GROUP

ABOUT US

The celexon group is one of the largest and most customer orientated providers of home cinema & AV products within Europe. The group consists of two main commercial channels.

The head office of celexon GmbH & Co KG is in Emsdetten where the large warehouse and logistics function are located. From this location all the other back office functions are carried out to support the German sales teams as well as the nine subsidiaries and affiliates abroad. They are located in the UK, France, the Netherlands, Sweden, Italy, Austria, Spain, Poland, the United States and Hong Kong. The eleventh company, Hemesath & Hertz Immobilien GmbH & Co KG, provides the necessary infrastructure in Germany. Since April 2014, the group has been strengthened by the acquisition of Projektor AG with sales offices in Cologne.

More details about our businesses and online shops

KEY FACTS 2017

130

Employees

800000

Customers

70000000

Turnover (FY 16/17)

14

Subsidiaries


WHILE CHILDREN ARE STILL LOOKING AT BLACKBOARDS, TEACHERS ARE USING OVERHEAD PROJECTORS, PRESENTERS ARE EXPERIENCING CONNECTIVITY ISSUES AND VIEWERS ARE WATCHING OLD TV SETS, THERE IS STILL WORK FOR US TO DO!

Christoph Hertz, CEO

OUR MISSION

We are your partner!
We provide expert, impartial and friendly advice from our team of well qualified and trained staff. Because of our focus on home cinema and AV technology, we offer in-depth and up-to-date product knowledge. We are happy to assist whether you are buying your first projector or are embarking on a major project.
Through bulk buying, and close ties with major manufacturers, we endeavour to provide highly competitive pricing. We strive to supply a wide range of products, thousands of which are immediately available from our own warehouse. As a professional supplier, we look for long-term partnerships with our customers and suppliers.

OUR HISTORY

From start up to the corporate group
The two shareholders Matthias Hemesath (*1983) and Christoph Hertz (*1984) gained their first experience of internet commerce and the design and implementation of websites whilst still in education. Their first company specialised in the marketing and sale of second hand projectors. At the beginning the company dealt with individual lease returns, later it traded in discontinued models by well-known manufacturers. Today, the celexon group has more than 100 employees in 9 countries. Our focus is to deliver competent solutions and expertise within the AV industry.
  • 2016Expansion to US and Hong Kong and expansion of specialist online shops

    Set up of celexon US Inc, headquartered in New York, and celexon Hong Kong Ltd. The group will also soon be launching two new online shops: Edu.de and Heimkino.de to provide specialist AV solutions for the education sectors (schools, universities, nurseries) and the home cinema market with the professional end user in mind. Name change of Projektor Deutschlandvertriebs AG to Projektor AG.
  • 2015Expansion of headquarters' premises and acquisition of DELUXX

    The group has expanded its headquarters in Emsdetten to 3000m2 with additional office and warehouse space. Acquisition of the quality brand DELUXX which is well known for its high quality screens and projector mounts to strengthen its role as leading supplier of projection accessories.
  • 2014Projektor Deutschlandvertriebs AG

    Acquisition of the Cologne-based AV specialist, Projektor AG with its online shops, Beamer-Discount.de and Projektor-AG.de. After completing the asset deal in April 2014, the Projektor Deutschlandvertriebs AG was founded.
  • 2013Restructuring of the Group

    Foundation of celexon Holding GmbH and celexon International Holding GmbH and name change of celexon GmbH & Co. KG to celexon Germany GmbH & Co. KG. The affiliated companies abroad now form part of the celexon International Holding GmbH.
  • 2012Expansion into Italy and Austria

    celexon Italy S.r.l. was set up with its online shop Proiettore24.it and the Austrian company was founded, celexon Austria GmbH with Beamershop24.at.
  • 2011Expansion into Spain and Poland

    Proyector24.es, the online shop of celexon Spain S.L. has been available for our Spanish customers and celexon Poland Sp.z o o. was founded to serve Polish customers via Videoprojektor24.pl.
  • 2010Expansion into Sweden

    Celexon Sweden AB was set up with Projektorshop24.se for our customers in Sweden:
  • 2009Expansion into France and the UK

    Affiliated companies in France (celexon Sárl) and in the UK (celexon UK Ltd) were founded. The two companies are active in these countries with Videoprojecteur24.fr and Projectorshop24.co.uk respectively.
  • 2008New premises and expansion into the Netherlands

    The rapid growth necessitated a move to larger premises. A new warehouse and office were built in Gutenbergstrasse in Emsdetten with a total area of 2,400 m². celexon Netherlands B.V., a sister company, was founded in the Netherlands incorporating Beamershop24.nl.
  • 2005Growth and move

    The first permanent employees were hired. The team moved into new premises.
  • 2004Beamershop24 and celexon

    The concept of the online business Beamershop24 was developed. In parallel, the ‘celexon’ brand for the manufacture of projection screens and accessories was created.
  • 2003Foundation of first company

    Whilst at university, Hemesath & Hertz formed their first company to develop their business idea.

