CELEXON GROUP BECOMES VISUNEXT GROUP

For more than 15 years, we have shaped the AV market as celexon Group. In April 2019, we want to lay the foundation for many more decades and better align ourselves with the name visunext Group.
With this realignment, there is a clear separation between B2C and B2B business within the group. End consumers will be served by companies bearing the name visunext from that date. All business for distributors and resellers of our brands celexon, DELUXX and ivolum are bundled in companies called celexon. These changes will not affect the affiliated companies Projektor AG and the real estate companies. Here you can see a clear overview of the changes:
Old company name New company name Alignment Date of change
celexon Germany GmbH & Co. KG visunext International GmbH & Co. KG B2C End March 2019
celexon Europe GmbH B2B Beginning März 2019
celexon Austria GmbH visunext Austria GmbH B2C End March 2019
celexon Spain S.L.U visunext Spain S.L.U B2C End March 2019
celexon France Sárl visunext France Sárl B2C End March 2019
celexon Netherlands B.V. visunext Netherlands B.V. B2C End March 2019
celexon Poland sp.z. o.o.sp.k. visunext Poland sp.z. o.o.sp.k. B2C End March 2019
celexon Sweden AB visunext Sweden AB B2C End March 2019
celexon UK Ltd. visunext UK Ltd. B2C & B2B End March 2019
celexon Holding GmbH visunext Holding GmbH End March 2019
celexon International Holding GmbH visunext International Holding GmbH End March 2019

(Companies without change are not listed)


The sales brand visunext introduced with this step succinctly sums up the focus of our activities: visual product solutions of the latest technology.

THIS IS US

The visunext Group is one of the largest and most important providers of home cinema and presentation technology in Western Europe. The group operates in various channels.
The headquarters in Emsdetten is the headquarters of visunext International GmbH & Co. KG. From there, in addition to sales for Germany and Austria, the logistics and other back-office functions for the ten foreign sister companies and subsidiaries are also carried out. These are located in England, France, the Netherlands, Sweden, Italy, Austria, Spain, Poland as well as the USA and Hong Kong and are designed as pure sales offices. The necessary spatial infrastructure for Germany is offered by the eleventh company, Hemesath & Hertz Immobilien GmbH & Co. KG. Since April 2014, the acquisation of Projektor AG has strengthened the setup of the group with a sales office in Cologne. Find out more about our business and portals here.

KEY FACTS 2018

120

Employees

800000

Customers

77100000

Turnover (FY 17/18)*

18

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!
With us you can expect qualified and personal advice from trained product experts. Due to our focus on presentation and home cinema technology, we offer you excellent product know-how. Whether we are supporting your entry into the world of media technology or realising a major project with you, we are here to help!
Through wholesale acceptance and close ties to the most important manufacturers you will always find attractive offers. Our ambition is to inspire you through our own warehouse with a wide availability of thousands of products. We constantly strive to stock spare parts to help you quickly in case of damage. As a professional provider, we have a long-term partnership in the front of our minds!

OUR HISTORY

From the startup to the corporate group!
The shareholders Matthias Hemesath (*1983) and Christoph Hertz (*1984) gained experience in e-commerce and the conception and implementation of online portals during their school years. Their first venture was the marketing of second hand projectors. At the beginning, the first company acted with individual leasing returns, later with large remaining stocks of well-known manufacturers. Today, it has become a group of companies with more than 100 employees in ten countries. The focus of the group is the marketing of media technology with solution competence and specialised trade values.
  • 2018/2019Renaming of the group to the visunext Group

    The celexon Group, which has been growing for 15 years, is bracing itself for the future and renaming itself as a visunext Group. The product focus is extended from projection technology to visual products. In this move, group companies with end user focus are renamed to visunext. The parent company celexon GmbH & Co. KG renames itself and changes at the same time the company form. Thus, the new roof company visunext International GmbH & Co. KG is created. At the same time, the B2B business will be outsourced to the newly founded celexon Europe GmbH. Gradually, the projector shops are converted to visunext.
  • 2017Logistics space is more than doubled

