Unusual Rigging and DTS² announce a new collaboration

17th June 2013

Unusual Rigging, the UK’s leading provider of rigging and technical solutions to the entertainment, architectural and event industries, has forged a working relationship with Dutch company DTS² (Dutch Theatre Systems) to introduce a new line of automation systems to the UK market.

Coming from a country which boasts more theatres than anywhere else in Europe, DTS² manufactures and installs a complete range of winch, hoist and control technology. In an announcement made at this year’s ABTT show in London, the two companies have joined forces to provide permanent installations in new build and refurbished theatrical, event and exhibition venues.

Speaking about the collaboration at the show Mark Priestley, capital projects manager for Unusual, said: “This development is an extremely exciting step for Unusual, as it allows us to broaden our range of services in the installation and capital projects sector to enhance our stage engineering offer. None of our installations are off-the-shelf: rather, using DTS²’s outstanding control technology, we will add the Unusual ‘magic’ by tailoring winches and control systems to suit each client and each installation. The alliance with DTS² gives us ‘another tool in the box.’ ”

DTS² is a well-established brand in northern Europe, where it enjoys an impressive track record of safety. All winches meet the industry recognised SIL3 safety standards and control is based on a well proven technology platform from BBH Systems – an acknowledged ‘standard’ product in an industry often lacking solid pedigree.

Existing installations by DTS² include the Cuvillies Theater, Munich; RAI in Amsterdam; Muziekgebouw aan’t IJ, Amsterdam; Paderhalle, Paderborn; Deutches National Theatre, Weimar; and Opera Garnier, Paris.

Henk Versteeg, who is responsible for international sales and new business at DTS² and joined Unusual on their stand, added: “We are delighted to be forming an alliance with Unusual Rigging, whose reputation is second to none. At DTS² our leading principle is the right technology with the right application and we never compromise on safety or quality. Our goal is to help our customers achieve their goals and this is made all the more possible by working together with Unusual Rigging.”

Mark concluded: “We are very enthusiastic about this new alliance with DTS² and to be bringing this proven alternative to the UK market for the first time. We now look forward to combining our efforts to provide bespoke solutions for permanent installations.”

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