Kinesys Joins the TAIT Group of Companies

TAIT (formerly known as TAIT Towers), which specializes in designing, developing, and operating solutions for live experiences, has announced that motion control manufacturer Kinesys has joined the TAIT group of companies. The companies will continue to operate as separate brands with all the existing contact details and staff remaining in place.

“The combination yields unmatched capabilities in automation and show control and creates exciting opportunities for existing and future customers of both companies,” says TAIT in a statement.

Since 1978, TAIT has been a global provider of advanced creative, engineering, and automation services to the live entertainment industry. At the core of TAIT’s technology offering is TAIT Navigator, a proprietary automation and show control platform capable of controlling machinery, lighting, audio, pyro, fountains, and other special effects.

Similarly, for 16 years Kinesys’ signature Elevation, Libra, and, more recently, Apex product lines have become an industry standard for modular automation. Central to the Kinesys product range is the ability for all elements of a system to integrate seamlessly for greater flexibility and ease of use.

Together, TAIT and Kinesys will be working to link their automation technologies to allow Kinesys products to be integrated in new and existing TAIT shows and installations. At the same time, Kinesys will add some of the technology developed by TAIT to its offering making TAIT Navigator and TAIT products available via the company’s global sales and distributor network.

Dave Weatherhead, CEO of Kinesys, says: “I have long admired the amazing work that the team at TAIT have delivered over the years. From ground-breaking touring shows to epic installations they really have earned their reputation for quality and innovation. Being able to bring that magic to our Kinesys family of customers and rental partners is exciting. This will take the choice of automation available to every tour, production, and venue to a whole new level. By sharing our respective experiences and expertise we can bring extraordinary solutions to an expanded customer base in integrated and affordable packages.”

Adam Davis, Chief Creative Officer at TAIT, adds: “Kinesys’ success in show control and automation products is unparalleled. We believe that offering the power of both Kinesys and TAIT to our customers creates a market leading platform. Together TAIT and Kinesys will continue to develop cutting edge automation technology, to focus on our core client bases, and to provide the highest level of excellence and service to our customers.”

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Photo: (L-R) Martin Honeywill, Dave Weatherhead, Andy Cave & Adam Davis.Photo by Ed Williams.

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Michael Raine is the Editor-in-Chief at Canadian Musician, Canadian Music Trade, Professional Sound, and Professional Lighting & Production magazines. He also hosts the Canadian Musician Podcast.
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