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Tait Acquires Stage Technologies and Delstar Engineering
Tait has announced the acquisition of Stage Technologies and Delstar Engineering. This acquisition sees the merger of the world’s market leaders in the field of automation, staging and engineering for the live entertainment industry. The enhanced capacity of the groups provides the ability to offer unrivalled technology and expertise across the globe from locations on the East and West coasts of America, Belgium, Macau, Hong Kong, the United Kingdom, China and Australia. The increased breadth and depth of the company will provide clients with an extensive palette of cutting edge technologies, which will include eChameleon, Navigator, F:Light, Sculptor toolkit for 3ds Max, plus a comprehensive range of winches and staging solutions for concert touring, theatre, corporate events, film and television and permanent installations.
Both companies are well established in the field of automation with Tait focusing on the touring market and Stage Technologies on permanent installations for opera houses, theatres and other permanent large-scale installations; alongside automation rental for London’s West End and beyond. Adam Davis, partner, Tait Group commented: “Over the last few years we have seen the advantages of transferring knowledge and working practices from concert touring to other markets, such as corporate and theatre to provide our clients with more efficient and cost effective staging and automation solutions. As the creativity of our clients continues to push the boundaries of technology, the amalgamation of Stage Technologies and Tait will allow our teams to respond to these needs with greater resources and provide better value engineered solutions. Mark Ager, CEO Stage Technologies Group added: “We are very excited to be joining forces with Tait. Not only will our clients benefit from our increased capacity, but by unifying our engineering, design and R&D teams, we will be able to offer a greater diversity of both hardware and software across the globe.”
In the course of the next few months, the companies will be working to provide integrated services for their combined client base. Kevin Taylor, president of Tait/FTSI remarked: “We are delighted to be joining forces with Stage Technologies, as both companies have a great synergy in our core values and are dedicated to the provision of first class customer service. Going forward, we are committed to combining resources to provide quality engineered products, while continuing to support all of our current technology out in the field. We are confident this merger will be greatly beneficial to new and existing customers across all markets.” Frederic Opsomer, CEO of Tait Europe added: “We really welcome Stage Technologies into the Tait group, as this is an excellent platform to provide an established infrastructure for Tait Europe to provide automation to meet the ever growing demands of our clients and to provide integrated scenic and automotive packages.”
30th July 2013
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