Nortek Control

History


SINCE 1967

History of
Innovation

Nortek Control has been leading the way in product innovation and technology solutions for over 50 years. The history of the company includes several acquisitions over the years in order to deliver a complete portfolio of products and solutions to customers around the world. See how we started and join us on our exciting journey.

Timeline

2006

2006

Linear LLC acquires Secure Wireless, Inc. and Advanced Bridging Technologies, Inc. (ABT). Secure Wireless designs and sells wireless security products for the residential and commercial markets while ABT designs and sells innovative radio frequency control products and accessories. Both Secure Wireless and ABT are located in Carlsbad, CA.

2006

2006

Linear LLC acquires Furman Sound. Furman is located in Petaluma, California and designs and sells audio and video signal processors, as well as, innovative AC power conditioning and distribution products.

2006

2006

After 45 years in the business, and 21 years at our present location, Linear LLC relocates to a 53,022 square-foot new corporate headquarters facility in the Carlsbad Corporate Center at 1950 Camino Vida Roble in Carlsbad, California.

2005

2005

Linear LLC acquires Imerge. Imerge is located in Cambridge, United Kingdom and designs, manufactures and sells hard disk media players and multi-room audio servers.

2005

2005

Linear LLC acquires Sunfire, a well-regarded manufacturer of high-end speakers, home audio, and home theater electronics and subwoofers.

2005

2005

Linear LLC acquires GTO, Inc. GTO is located in Tallahassee, Florida and designs, manufactures and sells automatic electric gate openers and access control devices to enhance the security and convenience of both residential and commercial property fences.

2005

2005

Linear LLC acquires Panamax, Inc., a designer and distributor of innovative power conditioning and surge protection products that improve the audio and video quality and prevent the loss or damage of home and small business electronics equipment due to power disturbances.

2005

2005

Linear LLC acquires Niles Audio of Miami, Florida. Niles sells and designs products that provide customers with innovative solutions for whole-house distribution and integration of audio and video systems, including speakers, receivers, amplifiers, automation devices, controls and accessories.

2004

2004

Linear LLC acquires OmniMount Corporation of Phoenix, Arizona. OmniMount is a leader in manufacturing and marketing installation solutions for home electronics.

2004

2004

Linear Asian Operations receives the Civilized Enterprise Award for the third consecutive year.

2004

2004

Linear LLC acquires M&S Systems. Located in Dallas, Texas, M&S Systems is an industry leader in the design and manufacture of convenience oriented home products.

2003

2003

Linear Corporation purchases the assets of SpeakerCraft of Riverside, California. SpeakerCraft is a leading designer and supplier of architectural loudspeakers and other multi-room audio systems products used in residential custom applications.

2003

2003

Linear Corporation purchases OSCO (Operator Specialty Company, Inc). OSCO is located in Casnovia, Michigan and manufactures a variety of Gate Openers and Barrier Gates.

2003

2003

Linear Corporation acquires ELAN Home Systems of Lexington, Kentucky. ELAN Home Systems provides whole-house entertainment, communication and automation systems for new residential construction and retrofit markets.

2002

2002

Linear Corporation wins Judge’s Choice Residential Award for the RE-1 (Residential Telephone Entry System) at the ISC Expo/East.

2001

2001

Linear introduces its line of garage door operators to the door industry.

1999

1999

Linear Corporation purchases the assets of Multiplex Technology Incorporated of Brea, California. Multiplex (Channel Plus) provides electronic products used to expand television and telephone capabilities.

1999

1999

Linear Corporation purchases the assets of Xantech Corporation of Sylmar, California. Xantech is a leading designer and manufacturer of residential infrared remote control music systems.

1999

1999

Linear purchases the Multi-Code product line solidifying Linear’s position as the major supplier of radios to the remote control market.

1998

1998

On December 30, 1998 the assets of Moore-O-Matic were sold to the Chamberlain Group.