Kyushu Butai switches to Prolyte
JAPAN: Yokohama-based rental company Kyushu Butai Co Ltd and it subsidiary, Hiryu Sobi, based in Nagaoka, have reportedly replaced their entire trussing and staging inventory with products from Prolyte. The decision was made following Kyushu Butai managing director Yoshinobu Yasunaga’s introduction to the brand and its StageDex system at the World Lighting Fair back in 2012. Prolyte was relatively unknown in Japan at the time and it was the products’ ease of use and setup that impressed Mr Yasunaga.
Both Kyushu Butai and Hiryu Sobi now possess Prolyte StageDex as part of their inventories after Mr Yasunaga convinced Hiryu Sobi’s general manager, Noritaka Kuwahara, of the products’ features. Included in each company’s Stagedex roster are telescopic legs, adjustable stairs, ramps and a range of other accessories, in addition to the decking.
The equipment has already been deployed for a variety of events, such as the inaugurations of the Trans-Kyushu Limited Express bullet train and the BMW i8, as well as the Louis Vuitton America's Cup World Series in Fukuoka. Impressed with the performance of Stagedex, both companies explored the possibility of expanding their inventories and took on Prolyte H30V truss for a trial period, which led to the switch to the manufacturer’s trussing.
‘The products we have invested in so far, really have paid off in respect to faster and safer performance,’ said Mr Yasunaga. ‘Prolyte supply first quality products and give high priority toward product and user safety. The fact that their roof systems are fully compliant to Eurocode is really important for our company. Furthermore, the investment in a worldwide recognised A-brand has stipulated the leading role Kyusu Butai play in Japan, offering our customers only the best of the best.’