Elan Inventa equipped its first sports arena: Zlatorog Sports Hall in Celje marks a breaking point in the development of the company.
A special place among our reference projects is taken up by the 5,500-seat Zlatorog Sports Hall in Celje, Slovenia, equipped with Elan Inventa’s telescopic and fixed grandstands, handball goals and protection netting, portable basketball backstops and other sports accessories required by a multi-purpose sports hall, all manufactured to the European standards applicable to the halls hosting top sporting events. The hall has already hosted the 2004 European Handball Championship and EuroBasket 2013.
Two EuroBasket 2005 halls in Serbia and Montenegro
The Belgrade Arena, Serbia, one of EuroBasket 2005 venues, was fitted with baskletball backstops, handball goals, tunnels, and protective netting.
The Morača Hall in Podgorica, Montenegro, also a EuroBasket 2005 venue, was one of Elan Inventa's most demanding projects. The hall was equipped with parquet floors, basketball backstops and scoreboards.
A brand-new sports hall in Skopje built for the Women's European Handball Championship
With its 6,500 seats, the Boris Trajkovski Sports Hall in Skopje is the largest facility of its kind in Macedonia. It is equipped with telescopic stands, sports flooring, seats and other sports equipment. The layour of coloured seats makes up a Macedonian flag.
Elan equips three halls for Croatia hosting world's best handball players.
The Spaladium Hall in Split, which hosted the Men’s World Handball Championship in 2009, was fitted with telescopic grandstands, dividing curtains, wooden sports floors, and other equipment. All the equipment in the hall is IHF and FIBA certified.
In addition to the Split Arena, Elan Inventa also supplied its products for the halls in Zagreb and Varaždin.
Malmö Arena, Sweden
For the Malmö Arena in Sweden Elan Inventa supplied telescopic seating systems with 2,500 seats. The Arena has a capacity of 12,000 for sporting events and up to 15,000 for concerts. It is the home hall for the local ice hockey club, and a World Handball Championship venue in January 2014.
New Sports Hall, Žirovnica, Slovenia
A new multi-purpose sports hall called Pod Stolom (at the foot of Mt Stol) opened its door in the municipality of Žirovnica. The hall features a telescopic seating system with tip-up seats for 468 spectators, a competition-level climbing wall, dividing curtain that divides the hall into two separate units, and a full range of apparatuses and equipment for other sports. Next to the hall is a multi-games area with a handball and two basketball courts, and an athletic track.
The Stopiče Sports Hall near Novo mesto is the home arena of the Krka Novo Mesto Women's Handball Team. Elan Inventa fitted the multi-purpose hall with IHF-certified handball goals, other sports equipment, and a climbing wall. We also equipped a small gymnasium, teachers' rooms, and changing rooms.
Goražde, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Elan Inventa equipped, through partial donation, two school gymnasiums in Goražde, which had burnt down during the war. These sample sports halls demonstrate simple reconstruction of the existing sports halls.
The Police Academy’s Sports Hall is a brand-new facility in Danilovgrad, Montenegro. Elan Inventa supplied and installed all sporting equipment for the main and training halls. The venue boasts the largest artificial climbing wall in Montenegro.
The outdoor stadium for athletics competitions, featuring a 200-metre track, was supplied with sports surface and a complete range of track and field equipment. Apart from the stadium, Kumonovo also boasts a new sports hall, fully equipped with Elan Inventa's products.
Women's Handball World Championship, Brazil 2011
For the first time in its rich history, Elan Inventa fitted world chamipnship venues outside Europe. The 16 premier-quality IHF- certified handball goals were presented to the world public
during the Women's Handball World Championship in Brazil, in December 2011. The handball goals were designed in the traditional Brazilian yellow-green colour combinations.
Stožice Arena, Slovenia
The telescopic stands for the Stožice Arena were one of Inventa’s biggest projects both in terms of complexity as well as scope and project deadlines. The company also provided other sports equipment for this venue, with most its products holding FIBA certificates.
