London- based automation and motion control specialist Kinesys has appointed Light Partner as its exclusive Danish distributor in the latest expansion of its global distribution network.
“As always, we select our distributors very carefully,” said Kinesys’ business development manager Mark de Gruyter. “Ideally, they should already have a good working relationship with a reputable hoist manufacturer, which Light Partner has with Columbus McKinnon. Apart from being a group of genuinely nice and dedicated individuals the company is very well established and respected and the perfect choice for our partner in Denmark.”
Light Partner also represents James Thomas and Litec trussing ranges as well as other brands including Vari*Lite.
“When we decided to take on motion control, it was very clear that Kinesys is the top-of-the-range so this, coupled with the synergy of our CM Lodestar dealership, made it an easy choice for us,” said Light Partner’s Stig Meyer Jensen.
He went on to say that Light Partner believes ‘advanced motor control’ is a key visual feature that will become increasingly common in all types of shows in the future.
Light Partner has already enjoyed success with Kinesys’ newest product offering, DigiHoist, as well as LibraCELL load monitoring products. As the Danish rental market is starting to emerge from the worst of the European economic crisis, the company is also expecting a healthy interest in the Evo vari-speed motor control system.
One of the first Kinesys sales for Light Partner was to leading Danish rental company Litecom, who purchased a set of six DigiHoist controllers and 16-channel handheld remotes together with a DigiLink which allows multiple units and handsets to be linked together for larger configuration requirements in their day- to-day use on shows and events.
The first deployment for Litecom’s new DigiHoist controllers was Sport 2011, an annual gala and awards event staged in Boxen. The rig featured over 100 hoists and half a kilometre of black Thomas SuperTruss, plus lighting, sound and video production.
Pictured l-r: Mark de Gruyter, Stig Meyer Jensen