FROM A STUDENT PROJECT TO ONE OF THE LEADING PLAYERS IN THE AV MARKET PLACE. THIS IS WHAT DRIVES AND MOTIVATES US TO EMBARK ON NEW VENTURES.

Dr. Axel Niclas, COO

OUR AWARDS

2017

Shop Usabiltiy Award

Top 5 Category
Category: Special Interest

Shop Usabiltiy Award 2017
2016

Top Shop

Category office
& media

Topshop 2016
2014

Testsieger.de

Overall winner category
'online shops for projectors'

Testsieger overall winner

Testsieger.de

Quality award winner category 'online shops for projectors'

Testsieger quality award winner

Top Shop

Category office
& media

2013

Shop Usability Award

Top 5

Shop Usability Award
2012

Testsieger.de

Overall winner category
'online shops for projectors'

Testsieger overall winner

Testsieger.de

Quality award winner category
'online shops for projectors'

Testsieger quality award winner

Shop Usability Award

Winner of category:
Special Interests

Shop Usability Award
2011

Shop Usability Award

Winner of category: Special Interests

Shop Usability Award
2010

Shop Usability Award

Top10
Category: consumer electronics

Shop Usability Award
2009

Shop Usability Award

Top5
Category: Home-Entertainment

Shop Usability Award

Chip.de

Shop of the year
Category: projector

Chip Shop of the year
2008

Shop Usability Award

Top30


Shop Usability Award

Chip.de

Shop of the year
Category: projector

Chip shop of the year
2007

Chip.de

Shop of the year
Category: projector

Chip Shop of the year
2006

Start Award NRW

Start Award NRW

OUR MANAGEMENT

 
christoph-hertz

Christoph Hertz

CEO & Co-Founder - celexon Group

 
axel-niclas

Dr. Axel Niclas

COO - celexon Group

 
stefan-preisl

Stefan Preisl

General Manager - Projektor AG

 
matthias-hemesath

Matthias Hemesath

Co-Founder

LEGAL ENTITIES

From Emsdetten to the world: with two locations in Germany and subsidiaries in ten other countries, we have become one of the largest providers of AV products for home cinema and presentation technology in Europe.

GERMANY

celexon Germany GmbH & Co. KG
Gutenbergstr. 2
48282 Emsdetten

Phone: +49 221 58834 50
Fax: +49 221 58834 99
info@celexon.de
www.celexon.de
www.beamershop24.de
Projektor AG
Moltkestr. 123-131
50674 Köln

Phone: +49 221 719981-0
Fax: +49 221 719981-79
vertrieb@projektor.ag
www.projektor-ag.de
www.beamer-discount.de

INTERNATIONAL

celexon France Sárl
200 rue de Paris
67116 Reichstett

Phone: +33 160 48 83 50
Fax: +33 169 48 69 22
france@celexon.com
www.fr.celexon.com
www.videoprojecteur24.fr
celexon UK Ltd
Victory House, Chequers Road
Tharston, Norwich NR15 2YA

Phone: +44 1508 535050
Fax: +44 1508 535927
info@celexon.co.uk
www.celexon.co.uk
www.projectorshop24.co.uk
celexon Netherlands B.V.
Ambachtstraat 4B
7587BW De Lutte

Phone: +31 541 536090
Fax: +31 541 539023
info@celexon.nl
www.celexon.nl
www.beamershop24.nl
celexon Sweden AB
Stora Avägen 21
43634 Göteborg

Phone: +46 31 308 88 55
Fax: +46 31 723 21 19
info@celexon.se
www.celexon.se
www.projektorshop24.se
celexon Italy S.r.l.
Via Gustavo Fara 26
20124 Milano

Phone: +39 02 94 75 51 22
Fax: +39 02 76 01 68 46
info@proiettore24.it
www.celexon.it
www.proiettore24.it
celexon Spain S.L.U.
Ronda Sant Pere 17, 6°3ª
08010 Barcelona

Phone: +34 93 270 31 20
Fax: +34 93 302 68 83
info@celexon.es
www.celexon.es
www.proyector24.es
celexon Austria GmbH
Spengergasse 16/16
A-1050 Wien

Phone: +43 1 581 29 06
Fax: +43 1 581 29 40
info@celexon.com
www.celexon.at
www.beamershop24.at
celexon Poland Sp. z o.o.
Plac Matejki 19/15
65-056 Zielona Góra

Phone: +48 68 479 40 00
Fax: +48 68 479 40 01
info@celexon.pl
www.celexon.com
www.videoprojektor24.pl
celexon US Inc.
80 Pine Street, Floor 24
New York, NY 10005

Phone: 212-315-2183
celexon Hong Kong Ltd.
15 /F OTB BLDG
160 Gloucester Rd
Hong Kong