands Hire changes its name to Jands Concert Productions identifying its position in the market
The J600S Power Amplifier released

1980

The “Horn Trademark” is registered

1981 

Jands moves its facility to 578 Princes Highway, St Peters

1982 

Jands Lighting becomes an entity after buyout of Rock Industries
Artist Concert Tours and JCP merge sound operations

1983 

Jands co-promotes Narara Music Festival

1984 

Jands Electronics appointed as Australian agent for JBL

1985 

Jands Concert Productions sold to English company Samuelson PLC and changes name to Samuelsons Concert Productions (SCP)

1986 

Association with Vari*Lite established
Samuelsons Concert Productions moves to 40 Kent Road, Mascot
Jands appointed Distributor for Soundcraft

1987 

Jands appointed ETC Distributor
Jands appointed Clear-Com Agent

1988 

Jands enters export market with release of ESP Lighting Console

1989 

Jands New Zealand established in Auckland

1990 

Jands Production Services buys back SCP

1991 

Jands Event Lighting Console released

1992 

Jands appointed Australian Shure Distributor

1995 

Jands “Hog” Lighting Console released
Jands appointed dbx Distributor

1996

40 Kent Road rebuilt to re-house JPS and Jands Electronics

1997 

Jands opens Melbourne office
Jands appointed Crown Distributor

2000 

Jands appointed Stanton Distributor

2001

JCP re-directs its focus to audio production and sells off lighting assets
Jands appointed Serapid Distributor

2002 

Jands appointed BSS Distributor
Jands Electronics Pty Ltd changes its name to Jands Pty Ltd in line with world market perception

2003 

Jands Vista T series lighting control console released at Plasa
Jands appointed Chroma-Q Distributor in association with AC Lighting

2004 

Jands appointed Lexicon Distributor
Jands appointed Stage Technologies Distributor

2005 

Jands Vista S3 Control Surface previewed at Plasa show London

2006 

Jands appointed ASM Distributor
Jands appointed Optocore Distributor

2007 

Jands Vista M1 & S1 Control Surface products released at Plasa

2008  

Jands appointed Distributor for CableNet
Jands appointed Pathway Distributor
Jands appointed Spotlight Distributor
Jands Vista I3 Control Console released at ENTECH

2010  

Jands appointed Gala Systems Distributor

2011  

Jands Vista v2 Software released
Jands appointed Waagner-Biro Distributor
Jands appointed Furman Sound Distributor

2012 

Jands Vista L5 Control Console released
Jands Stage CL Control Console released at Plasa
Jands appointed Gator Cases Distributor
Jands appointed Aurora Multimedia Distributor

2013 

Jands appointed DIS Distributor
Jands appointed Studer Distributor
Jands appointed Movecat Distributor
Jands appointed PR Lighting Distributor
Jands Vista D1 released at Plasa

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