Welcome to IAC Acoustics in the UK

Over the course of our pioneering history, spanning 70 years, we have evolved into one of the world’s largest providers of engineered noise control products and solutions.  Our strong global presence and reputation has been built on our passion and commitment to design and manufacture the highest quality products to make the world a quieter place.  We recognise that understanding our clients’ requirements and goals is the key to our success. With that in mind, we look forward to doing business with you – wherever you are in the world.

The world is changing all around us and becoming noisier. Our long standing heritage as pioneers will help us get there, prepare us for what’s to come and create a long-term future for our business. It’s what keeps us focused and will take us forward:

Our Vision

To be recognised as the worlds most trusted supplier of engineered noise control products and acoustic systems

 

Our Mission

We are committed to making the world a quieter place

 

 

Our Values

Passionate

We are committed to providing outstanding noise control solutions and service to our clients

Collaborative

Working together with our clients, partners and team members delivers results

Innovative

Our past has been built on making history and our future depends on embracing it

Trusted

We always endeavour to build long term relationships and exceed our commitments

Energised

New possibilities of expansion while meeting noise control market needs drives us

The Future

Greentec ownership brings exciting new possibilities to the IAC Group including – product test and development in wholly owned and certified acoustical test laboratory; access to innovative noise control solutions for large power plant facilities; low cost manufacture for international projects, and technology interchange for the development of the China, Australasia and European markets.

Noise is an issue that affects everyone at some stage in their lives and as cities expand and our hunger for technology continues, more people can expect to be affected by noise in the future. The IAC Acoustics team firmly believes that we can help to make the world a quieter place, no matter how fast the pace of change.

In 2021 to meet the growth challenges of the future, we have taken the opportunity to strengthen our Leadership Team.  By promoting from within, having developed key staff over a number of years across multiple market sectors, we ensure the organisation has the right people and experience to take IAC Acoustics UK into a new phase of expansion.  

Fraser Alexander, Managing Director

“My recent appointment as Managing director of IAC Acoustics comes at a time when we are entering a new phase of growth and development.  I have been part of IAC for almost 30 years and am proud to take charge of a fantastic business with a great mix of talented people committed to achieve excellence in everything they do.  The next 5 years at IAC will see developments in our products, working partnerships and significantly, progress with automation and processes within the business to support growth.  We will continue to take advantage of and improve our global coverage through the IAC group of companies, our agents and licensees and take opportunities for acquisition where it matches our ambitions. We are ready to take on the challenge of an exciting future.”

The Leadership Team

Mike Campbell

UK Group Managing Director

+44 (0) 1962 873052
+44 (0) 7803 234087
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Murray Budd

Group CFO & UK Financial Director

+44 (0) 7933 259758
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Fraser Alexander

UK Managing Director

+44 (0) 1962 873047
+44 (0) 7341 267813
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Andy Benwell

Commercial Director

+44 (0) 1962 873094
+44 (0) 7895 523887
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Gordon David

UK Sales Director

+44 (0) 1962 873000
+44 (0) 7399 728815
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Ian Rich

Business Unit Director

+44 (0) 1962 873025
+44 (0) 7801 684435
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Scott Simmons

Business Unit Director

+44 (0) 1962 873018
+44 (0) 7803 234084
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Our History

How we got to where we are today

When the science of acoustics was in its infancy, Martin Hirschorn, a German engineer and pioneer in sound reduction, had a dream of reducing the noise associated with modern life. After being educated in the UK, he travelled to the United States after World War 2 and founded Industrial Acoustics Company (IAC) in 1949. The one-man operation which began in New York City had the same purpose then as it does today – to make speech more intelligible, music more enjoyable, reduce the impact of industrial noise and protect people’s sense of hearing.  In short, making the world a quieter place.

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For nearly 50 years, Hirschorn created solutions that are still used today, making the noise from everyday technology including gas turbines, air handing systems and industrial machinery more bearable for workers and reducing the impact on neighbouring communities. His passion for quieter, healthier and more enjoyable environments still flows through the modern IAC he founded all those years ago. It’s what we’re about, it’s what we live and breathe.

IAC today has evolved into one of the world’s largest provider of noise control products and systems, supplying the best possible solutions to unwanted noise and tuning the acoustics of specialist testing environments. Becoming a global leader in our field didn’t just happen overnight; when Hischorn sold the group after his retirement in 1998, the key focus for the future was international growth. It’s not just people in developed countries that get annoyed with nuisance noise, its a global issue.

Our international growth plans started in 2000 when we acquired  HM Akustik (Now known as IAC Nordic) in Denmark. This site has developed since being owned by IAC and is now one of the largest suppliers of anti-vibration mounts to the European region and beyond. Vibration is a prime source of low frequency noise and by isolating machinery and buildings can significantly reduce structure-borne noise.

Further expansion increased our global footprint with manufacturing and licensee agreements set up in the Middle East and Eastern Europe all helping to secure contracts in these regions. Acquisitions continued in 2008 when Colpro based in Sydney, Australia joined IAC (now known as IAC Acoustics Australia). Specialising in the industrial noise control sector whilst also carrying out specialist projects in the diesel power generation market, the acquisition of Colpro also increased our manufacturing footprint in the APAC region.

In 2009, IAC entered the Chinese market. Initially through via joint venture with a manufacturing partner, our production site and sales office in Dongguan has been a key driver in securing business in China and also providing cost effective products to rest of the group. Further growth in the APAC region continued in 2010 when our Australian division acquired two organisations in the NSW area, Acoustics Systems and Sound Attenuators Australia. Both these companies specialised in the HVAC sector, complementing IAC’s history, being one of the first companies to produce attenuators for air handling systems. Our product experience, matched with their local knowledge has been very successful with large scale installations now across the whole of Australia.

In January 2016 China based Beijing Greentec Acoustics Engineering Company acquired the Australian, China and European group companies.  Beijing Greentec Acoustics Engineering Co, part of the Greentec Group of Companies, is a publicly quoted firm in China with 280 employees, a 30,000m2 factory and an Acoustical R&D facility located in Beijing.  The era of strategic growth continues under the new ownership – IAC Acoustics UK acquired Hodgson Acoustics in 2018. Hodgson Acoustics compliments the existing IAC UK business by providing solutions to the Industrial and Power Generation sectors, in particular specialising in providing packaged acoustic enclosures to Original Equipment Manufacturers from its 50,000m2 facilities.

Our Strategic Plan for growth through to 2025 ensures we will remain at the forefront of the noise control sector – supporting our aspirations for growth, while delivering on our customers expectations and meeting the changing needs of acoustics in the built environment.

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