TAIT and Kinesys join forces, uniting the global leaders in entertainment automation under the TAIT group
(London, UK and Lititz, PA) – June 4, 2019 – TAIT (formerly known as TAIT Towers), a market leader in designing, developing, and operating solutions for live experiences, is excited to announce that Kinesys, a leader in motion control technology, has joined the TAIT group of companies. The combination yields unmatched capabilities in automation and show control and creates exciting opportunities for existing and future customers of both companies.
Since 1978, TAIT has been a premier global provider of advanced creative, engineering, and automation services to the live entertainment industry. At the core of TAIT’s technology offering is TAIT Navigator, a proprietary automation and show control platform capable of controlling machinery, lighting, audio, pyro, fountains, and other special effects yielding unparalleled ability to create dynamic, live environments.
Similarly, for 16 years Kinesys’ signature Elevation, Libra, and more recently Apex product lines have helped set the standard for modular automation. At the heart of the Kinesys design philosophy is creating products that work not just for the designer but also for the programmer and operator. Central to the Kinesys product range is the ability for all elements of a system to integrate seamlessly for maximum flexibility and ease of use.
Together, TAIT and Kinesys will be working to link their automation technologies to allow Kinesys products to be seamlessly integrated in new and existing TAIT shows and installations. At the same time, Kinesys will add some of the market-leading technology developed by TAIT to its offering making TAIT Navigator and TAIT products available via the Company’s global sales and distributor network.
Both TAIT and Kinesys have strong company values emphasizing quality, innovation, safety, and customer service all of which will continue to be at the core of the combined ethos. The companies will continue to operate as separate brands with all the existing contact details and staff remaining in place.
Dave Weatherhead, CEO of Kinesys: “I have long admired the amazing work that the team at TAIT have delivered over the years. From ground-breaking touring shows to epic installations they really have earned their reputation for quality and innovation. Being able to bring that magic to our Kinesys family of customers and rental partners is exciting. This will take the choice of automation available to every tour, production, and venue to a whole new level. By sharing our respective experiences and expertise we can bring extraordinary solutions to an expanded customer base in integrated and affordable packages.”
In agreement is Adam Davis, Chief Creative Officer at TAIT, “Kinesys’ success in show control and automation products is unparalleled. We believe that offering the power of both Kinesys and TAIT to our customers creates a market leading platform. Together TAIT and Kinesys will continue to develop cutting-edge automation technology, to focus on our core client bases, and to provide the highest level of excellence and service to our customers.”
TAIT is a world market leader in designing, constructing and delivering the finest live event solutions. Whether creating awe-inspiring spectaculars, complex touring stages, theatre engineering solutions, brand activations or cruise ship installations, TAIT delivers world-class solutions for live experiences. With its proprietary entertainment automation platform, custom-made products, and creative engineering, TAIT’s cutting-edge offerings continue to advance industry standards and exceed client expectations. As a global network of over 700 employees in 12 office locations, TAIT has worked on projects in over 30 countries, all 7 continents and even outer space. TAIT’s diverse group of clients include Taylor Swift, U2, Beyoncé, Cirque Du Soleil, National Theatre in London, The Metropolitan Opera House, NASA, and The Olympics.
For more information, please visit TAIT
Kinesys is a technology company specializing in the design, manufacture and sale of motion control systems for the entertainment industry. These skills go hand in hand with a service-driven approach to their customers and a keen desire to listen to and act upon feedback from users ‘in the field’. Clients include some of the world’s most iconic venues and largest rental companies. Kinesys equipment is used on shows by artists including Ed Sheeran, U2 and Garth Brooks and in venues such as the Royal Albert Hall and Sydney Opera House. Kinesys serves customers worldwide from their headquarters in London, UK, their service and distribution centre in the USA and a global distributor network.
For more information, please visit Kinesys
Photo Credit: Ed Williams
From left to right: Martin Honeywill, Dave Weatherhead, Andy Cave and Adam Davis.