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Stagemaker Hoists for Eurobasket

The Žalgiris Arena is an indoor arena in the New Town of Kaunas, Lithuania. The arena is located on an island in the Nemunas River. It is the largest indoor arena in the Baltics.

The maximum capacity for basketball games is 15,442 seats, and 16,160 seats for concerts (when the stage is in the centre, and 11,256 when stage is to the side of the arena).

The Žalgiris Arena has replaced the Kaunas Sports Hall as a major venue in the city. Construction of the arena started in September 2008, the main contractor for the arena is Lithuanian construction company V?tr?na with Chief Architect - Eugenijus Miliunas. The total cost of the arena is estimated to be 168.8m litas (50 million Euros). The arena was opened on 18 August 2011 with a Eurobasket 2011 basketball match between Lithuania and Spain.

BLLC has installed four Stagemaker SM10 hoists and has made all fittings and construction to accommodate the one ton scoreboard. The  Stagemaker SM10 chain hoists can lift loads of up to one ton, at a speed of four metres per minute. They are distinguished by their high degree of reliability. Several thousand of them are used all over the world and benefit from the experience Verlinde has acquired over decades in the entertainment world. Furthermore, safety equipment such as electro-magnetic disc brakes and safety clutches are standard.

Verlinde's expertise, developed through having several thousand units of equipment operating in public areas, was a key success factor. "We chose Stagmaker because it's the leading brand in this type of hoisting equipment. Quality was very important for my client, JSC Virklund Sport, who supplies the scoreboard, "says Arnas Bazys, Deputy Director of BLLC.

BLLC Ltd produces, designs and sells load lifting equipment. The company started out offering small lifting equipment components like slings, hooks, manual chain hoists etc. to the market.

Rapid expansion of the client base prompted BLLC to widen the areas in which it specialises. To meet customers' exacting demands, requirements and expectations, the company developed, taking on more employees, specialising particularly in complex lifting assembly design, production and installation. Currently BLLC´s objectives are to continue leading complex projects, expand its production significantly and become a pioneering expert in the Lithuanian market.





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