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4TH WIN AT EXSA AWARDS

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Gearhouse South Africa was the proud recipient, for the 4th consecutive year, of the Best AV Supplier Award at the EXSA (Exhibition and Event Association of Southern Africa) Awards held at The Forum, Bryanston on 26th November. 

Exhibition work is a very exciting market for Gearhouse Group. Their technical service appeals on both the Exhibitor and the Organiser levels and they have solutions for pretty much every size and type of display. There is a growing trend for buyers to want to engage with sellers in a face-to-face scenario and according to the Gearhouse team, exhibitors are using a variety of technology combinations to engage the senses in that interaction. Luckily the Group has the flexibility to continually diversify to meet the needs of this industry.

Feb 2, 2015 Read More

VIPER HAT TRICK FOR GEARHOUSE

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Gearhouse Durban were the first adopters of 12 MAC Viper Profile’s for the Group, but shortly thereafter and based on the feedback from Durban, the Johannesburg branch took a bold step and added 60 Viper Profiles. Almost a year later the opportunity came for the Cape Town Branch to look at phasing out some of the more tired MAC 2000 Profiles too. 

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SPLITBEAM SUPPLIES WARHORSE

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South African audiences were captivated as War Horse, brought to South Africa by Pieter Toerien and the National Theatre, played at The Teatro, Montecasino in Johannesburg recently. The show then moved to Cape Town at Artscape Opera House from 5 December 2014. Technical support in both venues was from Gearhouse Splitbeam.

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NEW BEACON OF HOPE BLAZES ON SIGNAL HILL

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A shining “beacon of hope” on Cape Town’s Signal hill comes in the form of the 24m high “SunStar”, a dramatic artwork by Artist and founder of the Robben Island Art Company and Trust (RIACT), Christopher Swift. The work was unveiled on 19th November after three years in the making. It is one of the biggest pieces to be exhibited as part of the World Design Capital programme and coincides with the South African 20 Years of Democracy celebrations. 

Feb 2, 2015 Read More

SPOTLIGHT: ANDRÉ MATTHYSEN

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For Sets, Drapes, Screens (Pty) Ltd’s Operations Manager, Andre Matthysen, landing a job which takes him ‘beyond his limits’ on any working day, has meant the difference between having a job and having a career.

Andre comes from a non-technical business background (branch manager / area manager / operations manager) working in the retail space and attributes his managerial skills as much to managing the varied aspects of retail stores as to the NQF level 6 diploma in management he undertook at the time. “I always knew that that the path I was on would not be the final path for me but in that environment I learned a great deal about people, how to work with them as well as client relations which has stood me in good stead”.

Feb 2, 2015 Read More

TUNNEL OF REMEMBRANCE

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Participants in the CANSA Relay for Life Corporate event on 20th September got to experience a 12m journey through the “Tunnel of Remembrance”.

The unique tunnel structure was sponsored for this event by South African specialist design and manufacturing company Gearhouse In2Structures, one of the Gearhouse Group of Companies. In2Structures used an adaptation of their latest and smallest venue design known as the Midi Dome to create the environment. 

Oct 21, 2014 Read More

SET TO SERVICE THE WESTERN CAPE

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Set construction and installation company Sets, Drapes, Screens, or SDS, is part of the Gearhouse Group of Companies and has been successfully servicing live events, venue requirements, television productions, custom exhibition stands and brand activations in Gauteng and the Western Cape for the past 6 years with set requirements as well as a variety of large format screens and draping. 

Oct 2, 2014 Read More

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