With 2015 now a distant memory 2016 is already proving to be a busy year for our European installation service team and in house event flooring manufacturing team with projects ranging from custom logo mats for Coca Cola to artificial grass event installations for leading cosmetic brands.
Currently underway we have two projects running for two major sports brands which requires installations in Madrid, Paris, Turin, Milan, Florence, Munch, Cologne, Manchester and London. During this project we have had vans based in Europe since the first week of January and will remain until the last week of March before returning to the UK. Moving each project overnight location to location ready for the next event installation including visiting each location more than once.
During the projects we have had two crews of installers one with each van to allow for a speedy installation and remove of the artificial grass surface along with a cushioned shockpad which is installed first followed by our own unique locking system to ensure a safe surface for the various sports played on them during filming. During the Paris installation our installers were also involved with the installation of 200sqm of Hand Ball hardwood court flooring of course once they had removed the artificial grass.
It may sound glamorous travelling to all these exciting cities with days of waiting between installation and removal… but the truth in reality is sleeping during the day ready for a nightshift with travelling through the Austrian Alps during the night and not getting to see any of it…. And on many occasion’s travelling on roads covered in snow and ice in the middle of the night! Along with spending hours waiting at airports to catch flights to the next location and meeting up with the other installation team. (Inguss Liepins – Lead installer)
Evergreens have years of experience in the event flooring industry with first-hand experience installing at many of Europe’s largest film studios and exhibition halls along with a good working relationship with many of the associated trades including lighting, choreography, location services and photographers giving us an excellent insight to the requirements of each trade.
This project has involved……
1 – 25 Hour Ferry Crossing
12 – Flights to move installers to location
3 – Drives through Mont Blanc Tunnel
6 – Channel Tunnel Crossings
2 – Installation Vehicles
1 – Ferrari simulator (not strictly work)
For any event flooring project contact our friendly sales staff who will be able to assist you in finding the perfect surface and provide prices for your requirements.