    With a further extension of more than 6,000 square metres, the group expands its logistic floor space to over 11,000 square metres
  • 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 & Acquisition DELUXX

    Acquisition of the quality brand DELUXX, which is known for high-quality home cinema and presentation screens and projector mounts. Through the purchase, the group strengthens its leading role in the projection and presentation segment in Germany. In addition, the group is expanding its headquarters in Emsdetten by 3000m2 with office and logistics space.
  • 2014Projector AG

    Takeover of the Cologne-based AV specialist, Projektor AG, with their online shops Beamer-Discount.de and Projektor-AG.de. Following the asset deal completed in April 2014, the acquired company initially operates as Projektor Deutschlandvertriebs AG and later as Projektor AG.
  • 2013Change of name of the companies

    Founding of celexon Holding GmbH and celexon International Holding GmbH and renaming celexon GmbH & Co. KG into celexon Germany GmbH & Co. KG. The foreign companies are grouped under the umbrella of celexon International Holding GmbH.
  • 2012Expansion to Italy and Austria

    Proiettore24.it started to serve the Italian market. In Austria, Beamershop24.at went live. As in previous expansions, two local companies were founded again.
  • 2011Expansion to Spain and Poland

    Proyector24.es launched in Spain and Videoprojektor24.pl in Poland. The portals are each operated by local companies.
  • 2010Expansion to Sweden

    Another company was founded, which serves customers in Sweden via Projektorshop24.se
  • 2009Expansion into France and the UK

    In France and England we start two companies represented with Videoprojecteur24.fr and Projectorshop24.co.uk.
  • 2008New headquarters & expansion in the Netherlands

    The strong growth made a move inevitable. A new warehouse and office building was built on Gutenbergstraße 2 in Emsdetten with a total floor space of 2,400 m². At the same time the first sister company starts in the Netherlands.
  • 2005Growth & Moving

    The first permanent full-time employees were hired. The team moved to a rented office building with an attached warehouse.
  • 2004First brand / First online store

    The online store Beamershop24.de, forerunner of visunext.de started. At the same time, the celexon brand was created for the production of screens and presentation accessories.
  • 2003Foundation of the first company

    Immediately after graduation, Matthias Hemesath and Christoph Hertz founded their first company to pursue their business idea. Today, this company operates as visunext International GmbH & Co. KG and forms the parent company for various sister and subsidiary companies.

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

2019

Shop-Award 2019

2nd place in the category
"Best B2B Shop 2019"

Shop-Award 2019
2018

Top Shop

Category office
& media

Topshop 2018
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

CEO & Co-Founder - celexon Group

 

Dr. Axel Niclas

COO - celexon Group

 

Stefan Preisl

General Manager - Projektor AG

 

Matthias Hemesath

Co-Founder

LEGAL ENTITIES

From Münsterland into the world. With two locations in Germany and companies in ten other countries, we have an international presence and are thus among the largest providers of media technology in Europe.

GERMANY

visunext International GmbH & Co. KG
Gutenbergstr. 2
48282 Emsdetten

Phone: +49 221 58834 0
Fax: +49 221 58834 49
info@visunext.de
www.visunext.de
www.edu.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
celexon Europe GmbH
Gutenbergstr. 2
48282 Emsdetten

Phone: +49 221 58834 50
Fax: +49 221 58834 99
info@celexon.de
www.celexon.com

INTERNATIONAL

visunext France Sárl
200 rue de Paris
67116 Reichstett

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

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

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

Phone: +46 31 308 88 55
Fax: +46 31 723 21 19
info@visunext.se
www.visunext.se
visunext International GmbH & Co. KG
Gutenbergstr. 2
48282 Emsdetten

Phone: +39 02 94 75 51 22
Fax: +39 02 76 01 68 46
info@proiettore24.it
www.proiettore24.it
visunext Spain S.L.U.
Conde de Aranda 1, 2º iz.
28001 Madrid

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

Phone: +43 1 581 29 06
Fax: +43 1 581 29 40
info@visunext.at
www.visunext.at
visunext 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@videoprojektor24.pl
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

hongkong@visunextgroup.com