Peerless-AV, originally known as Peerless Industries, first opened its doors in 1941 in Illinois and so, this August, it is celebrating its 75th anniversary.
The company’s famed early innovation, the first known CRT TV wall mount, also recently celebrated its 50th anniversary. Designed for various applications, including hospitality, restaurants and bars as well as home entertainment, the Model 1100 supported 17″ and 19″ TV sets weighing up to 60 lbs. It also featured a swivel bracket with the ability to turn 40 degrees!
Other notable highlights include: –
1941: Peerless Industries opens its doors
1965: Designed and developed the first known CRT TV wall mount
1995: Opened 38,000 square foot plant in Mexico
2003: Introduced Plasma, LCD, and projector mounts
2010: Opened Aurora, IL office and manufacturing plant / Launched first non-mount product, HD Flow™ Wireless AV System / Re-branded as Peerless-AV
2011: Launched Emerging Technology Group
2013: Started Kiosk Division
2016: Created Xtreme™ Outdoor Soundbar, first powered soundbar on the market
John Potts, President, Peerless-AV told us “Reaching these milestones are important moments for us at Peerless-AV and we are happy to celebrate this anniversary with our customers and partners in the AV space. We are thankful for the opportunity to continue providing solutions to our loyal customer base and we look forward to another 75 years of developing reliable and innovative solutions.”
In the 75 years since Peerless-AV opened its doors, the company has celebrated many milestones, from extending its product line to include mounting hardware in 1978, to opening a 38,000 square foot plant in Mexico in 1995, to launching the Jumbo 2000 mount in 1999 and the Plasma, LCD, and projector mount lines in 2003, to creating the Xtreme™ Outdoor Soundbar, the first powered outdoor soundbar on the market, in 2016.
2009 marked the launch of major developments for the company with the acquisition of BBG in the UK. The following year the company opened its Aurora, Illinois location, launched its first non-mount product (HD Flow™ Wireless AV System), debuted video wall mounts, and rebranded itself as Peerless-AV.
In the years since, while the company continues to develop mounts, Peerless-AV has added an Emerging Technology Group (2011), launched the PeerAir™ (2012), acquired Cill™ Technologies (2013), an outdoor TV manufacturer, and launched a kiosk division (2014), expanding its repertoire of expertise to encompass a multitude of AV technologies.