Since its foundation, Focal-JMlab has grown to become one of the main manufacturers of high fidelity, integration and multimedia systems. Headquartered in Saint-Etienne, France, it is now internationally recognised as a world leader in the design and manufacture of loudspeaker drive-units, hi-fi speakers, car audio hi-fi systems and professional monitors.
Focal-JMlab has a wide range of high-technology high-performance loudspeakers from 95 to 65,000 Euros and 99 to 2750 Euros for car audio. Market-leader in France, it exports over 73% of its output mainly to Europe, North America and South East Asia.
The company’s key strength is its complete integration and quality control of the loudspeaker manufacturing process, from the design of drive units, cabinets and crossovers, to the assembly of the finished product. This delivers a consistency of performance that stands far above its rivals. The Utopia range from Focal is world renown as the finest sounding range of high-fidelity loudspeakers available.
Focal-JMlab maintains an intense, continual programme of research and development into drive-unit technologies and improving sound quality. Nine patents have been registered since 2003.
Focal-JMlab currently employs over 200 people in modern facilities of 17,400m2 (187,292 ft2) that concentrates production, R&D and management on the same site.
In 2010 Focal merged with Naim Audio the market-leading high-end electronics brand in the UK. Focal & Co, the resulting holding company, has a turnover of over 50 million Euros.