Aggreko Announces Global Partnership with Cirque du Soleil
GLASGOW, Scotland, December 3, 2013
GLASGOW, Scotland, December 3, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --
Aggreko, the global leader in the provision of temporary power and temperature
control services has today announced a global partnership with Cirque du
Soleil that will see Aggreko supply temporary power and temperature control
systems to Cirque du Soleil's big top touring productions for the next four
With extensive touring of its five big top shows, Cirque du Soleil requires a
professional temporary power supply and temperature control system delivered
with a consistent quality across all tour locations. Having vast experience in
supporting the global events industry, as well as a local presence in more
than 100 countries, Aggreko was an obvious choice for the Montreal based
global entertainment company.
Aggreko will provide an uninterruptable power supply to each event across the
USA, Canada, Latin America, Europe and Asia-Pacific. This will ensure each
location has a stable and reliable power supply which is completely
independent of the local electricity grid.
To ensure the safety of the performers and to maximise audience comfort, a
constant temperature must be maintained within the big top. With performances
taking place in a variety of summer and winter locations, having a solution
that works just as effectively in the Brazilian summer as it does in the
Russian winter is essential. Aggreko will employ a highly sophisticated,
integrated heating and cooling system to ensure targeted temperatures are
"Cirque du Soleil is very pleased to be partnering with the industry leader,
Aggreko, as a global sponsor of our shows over the next four years," said
Louis Malafarina, Cirque du Soleil Corporate Alliances Director. "This is a
fantastic alliance for us. Aggreko will provide a complete solution for
uninterruptable power along with an innovative and energy efficient
temperature control solution that meets the unique needs of our Big Top
Touring shows. Aggreko will provide an integral part of our infrastructure,
ensuring that our shows are performed to audiences all over the world."
"We are delighted to be partnering with such an iconic global entertainment
brand as Cirque du Soleil," commented Rupert Soames, Chief Executive of
Aggreko. "Our extensive experience in supporting major international events
along with our global footprint, make Aggreko an excellent match for Cirque du
Soleil's power and temperature control requirements. I look forward to a long
and successful partnership between our two organisations."
Aggreko plc is the world leader in the supply of temporary power and
temperature control solutions. Aggreko employs over 5,700 people operating
from 194 locations. In 2012 we served customers in about 100 countries, and
had revenues of approximately GBP 1.6bn (USD 2.5bn or Euros 2.0bn). Aggreko
plc is listed on the London Stock Exchange (AGK.L), is a member of the
FTSE-100 index, and is headquartered in Scotland.
Aggreko provides power and temperature control solutions to customers who need
them either very quickly, or for a short or indeterminate length of time.
Examples would be the supply of power to an industrial site which needs to
service its permanent power supply, supplying a whole city in times of power
shortage, or providing a major sporting event with power and cooling systems.
We serve our customers either through our 194 service centres, which we call
the Local business, or globally through our International Power Projects
In the Local business, which accounts for about half of our revenues, we hire
our equipment to customers, who then operate it for themselves, although we
retain responsibility for servicing and maintaining it. In the International
Power Projects business, which also accounts for about half of our revenues,
we operate as a power producer. We install and operate power plants and we
charge our customers both for providing the generating capacity, and for the
electricity we produce. We design and manufacture equipment specifically for
these requirements in our factory in Dumbarton, Scotland.
Recent customers include the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games, the
Vancouver 2010 Olympic Winter Games and the power utilities in over 50
countries including the UK, France, Angola, Kenya, Indonesia, Bangladesh,
Venezuela, Chile, Brazil and the USA.
In 2012 we fulfilled almost 45,000 customers' assignments and 70% of those who
responded to our research gave us a recommendation of 9 or 10 out of 10.
For more information please visit http://www.aggreko.com
Contact: Nicholas van Santen, PR & Communications Manager Aggreko EMEA, T:
+971 56 682 5978, E: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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