Find Companies:
Digital Cinema Technology Oct. 23, 2016
Please Login

RSS News
RSS Info About RSS


# 1950 Theatre TV

Skip Navigation LinksStart / Menu > Find Press Releases > Full Press Release
Berlin (Germany) and Paris (France)—Feb 8, 2016

Ymagis Group Acquires German Cinema Distribution Services Leader Cine-Logistics Gmbh

YMAGIS Group (ISIN: FR0011471291 TICKER: MAGIS), the European specialist in digital technologies for the cinema industry, today announced the acquisition of Berlin-based CINE-LOGISTICS GmbH., one of Germany’s leading distribution services for movie distribution companies and German-speaking cinema exhibitors. Under the terms of the agreement, YMAGIS SA, through its wholly-owned subsidiary YMAGIS Deutschland GmbH., becomes the sole shareholder in CINE-LOGISTICS GmbH.

“CINE-LOGISTICS is a well-known and respected German services company that has been active in the business for a decade now. Today’s successful conclusion of this agreement marks a new milestone,” said Jean Mizrahi, President and CEO of YMAGIS Group. “We are strengthening our management structure in Germany with CINE-LOGISTICS’ founders who will be instrumental in executing our strategic objective of enhancing our market position in Germany. This operation will allow us to not only to enlarge our scope of activities but also improve our profitability in terms of content services. That will include the incorporation of innovative solutions such as our trailer download platform Trailerloop and new services such as movie tickets/vouchers and gifts services for moviegoers.” 
“In YMAGIS we have found a company that perfectly aligns with our focus on excellence in logistics, technology and operational performance,” said Knut Güntzel, CEO of CINE-LOGISTICS. “With their powerful capability to electronically deliver feature film content and our popular trailer platform, we will be able to offer an unprecedented range of services in Germany to meet today’s distributors’ and exhibitors’ needs.”
“After collaborating with CINE-LOGISTICS for nearly two years, it quickly became obvious that a common structure will further enhance both companies’ success stories,” explained Michael Krauth, CEO of YMAGIS Deutschland GmbH. “Through this operation, we are now able to offer German-speaking distributors and cinema exhibitors a unique portfolio of products and services ranging from post production, localization, DCP mastering, and theatrical distribution services from electronic content delivery to the storage and shipment of physical assets such as advertising materials.” 
Michael Krauth has been appointed co-CEO of CINE-LOGISTICS and will manage the company alongside Knut Güntzel. Both report to Christophe Lacroix, Senior VP, Content Services of YMAGIS Group. In 2015, CINE-LOGISTICS recorded revenues of EUR 3.15 million (+30.2% over the prior year). Based in Berlin, the company also operates a distribution center near Berlin-Tempelhof airport. CINE-LOGISTICS’ 20 full-time employees have now become part of the YMAGIS Group team. 
CINE-LOGISTICS’ mission is to provide distributors and the largest cinema chains with the electronic and physical delivery of movie advertising materials, tickets, vouchers & gift cards and concessions as well as trailers, feature film and advertising DCPs and KDMs to cinema exhibitors. Via its distribution center, the company also preserves content assets (storage and archiving) on behalf of rights holders, production companies and film institutes, and stores no fewer than 20,000 physical items for 6,500 different films.
Ymagis Contacts:
Pierre Flamant, CFO: 

Julien Bollee: 
Ymagis Web Site:
Logo: Ymagis & CinemaNext About Ymagis & CinemaNext: CinemaNext is the Ymagis Group’s business unit dedicated to exhibitor services. Founded in 2007 and managed by professionals from the motion picture and high-tech industries, Ymagis Group is a European leader in advanced digital technology services for the cinema industry.Through CinemaNext and Eclair, the Group provides smart and comprehensive solutions to movie exhibitors, distributors (feature films & event cinema), producers, right-holders, cinema/TV advertising networks, rights holders, broadcasters, VOD/S-VOD platform operators and video publishers. Over the years, Ymagis Group has significantly grown its portfolio of solutions & services and further developed its geographic footprint in Europe with permanent offices in 20 countries. The company’s core business is structured around three main units: CinemaNext (exhibitor services: sales and field services, software solutions, customer service/NOC and consulting), Eclair (content services: post-production, theatrical delivery, digital distribution, versioning and accessibility, restoration and preservation) and Ymagis (VPF & financial services). As of 31 December 2015, more than 7,000 cinema screens have been installed internationally by CinemaNext engineers and currently avail of service contracts. Eclair is the only provider with a pan-European content delivery service (via broadband or satellite) thanks to its network of 3,300 connected cinema sites. A publicly-traded company listed on Euronext, Ymagis Group is headquartered in Paris (France) and counts close to 700 employees. Ymagis & CinemaNext Directory page Ymagis & CinemaNext Web Site
Similar Press Releases
Learn More About:
Countries: France More
More Ymagis Press Releases: Oct 17, 2016 Ymagis Group to Present Revolutionary New EclairColor™ Digital Color Solution in Los Angeles Sep 26, 2016 Ymagis Group Announces 'Aquarius' as First Feature-Length Release Using EclairColor™ Digital Color Solution and Completion of First Cinema Install in Paris Sep 19, 2016 CinemaNext and Eclair to Present Revolutionary New EclairColor™ Digital Color Solution at 71st Annual Convention of French Cinema Exhibitors in Deauville Jul 7, 2016 Ymagis Group Launches EclairColor™, Its New Feature Film Mastering and Screening Technology for Cinemas Jun 30, 2016 CinemaNext Signs Agreement with Austrian Cinema Chain Cineplexx for Melody TMS and Symphony Circuit Management Software Jun 16, 2016 Ymagis Group Expands Eclair’s Dubbing Business in Germany with Addition of Christa Kistner Synchronproduktion May 24, 2016 CinemaNext Opens Its First French Regional Office at the Pole Pixel of Villeurbanne (Greater Lyon) Apr 29, 2016 Ymagis Group Signs Memorandum of Understanding for Acquisition of French Subtitling Company ST’501 Mar 30, 2016 Ymagis Group Announces Corporate Rebranding Initiative Feb 29, 2016 Ymagis Group and Polish Cinema Exhibitor Helios Sign Theatrical Content Delivery Deal Feb 25, 2016 Ymagis Group Installs 4K RGB Laser Projectors in Three New Megarama Cinemas in France and Morocco Jan 18, 2016 Ymagis Group/dcinex and Industry Leader Figueras Reach Non-Exclusive Distribution Agreement for Cinema Seating Jan 12, 2016 Ymagis Group Appoints Serge Sepulcre Director of Éclair’s Digital Distribution Division Jan 6, 2016 Ymagis Group Names Georges Garic New Deputy CEO Jan 5, 2016 YMAGIS Becomes Sole Shareholder of its Content Delivery Services Subsidiary Dec 14, 2015 Weischer.Media Signs Ymagis Group’s MELODY TMS to its ‘CINEMA.RELOADED® ready’ Programme Dec 2, 2015 Ymagis Group Launches New State-of-the-Art Dolby Atmos™ Screening Room at Central London Offices Nov 19, 2015 Multiplex Chain Cinema Park and Ymagis Group/dcinex Install First Barco 4K Laser Projector in Russia Nov 10, 2015 Vista Entertainment Solutions, a Vista Group International Company, Signs Software Distribution Agreement with Ymagis Group/dcinex for Russia and CIS More
©Copyright 2003 - 2016 WHMCC, LLC. All rights reserved.   | Contact | Terms of Use | Privacy Statement