2020 was of course a strange year for STS however, we have been able to not need to close our facilities for even a single day and have carried out the projects both online and on site.
In 2019 we did many projects like The Lion King performer fly Hamburg and the UK tour, Billy Elliot, Anastacia, Mary Poppins, Peter Pan, Witches of Eastwick and Harry Potter. For the first time our systems are used in an ice show of Holliday on ice. For performer fly 4x pendulums & 2x 2-D systems and 2x SIL3 winches for a led screen and a scenic element.
From 13th - 15th January CUE2020 will take place in Rotterdam Ahoy. This biennial fair for event, installation and entertainment technology provides a complete overview of technical facilities. At this meeting place for technicians in the event industry and performing arts, we are of course glad to see you at booth 1.302!
From 15th - 17th January CUE2018 will take place in Rotterdam Ahoy. This biennial fair for event, installation and entertainment technology provides a complete overview of technical facilities. At this meeting place for technicians in the event industry and performing arts, we are of course glad to see you at booth 207!
This year we have realized 6 flywall installations. Four of these involved conversion of control to SIL3: Diligentia in The Hague, Parkstad Limburg (Theater Kerkrade), The Rabotheater in Hengelo and De Lampegiet in Veenendaal.
The Beatrix Theater in Utrecht is being transformed with completely new winches. This takes into account a double capacity of 1000 kg which can be achieved by a counterweight or double scoring depending on the location of the winch. In Madrid, at the Teatro Coliseum, we have also installed winches and a new control system for Bodyguard.
Showautomation this year for On Your Feet in the Beatrix, Bodyguard, Bat Out of Hell, Miss Saigon Tour and Hamilton.
However, the year started with the completion of the Stage Around project with Robin de Levita in Tokyo where a new concept of the revolving stands saw the light.
This year was also the year of the official 15th anniversary of STS, resulting in a flying adventure with the whole STS team and the Consolidated Catalina PH-PBY.
From the moment, the location became available on Saturday, we had the STS and BVZ team in full force to move to the new alternative facility. The spontaneous assistance offered by many colleagues and acquaintances was heart-warming but also illustrative of STS and Bosman Van Zaal’s commitment to our customers and organization.
As explained, our service department is and remains fully operational. As from Monday morning 8th May, the office is operational and all our staff is available through the known (mobile) phone numbers and e-mail addresses.
On Wednesday May 10th, we have resumed production! The recent events do of course affect our projects. Our relations with projects which already are started will be approached by their regular contact persons.
Our shirt sleeves – also of our colleagues – have been rolled up and remain rolled up. In the coming period, we are ready to go with even more energy. Please adjust our new address in your business administration: Bedrijvenweg 24, 1424 PX De Kwakel, The Netherlands.
We are receiving a lot of support from customers and suppliers for which we are of course thankful and which strengthens us.
Thanks to cooperation of many, we have found today already a temporary alternative location on Bedrijvenweg 24. As we speak all sytems are being transfered.
It may occure that our phone accessibility is less than usual. As you understand we put much effort to handle this, so the organizations STS and Bosman Van Zaal will resume regular operation as soon as possible!
Friday evening at half past 10 a fire has started in one of the offices of Bosman Van Zaal. It concerns location Bedrijvenweg 10 in De Kwakel where STS is located as well. Due to the rapid and resolute acting of the fire department, the damage has been limited to part of the production halls and inventory. As the fire broke out while the company was closed, there was no personal injury. The offices and IT systems have been preserved, so all data regarding our projects and systems is secure.
We thank the fire department, the police and the municipality for adequate action. At this moment, we put all effort to assess the damage and resume normal operation as soon as possible.
For general questions and press, please contact Robert Pronk at +31 6 51835580 of firstname.lastname@example.org Regarding practical matters we ask our relations to contact their regular contactperson at STS or Bosman Van Zaal.
The damage caused by the fire that started Friday night in the premises of STS and Bosman Van Zaal at the Bedrijfsweg in De Kwakel, is limited thanks to the good performance of the fire department. We will put all our effort in to resume work activities as soon as possible and keep you posted.