In addition to telescopic seating systems in the main and training halls, Elan Inventa supplied Connor Sport’s portable parquet flooring, portable basketball backstops, basketball goals for the training hall, Stramatel scoreboards for the main and training halls, scoreboards in the judges’ and players’ locker rooms, dividing curtains for partition of fixed upper bleachers, parquet protection tiles, soft padding in the training hall, demountable fire staircases, as well as tennis, badminton, volleyball and table tennis equipment for both halls.
The EuroBasket 2013 finals were also staged at Stožice.
Söderköping and Jönköping, Sweden
Teleskopic seating systems featuring a special backrest bench were installed at the Söderköping Hall, Sweden, upon successful completion of another one in the increasing series of projects in Scandinavia. Another Scandinavian project included the theatre seating system at Jönköping, Sweden.
Friends Arena Stockholm, Sweden
Friends Arena in Sweden is one of the most modern football stadiums in the world. It complies with all the standards for the organization of the biggest sporting events. Elan Inventa supplied and fitted the stadium with unique outdoor grandstands, manufactured to all required standards. Elan Inventa takes great pride in the design and installation of these 20-row telescopic stands with over 2,000 seating places.
Most Innovative Brand
Twice in a row, in 2013 and 2014, Elan was awarded the prestigious title of the "Most Innovative Brand" by the German organisation Plus X Award. The brands distinguished by this award are chosen for their outstanding achievements in the areas of quality, design, ease of use, functionality, ergonomics and ecology. Receiving this award has certainly been a validation of our vision for Elan to become number one in sporting goods innovation.
First mobile and modular children's playground
In Radovljica, Elan Inventa presented the prototype of the first multi-purpose mobile and modular children's playground that can bring joy to our youngest in its summer or winter form.
This playground prototype made by Elan Inventa is primarily intended for animation and educational programs for children up to six years of age.
The product consists of a telescopic mechanism and a storage part. The telescopic mechanism extracts into a bleacher or a slope. The storage part contains all the equipment needed for playground assembly, as well as didactic (self-teaching) tools and apparatuses.
With railings put in place, the surface becomes a fenced multi-purpose games area, whose aim and shape may change depending on the apparatuses placed on the platform. The support structure and the slope are assembled from modules, again depending on the location and intended use.
Pale, Sarajevo (Bosnia and Herzegovina)
Bosnia and Herzegovina saw the opening of a new sports hall at Pale, the first large project the country has seen in quite a long time. The hall was officially opened by Milorad Dodik, President of Republika Srpska.
Two skate parks were constructed in Žalec and Brezovica. The product has been tested and approved by the Biotechnical Faculty of the University of Ljubljana.
Waldorf School Ljubljana
The Waldorf School in Ljubljana was an extremely demanding project that included several new products. We regard the hall as one of our important achievements that is both visually rewarding and highly functional.
All who saw the London Olympics of 2012 and Queen Elisabeth's June 2012 festivities will appreciate the fact that for these events Elan Inventa supplied the material which was used in the setting up of demountable outdoor stands, in particular the Velodrome and the beach-volley sites.
Anglo-American School, Bulgaria
Elan Inventa secured two projects in Bulgaria, providing telescopic stands, height-adjustable wall-mounted basketball goals, dividing curtains as well as volleyball and other equipment for the Anglo-American School, and ceiling-mounted basketball goals for the Academic stadium.
Elan Inventa completed its first project in Austria. The sports venue in Kapfenberg features Elan Inventa's telescopic stands which are currently our best selling product that can help the company expand into new markets. Still, we aim to strengthen our international presence with other products which we believe are attractive for European as well as world markets.
Women's World Handball Championship, Serbia 2013
In December 2013 girls were also presented with an opportunity to test Elan Inventa's handball goals at the world cup.
With 23 rows, more than 1,400 seats and and over 8 metres in height, the town of Roskilde, Denmark, boasts what is currently the highest telescopic stand in the world.
On account of its height, a separate TUV certificate has been obtained for the structure. The stand, featuring an electric friction drive and laser-based technical solution for optimal opening and closing, is Elan Inventa’s another major achievement in the category of telescopic stands.
