(São Paulo, Brazil--June 9, 2015) ARRI is excited to announce the initial phase of its camera service support for Latin America. The firm will open a subsidiary in São Paulo, Brazil in the third quarter of 2015 to service and maintain all ARRI camera products. ARRI Brasil, centrally located on Avenida Ibirapuera in Moema, São Paulo, will offer complete support for the full range of ARRI cameras and camera accessories The office will function as a full camera service facility servicing all camera models, including ALEXA, ALEXA XT, and the AMIRA, ALEXA SXT and ALEXA Mini cameras offering the new 4K recording modes. Plans are to provide camera maintenance, software upgrades, warranty and non-warranty repairs, as well as training and support for all camera products and camera accessories.
Heading up the office as Technical Service Director will be long-time ARRI employee Mr. Mario Jannini. A Brazilian national, Mr. Jannini is highly familiar with the growing Brazilian market as well as the technical aspects of all ARRI camera products. During his career Mr. Jannini has worked in an engineering capacity within the local production community and knows the industry well. He has completed in depth technical training at ARRI in Los Angeles and New York, and directly at the camera factory in Munich, Germany.
Latin America is a growing market for ARRI. By opening this new facility, and by launching Portuguese and Spanish websites, ARRI continues to show its support and commitment to the region. Camera maintenance and service procedures can now be performed in country by trained ARRI technicians with no need to ship equipment abroad. This will keep costs down and provide speedy resolution for camera performance issues not only for Brazilian customers but also for customers in all neighboring Latin American countries.
With headquarters located in Munich, Germany, Arnold and Richter Cine Technik (A&R) was founded in 1917 and is the world's leading designer, manufacturer and distributor of motion picture camera, digital intermediate (DI) and lighting equipment. The ARRI Group comprises a global network of subsidiaries and partners that covers every facet of the film industry, including worldwide camera, grip and lighting equipment rental through ARRI Rental; turnkey lighting solutions through the ARRI System Group; and production, postproduction, lab services, visual effects and film distribution through ARRI Media. In 2013 ARRI Medical was founded to utilize ARRI’s core imaging technology and know-how for medical applications.
Manufactured products include the ALEXA 65, ALEXA SXT, ALEXA Mini and AMIRA cameras; Master Anamorphic lenses; SkyPanel, L-Series and M-Series lights; Pro Camera Accessories and the Electronic Control System; ARRILASER recorder and ARRISCAN archive technologies; and the ARRISCOPE 3D digital surgical microscope. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has recognized ARRI’s engineers and their technical contributions with 18 Scientific and Engineering Awards.
A third-generation company, ARRI is owned by the Stahl family, who are descendants of co-founder Robert Richter and who in 2012 made a long-term commitment to the industry by buying the share belonging to the descendant of the other co-founder, August Arnold.
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ARRI Brasil camera service facility to open in São Paulo