Also this year many projects left our shop:
Showfloors and automation for Half a sixpence , Groundhog day, Aida Korea
Modifications for Phantom of the Opera Paris and Mary Poppins Stuttgart
Performer Flying for The Little Mermaid Japan 2,
Turtlles for Dirty Dancing
Desk Modifications for the Lion King Scheveningen
New Automation for The Lion King Madrid
Revolve control for the Dance of the Vampires Moscow
Revolving -Grandstand, -donut and -projections screens for Tokyo
See reference projects for more info, films and pictures
We had to wait a long time to make this anouncement, but now we can say that STS made the showdeck and automation for Harry Potters and the cursed child. Follow the link to read the critics:
Little while ago we got the order for the internationale tourset for the Blueman Group. At this site you find a new video showing the sliding led screens.
Opening of the show will be in Singapore.
Also the loadin for the new West-End Musical Motown is about to happen as well as the loadin for Sky, the new production of Robin de Levita in the Theatre Amsterdam. 2-D performer flying is part of the set.
Further we worked at the UK touring set of Billy Elliott which includes our performer fly system with our new Hempie operating station.
Hand to God is a muscial which we automated before in New York with our partner GSS. Now we will do another set in London.
Beginning of februari we will be working in the beautiful South part of our country installing a complete new control system at two huge truck lifts with spira Lifts and one stagelift.
Our next news item will cover more spectacular projects which we are not yet allowed te reveal ........
7 driving portal cranes each with 2 powerfly winches are now installed in the cityhall of the Kampanje Theatre in Den Helder- the Netherlands. This new developments enables to work at the whole venue with only 14 winches.
As you can see at this site we have a new logo fitting the line of our mother campany and shows the name the market is using: STS
This year the following projects are done by STS:
- Theatre Den Helder complete new hoist and lift installations in two venues
- Theatre Wageningen new SIL3 control flywall
- Theatre Heerlen new control lifts
- Mary Poppins UK tour
- Seven Brides
- Arirang Korea
- Love never Dies
- The body guard
- Hunger Games- Londen
On Broadway the following projects are automated by GSS in cooperation with STS :
- Hand to God
- Clinton the Musical
- Little Dancer
- Opera Euryanthe
- live television presentation with performer fly act of Peter Pan
- two presentations
The complete automation and showdecks for the Musical Billy Elliot and the musical Moeder ik wil bij de revue are made by STS. Soon more info.
For Mary Poppins Vienna, STS is responsible for the show automation inclusing the performer flying.
STS supplies the central chainhoist control system with rail system for the famous building
A laser barcode scanner is used to pair the hole and chainhoist represented at the touch screen
Show automation and showdeck for ...
the production in Moscow. See projects for more details
for Miss Saigon in the Prince Edward theatre STS supplied the complete automation
see details at the project description....
from the Prince Edward to the Piccadilly. STS installed a complete new flywall inclusing automation.
... the MDM theater of Stage Entertainment
... the MDM theater in Moskou. 22 vertical winches of 500 kg and 4 winches of 1000 kg.
in 2013 our systems were officially SIL3 certificated
For two theaters in the Netherlands, the Hague and Den Helder, STS will supply the flywall and all other installations.
In 2013 our systems were installed at:
Riga: winches and chainhoists for a culturehouse ordered by Prolyte
Netherlands Eindhoven Philips Natlab: central control and chainhoists in the old famous Philips Natlab
Netherlands Leiden de Nobel: central control, chainhoists and winches in two venues (in progress)
Netherlands Haarlem Philhamonie: moving floor for auditorium
Netherlands Haarlem Philhamonie: central control for chainhoists
Netherlands Scheveningen: Sisteract
Netherlands Utrecht: Jersey Boys
Netherlands Rotterdam: grid for circus school
Netherlands Amsterdam Theatre: scene around screens for Anne Frank (in progress)
Usa: Tour Phantom of the Opera
New York: Rocky (in progress)
London: Stephen Ward
London: The Curve Barbican: Ayse Erksmen exhibtion
And we finished the projects in Korea (Ghost), Japan (Little Mermaid) Spain (les Miserables)