This is Elan Inventa's first project in the demanding Belgian market. Our experts have found an ideal solution to the investor's request that the name ‘LESSINES' should be displayed through the arrangement of seats when the stand is open or closed. Spacing between first-row seats can be extended to ensure disabled seating.
First sports hall in Kazan, Russia
In September 2013 we supplied and installed all the equipment for the sports hall in Kazan, Russia. The school is located in the newly built area of the town called the ‘Sun City'.
The renovation and fitting out of sports halls to host EuroBasket 2013, which was held in Slovenia in September 2013, was taken over by Elan Inventa. The four venues - the Bonifika Hall in Koper, the Zlatorog Hall in Celje, the Podmežakla Hall in Jesenice, and the Stožice Arena in Ljubljana - welcomed Europe’s 24 top national teams competing for the prestigious title of EuroBasket Champion from 4 to 22 September 2013. The championship was a huge success for Slovenia, and for Elan Inventa.
Transflex innovative system
If you wish to see the world’s most advanced telescopic seating system currently installed, you will have to go to Leipzig, Germany. Elan Inventa, the company behind this outstanding achievement, managed to meet all the requirements of its highly demanding customer – Leipziger Messe – in record time. At the end of 2012, the innovative solution proposed by Elan won the tender over many other large and internationally renowned European companies.
Sweden hosted the EuroVision Song Contest 2013, where 39 nations competed for the prestigious title of the European Pop Music Champion. Elan Inventa installed 2,500-seat grandstands at the Malmö Arena, known as one of the most modern multi-purpose arenas in Europe.
Men’s World Handball Championship, Spain 2013
A year after the Women's Handball World Championship in Spain 2011, Elan Inventa manufactured special-edition handball goals for the Men’s World Handball Championship in Spain. For this special occasion, our products were painted in the traditional Spanish yellow-red colour combination.
Sports hall of the Alojzij Šuštar primary school in Ljubljana
The new complex of the primary school boasts a large sports hall with 560 seats on an electrically-operated seating system, and a complete range of equipment for PE, recreational activities, sports practices and various events.
Sensory room in Kamnik, Slovenia
CIRIUS KAMNIK – Elan Inventa was contacted by the investor who sought advice and assistance in turning available space into a sensory room. With no previous experience with such equipment, Inventa welcomed the opportunity with enthusiasm.
»Children with sensory processing disorders are unable to play by themselves as they have trouble performing complex movements, changing their bodily positions, and responding to sensory stimuli. The decision was to make and equip a sensory room, a safe playroom with specially-adapted toys and a relaxation area were children could learn to control and respond to the stimuli from the environment under the careful supervision of their therapists. In this controlled and safe space, children can develop their motor, cognitive, social, behavioural and emotional skills. According to the available experience and study results, such treatment can help correct sensory deficiencies and help children lead a more independent life," CIRIUS staff explain the importance of the sensory room.
In equipping the room, we benefited greatly from the input of CIRIUS' special pedagogues. In addition to mats and soft wall padding, the sensory room now features a number of apparatuses attached to the wall using a special rail, as well as various types of swings, including cylinder- and trapezoid-shaped platform swings, tyre swings, hammocks, slides and trampolines.
We are thankful for the opportunity because the lesson we have learned has by far outweighed the effort invested.
School gym renovation projects, Slovenia
BELTINCI – Renovation of a small-sized gym consisted of new sports equipment, flooring, and hall acoustics. We are proud to have installed Elan Inventa's new product, ELASTAN SPORT flooring, and supplied the equipment which now forms an organic whole that such a sports hall needs to ensure quality performance and service.
TRBOVLJE PRIMARY SCHOOL – In a meeting the hall users and investors established that the existing equipment was run down, non-functional and, most importantly, hazardous to use. As a result, the original refurbishment of the hall's energy and acoustics systems was expanded into an overall renovation plan which aimed to improve the energy efficiency of the hall and set an entirely different standard both visually and in terms of intended use.
