Federico Sainz (BALS CEO), Daniel Lema, MD of Robe Argentinian distributor TSD Group, Daniel Bordino (BALS technical services manager) and Hugo Mossi, (BALS commercial manager) (photo: Louise Stickland)
Argentina - BALS - Buenos Aires Live Show - one of the best known rental and production companies in Argentina, specializing in sound and lighting for large shows, concerts, festivals and tours, recently purchased their first Robe Pointes.

The company was founded in 1992 and occupies a large warehouse space in the Caseros area of Buenos Aires city, with around 17 full time employees and around 40 regular freelance technicians and engineers.

BALS also works in other parts of Latin America, most notably Paraguay and Uruguay, and they service the technical requirements worldwide for acclaimed live art / performance troupe Fuerza Bruta. They supply around 200 shows / tours / projects a year and also look after some high profile installations including the busy Teatro Coliseo in Buenos Aires.

The fixtures were delivered by Robe's Argentinian distributor, TSD Group. The fact that TSD had stock at the time was just as well, as the 12 units went straight out on a job the day they were delivered ... and have not stopped working since. They have been part of the lighting rig for Spanish punk outfit Ska-P, Grammy-Award winning Spanish pop singer & songwriter David Bisbal among many others.

"This is, of course, what all hire companies want," says BALS technical services manager Daniel Bordino Daniel. "The Pointes are far more versatile, multi-functional and high impact than the other product we were considering, and it's been a great decision."

(Jim Evans)

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