Following a meticulous design and testing process Stageco unveiled details of the company's ground breaking new Tower Staging system at this years' shows in Earls Court, London. The new system is significantly stronger, bigger, and, in-keeping with Stageco's approach to stage design, is a modular component system. This means the new XL Towers can be used in multiple configurations, allowing more flexible design on a larger scale than ever before.
Director Dirk De Decker was part of the development team and he explains:
“The XL Tower system has arisen from our experiences designing and building the extra large steel for the U2 360° World Tour. We learnt a lot about large scale fabrication, engineering and handling large steel components on site.
“While we've been developing our skills over the last two or three years working at that scale, we have also noticed an increased number of requests from clients to create larger scale staging designs. This XL Tower system should allow us to meet market demand for large systems for years to come.”
The new XL Towers have been designed for optimum transportation with a 2.2m square truss size fitting perfectly into sea containers. Its additional engineering strength means that Stageco can extend modular stages height and extend roof-span to now offer a 50m potential span. In keeping with Stageco's famed attention to detail, the new towers are user friendly and engineered with safety in mind, incorporating features such as ladders and resting platforms.
The first of the new XL Towers has been delivered to Stageco's Belgian headquarters, but it won't be there for long before 20 containers are dispatched for the systems first prestigious event in the Middle East later this year.
Stageco's CEO Hedwig De Meyer comments:
“Stageco is a company that thrives on continuously pushing boundaries. We are stimulated by working with creative designers who challenge us to deliver stages and engineering solutions that are beyond what has been previously achieved. I can only begin to anticipate what the world's leading designers will come up with given the extended possibilities our new XL Tower system offers – and we'll relish the challenges of course.”