In Kraljevo we successfully fitted the large-sized local sports hall with a dividing curtain mounted at a height of 20m, electrically-hoistable ball-stop nets behind basketball goals, and movable basketball backstops, including Elan Inventa's new model of electrically-hoistable mobile basketball backstops.
The end of 2014 saw completion of another successful project in Croatia. After competing for the project for several years, Elan Inventa was finally selected as the supplier of sports equipment of the Mihajlo Prezelj Sports Hall, which now boasts Elan Inventa's ceiling-mounted and electrically-hoistable wall-mounted basketball goals, dividing curtains, a multifunctional climbing tower, gymnastics equipment and sports accessories.
One of Germany's largest multi-purpose arenas, ÖVB Arena, was fitted with four telescopic grandstands worth a total of over 250,000 euros. Every stand block consists of 6 rows, and opens and closes by means of a specifically designed trolley developed by Inventa to suit the needs of the project.
The Qatar Story
Redco Construction Almana, the leading Qatar construction company, has awarded Elan Inventa with a Certificate of Appreciation for the outstanding work done at the Duhail arena in Doha, which will host Men’s World Handball Championship in January 2015.
The Qatar project is by far the largest and highest-risk sports project of Elan Inventa.
More than 70 large shipping containers of material.Installation deadline more than 6 months. More than 500 normally 12-hour working days. Extremely demanding climatic conditions. Total order value: 4.8 million euro. Grandstands, seats, locker rooms, dividing curtains and netting for the new Duhail arena in Doha. Ring barriers, nets and other sports equipment for the multipurpose sports hall Lusail and Al Bin Hamad Al Attiya Arena in Al Sadd.
Scandinavia is without doubt one of our most important markets. In 2014 we supplied telescopic seating systems for UMEA SLIPERIET, NORRKOPING ABY, NORRKOPING VIKTORIANSKOLA, ESKILSTUNA CONCERT and SKELLEFTEÅ arenas in Sweden, as well as LYNGBY in VUC FYN in Denmark.
Children and Youth Sports School 3, Moscow, Russian Federation
A new sports centre in Moscow joins three gymnasiums of the secondary school that specializes in fencing and welcomes children and youth many of whom will make a name for themselves in the coming international competitions. In cooperation with Kompleks Sport, we supplied and installed a telescopic grandstand with 220 seats, and provided basketball backstops and handball goals. Special features of this projects include protective floor covers and a demountable stage where fencing events will be held.
Amsterdam, the Netherlands
Sporthallen Zuid was our first project in the Netherlands. We supplied the hall with two seating systems: a 6-row telescopic stand for approximately 400 spectators, and an additional fixed-seat 2-row bleacher. The hall features an innovative solution: the gap behind the stands was closed with a platform and with an ad-dition of side doors the place thus created was turned into a highly practical storage room.
Grbavica Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
We accomplished the project which was partly financed by a Slovenian donation of 240,000 euro. The multifunctional sports hall has 1,500-3,000 seats and is the third largest in the Canton of Sarajevo. The sports hall in Grbavica meets high European standards for most indoor sports and is also equipped for other cultural events. Grbavica is the largest sports hall in Bosnia and Herzegovina to be fitted in 2014.
J. Sandanski Sports Center, Skopje, Macedonia
The hall with a total capacity of 6,500 seats is suitable for various games and activities, recreational and official, as well as for concerts and other cultural events. Meeting the demanding EHF and FIBA standards, the sports centre will primarily be used by women’s and men’s handball club „Vardar“, but also for other national and international sports events.
After Leipzig, the state-of-the-art mobile telescopic seating system TransFlex was installed in another German town, Emden, in a project worth more than half a million euro.
We fitted the hall with telescopic seating system and supplied the seats for the telescopic as well as fixed stands. In addition, two dividing curtains were installed. The project was sponsored by the German Humanitarian Fund.
