Neutrik group

History

History

We invite you to accompany us on a journey through time. 

Neutrik Group has inspired people around the world right from the very beginning. What began 1975 as a two-man business in a farmhouse in Liechtenstein has grown into the world market leader in a wide range of market segments.

First there was an idea

of company founder Bernhard Weingartner who started Neutrik’s success story in Obergass 16, Schaan/Liechtenstein.

Read More 1975

XLR D Series

Setting standards with the revolutionary XLR D series, Neutrik developed the first XLRs with equal installation dimensions for the male and female parts. Today, the D format is a global standard used for a variety of audio and video connectors.

Read More 1980

Screwless XLR

Neutrik’s drive for innovation was never ending. Even after the great success of the C and D series, the Neutrik team tackled the advancement of the XLR connector. The objective was to develop a connector without any screws.

Read More 1984

Founding of Neutrik (UK) Ltd. and Neutrik Zurich AG (Contrik AG)

Neutrik takes over the company “Technical Projects” on the Isle of Wight and establishes itself in Great Britain with its subsidiary Neutrik (UK) Ltd. In the same year, Neutrik Zurich is launched to support the Swiss market by providing it with NEUTRIK products.

 

Read More 1986

speakON

The next trend-setting innovation was a standardized system for speakers and amplifiers. In addition, the European Low Voltage Directive was implemented, which required that all connectors suitable for voltages higher than 50 V must be fully protected against inadvertent contact. This system offered protection against inadvertent contact both on the receptacle as well as on the cable plug.

 

Read More 1987

Founding of Neutrik USA Inc.

With the founding of Neutrik USA Inc., the first subsidiary outside Europe is established.

Read More 1988

XLR A Series

In line with the trend of audio equipment miniaturization and PCB integration, the market needed a smaller XLR receptacle. Neutrik responded with the A series. Various grounding options were offered to address the Pin 1 problem.

Yamaha in Japan was the first user of the A series. This product also managed to gain global acceptance and to become a world standard.

Read More 1991

2 in 1: Combo

The Combo connector ingeniously combined XLR and ¼ inch jack inputs into one connector. Birthed at Neutrik and extremely well within the audio industry, the Combo series became a worldwide standard soon after its introduction.

Read More 1992

Founding of Ningbo Neutrik Electronic Co, Ltd.

After conquering the western markets Neutrik began to focus on the East. 

Read More 1994

powerCON

Based on the outstanding success of the speakON connector system, Neutrik developed a single-phase locking AC connector system. It is the standard for all professional moving-head light systems and other AV product categories.

Read More 1996

Founding of Neutrik Vertriebs GmbH, Germany

The distribution rights for Germany were transferred to the newly established German sales organization, Neutrik Vertriebs GmbH.

Read More 2000

etherCON

By ruggedizing the existing RJ45 connector within a metal, locking system, Neutrik transformed a consumer product into a professional solution suitable for stage and industrial applications.

 

Read More 2001

Founding of Neutrik France SARL

Neutrik decided to take over its longstanding distributor in France and established Neutrik’s own base in France.

Read More 2003

powerCON TRUE1

powerCON TRUE1 built on the success of powerCON, bringing a host of improvements such as the ability to make/break under load and IP 65 weather resistance.

Read More 2012

XIRIUM

Neutrik’s vision of creating a zero-loss, near zero latency wireless connection led to the development of its innovative DIWA technology.

Read More 2013

1,000,000,000 connectors sold

One Billion Connectors Sold

From 1983, when the first million connectors had come off the assembly line, to 2015, Neutrik sold one-thousand times the connectors. Due to this impressive number, Neutrik can claim without exaggeration to be the market leader in the area of XLR connectors.

New warehouse

A new high-bay warehouse with around 15,000 storage spaces was launched to address ever-increasing demand. 

Read More 2015

opticalCON MTP24

opticalCON® MTP 24 sets a new standard for compactness and high number of fibers. The ruggedized and dirt-protected 24-channel fiber optic connection system based on MTP technology (“Multifiber-Push-On”) finds success in AV, Telecom, and Data Center applications.

Read More 2017

NA2-IO-DLINE – Dante Interface

Supporting the increasing ubiquity of AV networks, NA2-IO-DLINE interfaces provide a robust I/O endpoint for DANTE® audio systems. NA2-IO-DLINE offers two inputs and two outputs, allowing four analog signals to be connected simultaneously.

 

TRUE OUTDOOR PROTECTION Line

Due to the negative impact weather can have on materials, the True Outdoor Protection (TOP) product range was introduced offering IP65 rating and UV protection to UL50e.

Read More 2018

opticalCON DRAGONFLY

opticalCON DRAGONFLY offers advanced lens technology for the Broadcast and AV markets – ensuring robust, reliable connectivity that is easier to maintain than common hybrid camera signal transmission systems.

Read More 2019

MINEA

MINEA is a ready-to-go solution that allows manufacturers in the Pro Audio market to quickly and easily implement Milan into their products, from single loudspeakers, amplifiers, microphones, audio embedders & de-embedders to complex multichannel mixing desks and multi-port conferencing systems.

 

Global REAN Launch

Neutrik Group re-launches the REAN brand of audio, video and data connectors around the world.

Read More 2020

Global CONTRIK Launch

With the most recent acquisition of Connex GmbH, the Neutrik Group strengthens its expertise in connectivity solutions.

Read More 2021