Jannie van Wyk appointed Managing Director of ARRI Rental UK and Continental Europe


  • New role consolidates ARRI Rental’s European operation
  • Jannie van Wyk has a strong industry background and a long association with ARRI Rental
  • Thomas Loher moves on after more than 20 exemplary years at ARRI

The global ARRI Rental Group announces today that Jannie van Wyk will take on the new role of Managing Director, ARRI Rental UK and Continental Europe, starting January 15, 2018. Thomas Loher, ARRI Rental Group Executive Director and Managing Director of ARRI Rental Deutschland, has decided to bring his successful career of more than 20 years at ARRI to a close and will leave the company at the end of 2017.

An established figure in the industry, van Wyk served as CEO of equipment rental companies MCC from 1993 to 2000, and Media Film Service, South Africa from 2000 to 2015. MCC was a strong supporter of ARRI sales and rental projects in South Africa, while Media Film Service was a strategic partner of ARRI Rental. Recently he was involved in establishing the new Atlantic Studio stage complex in Cape Town, South Africa.

Splitting his time between London, Munich and all of ARRI Rental’s other locations in continental Europe, van Wyk will ensure the continued growth of the business and cohesion between the regional offices under his responsibility.

“Serving ARRI Rental and the many friends I have made there over the past 25 years will be an honor, and I am fully committed to this challenge,” says van Wyk. “ARRI is a leading force in the motion picture industry because of the vision of its leaders and the tireless efforts of its driven and passionate people. Over the last few years ARRI Rental has followed a focused strategy that will see it stand up to the challenges of the future. I will do my very best to contribute to the current momentum, building on the strong foundations that have already been laid in order to best serve our clients.”

The new role into which van Wyk is stepping combines the management of ARRI Rental UK and the eight facilities comprising ARRI Rental Germany, illustrating the strengthening collaboration between ARRI Rental’s businesses in Europe. Globally, the ARRI Rental Group continues to pursue emerging opportunities, with new facilities having recently opened in Budapest, Hungary; Vancouver, Canada; and in the USA in Los Angeles, CA and Brooklyn, NY.

Martin Cayzer, ARRI Rental Group CEO, comments, “Jannie has long been a friend of ARRI Rental and we are very pleased to welcome him to our team. His extensive experience within the rental industry has always involved putting the needs of clients first and creating great teams, which makes him a perfect fit for ARRI Rental. Sincere thanks go to Thomas Loher for his expertise, leadership and his dedication to ARRI, where he leaves behind a successful, well-run and well-established rental business, with a fantastic team, that is set up for further growth and success.”

About the ARRI Rental Group

ARRI Rental is a leading provider of camera, lighting and grip equipment to the feature film, television, advertising, broadcast and events markets. Operating through a network of rental facilities in North America and across Europe, the group’s combined resources and expertise allow ARRI Rental to develop and roll out exclusive, proprietary technologies. These include the ALEXA XT B+W and the ALEXA 65, a large-format solution for high-end theatrical motion pictures, comprising a 65 mm digital cinema camera, custom-designed prime and zoom lenses, and fast, efficient workflow tools.

Recent productions serviced by the group include: Thor: Ragnarok, Blade Runner 2049, Mary Magdalene, Solo: A Star Wars Story, Avengers: Infinity War, Altered Carbon, Bright, The Greatest Showman, Gerald’s Game, The Mountain Between Us, American Made, Marshall, Breathe, Okja, Doctor Strange (ALEXA 65 only), Passengers (ALEXA 65 only), War for the Planet of the Apes, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (ALEXA 65 only), Live by Night (ALEXA 65 only), Ghost in the Shell (ALEXA 65 only), Transformers: The Last Knight, Life, Captain America: Civil War (ALEXA 65 only), The Great Wall, Divergent: Allegiant, Game of Thrones and Snowden, amongst others.

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