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Gearhouse South Africa invests in Astera
Thursday, 10 October 2019
astera-gearhouse-sa-img1050Nhlanhla Nkabinde (Gearhouse), Pierre Huskisson (Gearhouse), Jannie de Jager (DWR) and Peter Abrahamse (Gearhouse)
South Africa - Gearhouse South Africa (GHSA) became the latest rental company in the country to invest in Astera wireless LED products by purchasing 48 Astera AX3 ‘Lightdrops’.
Ever since DWR Distribution was announced as Astera’s distributor in June, Gearhouse SA’s then sales manager, Bill Lawford, lost no time in placing an order with Duncan Riley and his team for the fixtures required for a series of high-profile weddings in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo.
Johannesburg-headquartered GHSA supplied the full technical production for these events in conjunction with, and working for, Israel-based event producer Tali Yacobi.
In total, there were nine events related to three different weddings spanning a five-week period, for which it was decided to source all the kit from SA.
One of the specific needs was table centre lighting for the banqueting / reception elements of the weddings, staged in the brand-new event venue Fête Parfaite and also in the ballroom of the Pullman Hotel, both in central Kinshasa. The 48 AX3 fixtures were delivered complete with charging cases.
At the event, the AX3s which added colour and fun to the room with a range of twinkling and other effects that helped ramp up the excitement and atmosphere.
DWR has already made several major sales for Astera. “There is a real appetite for this technology here,” says Riley, adding that Astera’s have also been used on some major shows and events including the final of The Voice South Africa 2019.
(Jim Evans)

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