Intralite Expands Robe Inventory

Photo: Louise Stickland

Slovenian rental company, Intralite, has expanded on its Robe lighting inventory with a purchase of 12 MegaPointes fixtures from native distributor, MK Light Sound.

In the last 18 months, Intralite has also invested in Robe Spiiders – 24 in total – and MMX WashBeams, all of which have been added to its existing Robe rental stock.

Intralite’s owner, Ales Pirman, explained there is plenty of business in the dynamic Slovenian market which is action packed for a small country and in-demand for numerous international events due to its central location, landscapes and environment.

Pirman attended the demo staged by MK Light Sound. “I needed a hybrid that I could use in any location and for any type of event – a wide application fixture is important for smaller markets like Slovenia, (the total population is just over 2 million) and this can be a beam, a spot or a wash, and is also great for concerts and music shows,” he stated.

He recently used the new Robe MegaPointes, alongside around 150 other Robe fixtures across 2 sites on an event for the Petrol Group corporation at Ljubljana’s Gospodarsko Razstavišče Sejem. They were also encouraged when Slovenia’s largest rental company, Event Lighting, committed to buying Spiiders, knowing there would also be good cross-rental opportunities, and this same pattern also applied to the MegaPointes.

Robe MMX WashBeams were chosen as a good all-round multi-purpose fixture and now, with the MegaPointes on-board, these will be a great compliment and another option for creating spot, wash or beam looks. Intralite has invested in Robe equipment since the company started in 2004, all of which has been supplied by MK Light Sound.

The very first purchases were Robe’s 575 XT Wash and 575 Spot AT series. From there, the company moved on to Robe’s then workhorse 1200 AT series, of which 20 units are also still working. The purchases continued with 600E Beams, LEDBeam 100s, PARFect 100s and 2 BMFL Blades which are primarily used as follow spots.

“The decision to invest in a premium brand from the start has opened many doors in expanding the company and its business,” he explained. “All the serious players in Slovenia are using Robe. The quality of the products is excellent and Robe really has its eye on the ball right now, and can offer a great range of products whatever the application.”

Over the time he’s known Robe, Pirman has seen the brand develop and grow. “The products are innovative and interesting and they always seem to keep one step ahead of everyone,” he stated, adding that the ‘multi-purpose’ concept at the heart of Robe’s current product design makes it an even more attractive investment proposition.