Kinesys joins the TAIT group of companies

By on June 5, 2019

Lititz-based TAIT announced the purchase of Kinesys, a U.K. company that is a leader in motion control technology.

The news, announced Monday, is the latest acquisition for TAIT a market leader in designing, developing, and operating solutions for live experiences, including global, A-list performers.

Kinesys, a 16-year-old London-based company brings along 40 employees.
Since 1978, TAIT has evolved into a premier 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 yielding unparalleled ability to create dynamic, live environments.

According to a press release submitted Monday, Kinesys’ motion control technology, combined with the TAIT group of companies “yields unmatched capabilities in automation and show control and creates exciting opportunities for existing and future customers of both companies.”

Similarly, for 16 years Kinesys’ signature Elevation, Libra, and more recently Apex product lines have helped set the standard for modular automation.

Kinesys joins TAIT’s global network of over 700 employees in 12 office locations — TAIT has worked on projects in over 30 countries, all seven continents and even outer space.

TAIT’s impressive client list includes Taylor Swift, U2, Beyoncé, Cirque Du Soleil, National Theatre in London, The Metropolitan Opera House, NASA, and The Olympics.

Kinesys equipment is used on shows by artists including Ed Sheeran, U2 and Garth Brooks and in venues such as the Royal Albert Hall and Sydney Opera House. Kinesys serves customers worldwide from their headquarters in London, UK, their service and distribution centre in the USA and a global distributor network.

Shown (left to right) are Martin Honeywill, Dave Weatherhead, Kinesys CEO; Andy Cave, and TAIT Chief Creative Officer Adam Davis. Photo by Ed Williams.

At the heart of what Kinesys brings to the company is a design philosophy in creating products that work not just for the designer but also for the programmer and operator.
Central to the Kinesys product range is the ability for all elements of a system to integrate seamlessly for maximum flexibility and ease of use.

Together, TAIT and Kinesys will be working to link their automation technologies to allow Kinesys products to be seamlessly integrated in new and existing TAIT shows and installations.

At the same time, Kinesys will add some of the market-leading technology developed by TAIT to its offering making TAIT Navigator and TAIT products available via the Company’s global sales and distributor network.

Both TAIT and Kinesys have strong company values emphasizing quality, innovation, safety, and customer service all of which will continue to be at the core of the combined ethos. The companies will continue to operate as separate brands with all the existing contact details and staff remaining in place.

“I have long admired the amazing work that the team at TAIT have delivered over the years,” Dave Weatherhead, CEO of Kinesys.

He said TAIT’s ground-breaking touring shows and “epic” installations they really have earned their reputation for quality and innovation.

“This will take the choice of automation available to every tour, production, and venue to a whole new level,” Weatherhead said. “By sharing our respective experiences and expertise we can bring extraordinary solutions to an expanded customer base in integrated and affordable packages.”

In agreement is Adam Davis, Chief Creative Officer at TAIT.

“Kinesys’ success in show control and automation products is unparalleled,” he said. “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.”

For more information, please visit www.taittowers.com.

Patrick Burns is new editor for the Lititz Record Express. He welcomes your questions and comments and can be reached at pburns.eph@lnpnews.com or at 717-721-4455.

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