Cast, which provides advice, arranges project studies, and sells and installs lifting structures, lighting and control systems, is the exclusive distributor for 15 brands with the aim, said company founder Silvio Cibien, of providing “quality products with true value-added”. The company will distribute Verlinde’s Stagemaker range of hoists, designed for the entertainment industry.

Cibien said: “Our partnership with Verlinde highlights our ongoing concern over the last 34 years of seeking the best products for our customers. Our awareness of the reputation of Verlinde’s equipment does not date from today and we are delighted to have this opportunity of working together.”

Michael Ghesquière, sales engineer at Verlinde, said: “The Verlinde brand is widely known in Switzerland, especially for its range of industrial handling products. Our Stagemaker range used essentially for scenographic equipment is in the early stages of distribution and for us the Swiss market is a great opportunity. Cast’s experience and know-how in the field will be of great help for our expansion in the country.”