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ARRI Group

Name: ARRI Group
Founded: 1917
Location: Munich, Germany
Employees: 1,200 +

Founded in 1917 by school friends August Arnold and Robert Richter, the ARRI Group describes itself as, "the largest manufacturer of professional motion picture equipment in the world." The annual turnover of the ARRI Group is around 300 million euros ($375 million) per year.

Based in Munich and with more than 1,200 employees worldwide, the company describes itself as being, "involved in all aspects of the film industry", from production and and design to visual effects. It also manufactures everything from lighting fixtures to cameras and digital post-production tools.

ARRI has been awarded 18 Scientific and Engineering Awards by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

The company's products have been used in major film studios across the world, including Hollywood and Bollywood, as well as classics such as Francis Ford Coppola's "Apocalypse Now" and Steven Spielberg's "Schindler's List".