Technical Event Solutions invests in Robe ESPRITES

Photo: Louise Stickland

TES (Technical Event Solutions) has invested in Robe ESPRITE moving lights.

The company was started in 2017 by Alex Wilson, initially working from a 12 x 6-meter storage unit, and now occupies a 1000 square metre warehouse with 15 full-time staff. Wilson’s background is in stage lighting while his business partner Brett Armstrong comes from the world of broadcast AV and IT.

TES grew throughout the COVID-19 period, “I have a brilliant team here, and we can all multitask at times,” stated Wilson.

They have also acquired a couple of other businesses in recent years, one is an audiospecialist, plus an AV company all of which has strengthened the brand. The first eight Robe ESPRITES arrived in 2022 and TES now has more on order.

Wilson and the team started looking for a fixture with additional features and considered multiple options, receiving numerous product demos before making the decision. “The choice was made primarily based on the ESPRITES optical performance which “far outshone all the others,” confirmed Wilson.

The ESPRITES have been in action at the Rolling Meadows Festival in Waipara, Canterbury; for ballet productions at the Isaac Theatre Royal, Christchurch, and on the ‘Legends on Tour’ show throughout NZ, together with various corporate events and awards dinners.

Wilson originally encountered Robe as a brand around 10 years ago at a trade show, but when TES made its first moving light purchases, they started with an alternative brand which offered fixtures that were what it needed at the time.

As the work and company has moved rapidly forward, its needs for more complex lighting fixtures shifted and Robe was the brand of choice. 

“ESPRITES are a perfect fit for us at this moment,” Wilson concluded.