Klosterneuburg near Vienna, Austria
The sports hall in Klosterneuburg near Vienna was fitted with a telescopic grandstand with wooden tip-up seats. The seating system of four 7-row blocks features a total of 683 seats, of which 168 are upholstered and placed in the VIP area. All hall walls were padded with a special flame retardant material with excellent impact force absorption capacity to minimise the risk of injury. The hall was also fitted with new balcony railings and three electrically-hoistable ceiling-mounted basketball goals.
Men's World Handball Championship Qatar 2015
In 2015 Qatar will host the Men’s World Handball Championship, and has constructed three new halls in Doha to accommodate the event.
Elan Inventa provided all sports equipment for the Sports arena Duhail, and supplied the other two halls (Lusail multipurpose sports hall and Ali Bin Hamad Al Attiya arena in Al Sadd) with equipment for the main and training halls. For the fourth time in the last five years, the best handball players in the world will try to put the ball into the net of Elan Inventa's goals as many times as possible.
Basketball World Cup 2014 on Connor sports floors
Elan Inventa is a sole agent for Amercian sports parquet floors manufacturer Connor Sport. We are proud that Connor was the official supplier of the basketball courts for 2014 FIBA Basketball World Cup.
Kastel Novi, Croatia
Elan Inventa has equipped the sports hall in Kastel Novi, Croatia. The hall boasts Elan telescopic seating systems, ceiling-suspended and wall-mounted up-folding basketball goals, dividing curtains and electrically-operated protective netting, scoreboards and sports equipment for volleyball, handball and gymnastics, as well as wall padding and many other items.
Ystad Arena Sweden
In co-operation with Unisport, Elan Inventa has successfully completed the installation of fixed and telescopic grandstands at the Ystad Arena in Sweden. The grandstands consist of 16 blocks with 11 rows each. The seating system measures 87m in length and features a total of 2014 upholstered seats in the fixed and telescopic stands.
Row 6, traditionally intended for VIP guests, has acquired extra width to feature 30cm more space than the other rows.
Seats are available in three colours; all seats except the seats before row 1 are upholstered.
Naestved Arena Denmark
Another outstanding reference for Elan Inventa comes from Denmark. Besides being a completely new sports arena which is now fitted with Elan Inventa's telescopic seating system and seats in three colours and fully prepared to host the World Women's Handball Championship in December 2015, Neastved Arena features several solutions that have won high praise for their innovativeness and design.
Two of these deserve special mention:
- Our special swivel seat mechanism, which gives spectators an optimal view in both sporting and cultural events, rotates the entire seat including the backrest.
- Elan Inventa has developed and implemented a specially designed innovative »drawbridge« to allow access to the grandstand from the galleries.
The grandstand consists of 38 blocks (15 telescopic and 23 fixed, including 20 corner blocks).
Multihall Svenljunga - Sweden
The Multihall in Svenljunga, Sweden with its solid wood walls and large angle panoramic windows is really remarkable. Newly, this hall owns the Elan stands with extremely comfortable and top-level designed seats, accepting 214 spectators. We have also installed folding railings, which allow even faster and easier usage. For use at night, a modern LED lighting is available at the stand. The entire project was backed by our Scandinavian representative, Unisport Scandinavia AB.
Upplands Väsby - Sweden
240 Magic Auditorium chairs installed in our telescopic stand adorn the hall on the east coast of Sweden. The stand consists of three blocks of ten rows, with a total length of nearly 16 meters. It is yet another project conducted under the lead of our Scandinavian representative, Unisport Scandinavia AB.
Volkswagen Arena in Istanbul
Together with the new representative for Turkish market, we have equipped the Volkswagen Arena in Istanbul. The entire operation was carried out in very tight time schedules. The project of Volkswagen arena included the supply and installation of innovative stands Transflex with a total of 1324 seats. The first official match was played on Thursday, 5th November, as part of Euroleague Basketball when Turkish team Dogus Darussafaka competed with Russian CSKA Moscow.
