HME Services Has Entered Into An Agreement To Acquire Jands' Venue Engineering Business


Jands Announces HME Services Has Entered Into An Agreement To Acquire Their Venue Engineering Business

Sydney, Australia, 2:00pm 15th February 2022 – Jands Pty Ltd, a leading distributor of professional audio-visual technology solutions, has finalised the sale of Jands Venue Engineering (JVE) to Harris Movement Engineering Services (HME Services). JVE has been a pioneering manufacturer and installer of staging and venue technology solutions throughout Australia and New Zealand for nearly half a century.

This announcement marks the conclusion of a five-year business plan focused on developing and expanding Jands’ distribution operations. This expansion process has seen Jands sell our Audio Rental, Lighting Manufacturing and now our Venue Engineering businesses, to relevant and thriving market leaders. During this period Jands continues to onboard additional tier one audio and lighting brands into their portfolio as part of this transition process.

When the deal was first announced back in October of last year. Chairman of Jands, Paul Mulholland, and Owner and Managing Director of HME Services, Glenn Harris had this to say,

“Having invested over forty years building JVE into a staging powerhouse I can think of no better person than Glenn Harris to continue its growth while retaining its legacy. Glenn joined Jands straight out of university and is still the best engineer to have worked at Jands. As I grew to know Glenn it was obvious his entrepreneurial flair coupled with business smarts would inevitably result in him starting his own business. Eighteen years later and having overcome considerable adversity, not of his own making, he now has a truly world class stage machinery business”, commented Paul.

“I am very honoured to have been chosen by Paul as the new owner of JVE. Jands Theatre Projects as it was known then was my first full-time job as a mechanical engineer and set the course for my passion for Stage Engineering”, added Glenn Harris. “The combining of two strong entities creates a new opportunity to provide an unprecedented level of innovation, product range and service to our market.  I am excited to continue and build on the legacy of excellence that Paul and JVE represents.”

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About Jands –

Jands is an Australian owned company founded in 1970. The company distributes some of the world’s most recognised brands of Audio, Lighting and Video technology products and solutions primarily for the systems integration, retail and entertainment industries. With headquarters in Sydney and offices in Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide, Perth and New Zealand, Jands employs over 120 people and are well known in the industry for their outstanding product knowledge and support.   

About HME Services-

HME Services is a full service technical integration provider for the entertainment and public spaces sectors. From our inception in 2003, we provide our clients with market leading solutions in Stage Engineering, Tracking and Drapery, Sound, Lighting, and Video. With offices in Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne, and New Zealand HME employ 80 team members and offer services in Design, Supply, Installation, Maintenance and Hire.