MULTIBLITZ Dr. Ing. D.A. Mannesmann GmbH was founded by inventor and entrepreneur Dr. Mannesmann in 1948 in Cologne, Germany, and is one of the worlds leading manufacturers of state-of-the-art studio lighting equipment for photography. The first ever Multiblitz strobe, in fact the first German electronic flash unit ever, was the Multiblitz I built in 1948. In the 50's and 60's Multiblitz strobes like the MULTIBLITZ REPORTER II or the MULTIBLITZ PRESS UNIVERSAL were extremely popular among press photographers. Since 1973, Multiblitz has been managed by visionary engineer and CEO Hans-Gerd Wulms and has grown to become one of the world’s leading companies for premium studio lighting. Under Wulms, Multiblitz forever changed the studio lighting world when it introduced the industry’s first compact studio light, the now legendary MINISTUDIO 202 in 1976. Since then, Wulms and Multiblitz are accountable for many inventions and products in photography lighting that were well ahead of their time including the most successful PROFILITE and VARIOLITE systems, and the famed PROFILUX studio light with its lightweight yet rugged design and consistent peak performance in the 90s. Today, a broad range of Multiblitz studio lighting equipment is used by leading professional photographers around the world. With over 65 years of experience in developing premium studio lighting equipment, Multiblitz is the most experienced manufacturer for photographic lighting equipment in the world. We take pride in the fact that we are the only European brand that is solely manufacturing award-winning products in Germany.
MULTIBLITZ USA was founded in 2010 to establish a permanent presence of the Multiblitz brand in North America. For the first time, Multiblitz products are available to consumers in the US and Canada directly from the manufacturer at the Multiblitz USA online store that was launched in 2011. The store provides North American photographers the chance to easily experience award-winning photography lighting products with the convenience of ordering directly online – just a click away! This new strategy guarantees customer friendly prices and improved service by a new team dedicated to deliver the best possible Multiblitz experience. We are approaching the US market with new 110V and multi-voltage studio lights that deliver premium quality and highest reliability. The recent success of the award winning PROFILUX PLUS monolight system (named Best Flash System: TIPA Award 2010) and the recently introduced PROFILUX (PROFILUX ECO outside the US) shows that Multiblitz USA is on the right track to continue the unparalleled international Multiblitz success of the past.