Pearce Hire provides full technical production services for outdoor events around the UK, regularly supplying over 2,000 events per year at festivals, for tours, exhibitions, architectural installations, sporting and entertainment productions. And so the demand for easy-to-construct, versatile staging structures are something Pearce Hire have frequently been asked to specify.
To address this growing demand, Pearce Hire’s latest addition to their extensive hire stock has been a Prolyte Arc Roof staging system, supplied by Stage Electrics. Stage Electrics have distributed Prolyte for over 15 years so were an obvious choice for Pearce Hire to approach while making this investment.
“We’ve got a significant amount of Prolyte kit already – trusses, towers, rigging towers and accessories. So we were already familiar with the quality of Prolyte products and ease of handling,” said Jim Brown, General Manager, Pearce Hire. “We were particularly attracted to the Arc Roof system because of its well-considered assembly process which is critical to the challenging set-up times our client projects often involve.”
The Prolyte Arc Roof System has a fixed construction, based on 3 inward-curving trusses which are mounted to side masts. It offers different configurations with optional side sheets and has an effective, small to medium-sized roof system, incorporating non-climbing towers, an arched truss roof, ground ring for reduced ballast requirements and PA branding wings – all of which are appealing features for many users.
Brown commented: “It is ideal for live production, product launches, awards ceremonies and more besides. Prolyte’s innovative design allows a significant loading capacity on the 8m by 6m Arc Roof structure which we have invested in – providing just under 2 tonnes of UDL. We were also attracted by the updated system which incorporates box corners to enable PA wings to be added more easily than before.”
Paul Hadfield, Distribution Manager for Prolyte Products was pleased to help: “Prolyte take pride in our association with Pearce Hire – who has been a loyal customer over many years with a notable inventory of Prolyte and LiteDeck staging products. We are very happy to now include an Arc Roof System within their range and look forward to a continuing relationship with them. I was impressed with the knowledge demonstrated by all the Pearce Hire team and the facilities at Pearce Hire HQ were perfect for training the whole team on this latest addition to their stock.”
Since its delivery, the Arc Roof has already been active for a recent festival, and an urban running event. With the Autumn and Christmas seasons underway, it has also been specified for several Christmas Light ‘switch on’ events and outdoor Winter festivals in late 2018.