The Arri Group is a global supplier of motion picture film equipment. Based in Munich, the company was founded in 1917. It produces professional motion picture cameras, lenses, lighting and postproduction equipment. Hermann Simon mentioned this company in his bookHidden Champions of the 21st Century as an example of a "Hidden Champion". The Arri Alexa camera system was used to film Academy Award winners for Best Cinematography including “Hugo”, “Life of Pi”, “Gravity”, “Birdman” and “The Revenant”.