Gymnastics Centre in Ljubljana
Gymnastics Centre in Ljubljana is furnished with certified equipment for competitions at the highest of gymnastics as well as of rhythmic. Dividing curtains enable a division of the hall into the competition part and training hall with gymnastic pit. In the competition part, the hall is completed with a balcony, where telescopic and fixed stands are positioned, offering a nice viewing angle and an overview over the entire ground floor. The centre has another small gym, which is also furnished with sports equipment, fully equipped fitness room with appliances, lockers, offices, etc. In addition, the outside part of the hall is equipped with interesting sports gear.
FSB, Cologne, Germany
Between 27 and 30 October, we once again presented ourselves in Cologne, in the largest fair of sports equipment in Europe. This time, we made the most of this opportunity to celebrate the 70th anniversary of Elan together with our partners. The fair can be assessed as very successful also from a business perspective, as this is a unique opportunity to enter new markets. We have no doubt that we will soon report on new projects, which were started just at the time of FSB fair, where for several years now only two Slovenian exhibitors can be found.
Another brand new attraction of the Planica Nordic Centre that can be used year round is the Zip-Line, which takes riders across the Planica giant hill in a wild ride that mimics the experience of ski jumping.
The upper station is located at 1,151.6m above sea level, and the lower station at 949m a.s.l. The elevation change totals 202.6m, the length of the wire rope is 566.06m. The average gradient is 38.33 degrees.
The zip-line can be used at temperatures between -10 °C and +40 °C and in all weather conditions, except during thunderstorms with the possibility of lightning strikes.
The minimum weight requirement is 40kg; the upper weight limit is 120kg. Zip-line riders must be at least 140cm, and not more than 200cm, tall.
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The Municipality of Ivančna Gorica built a new elementary school with a sports hall in Zagradec. The hall, fully equipped to cater to the sports needs of the school and the local community, was fitted with cabinet bleachers featuring 108 seating places. The double-layered diving curtain separates the hall into two spaces, both provided with sports games equipment. Elan Inventa also supplied the equipment for the outdoor playground that now provides small children with ideal conditions for play.
Tennis court became the hub of Slovenian handball
During the last August weekend, the tennis court in Portorož became the hub of Slovenian handball. Besides the evening Slovenian Supercup game between the clubs Gorenje from Velenje and Celje Pivovarna Laško, several matches in younger categories were also held. Elan Inventa’s IHF-certified handball goals, scoreboard and ball stop nets helped stage this spectacular handball event on a sports surface that had only once before been used as a handball court.
Streetbasket in Ljubljana
The centre of Ljubljana welcomed athletes again in August when its streets were taken over by basketball players. August 15 saw the National Street Basketball Championship Finals. The best teams competed for the national title as well as for the opportunity to play in international tournaments. Elan Inventa supplied the event with SPORT COURT flooring (top performance level, FIBA and IHF certified) and HYDROPLAY basketball backstops (FIBA certified).
For the Agnebergshallen Hall, Elan Inventa has executed a seating system consisting of 12 blocks with 6 rows each, featuring 678 automatic folding seats and a total length of 69.5m. It is operated by means of a friction drive. The seating system can be accessed from the balcony or the floor level.
This stand features an innovative, one-of-a-kind opening and closing system that was used in Uddevalla for the first time ever and is based on special air cushions attached beneath the stand and then inflated by compressors to lift the structure approximately 3cm off the floor. When the structure is lifted, only two operators are needed to move closed blocks and place them in the desired location, which ensures maximum flexibility of installation and meets the customer's top priority request.
The stand structure includes the first appliaction of compliant guides that allow the stand to be stored under a balcony. The concrete structure was fitted with fixed AUBA seats and safety side railings.
The project was carried out through Unisport Scandinavia AB, Elan Inventa's representative in Scandinavian markets.
Beachvolley in Ljubljana
In Russia we have commissioned a 450-seat system installed in a hall primarily intended for top-level cultural events. The seating system consisting of four 6-row blocks features an innovative solution: when folded, it stores under an arched balcony.
Access to the stand is from the stalls or balcony. The deck was covered in 5mm carpet in order to eliminate the sound of footsteps. The stands were largely manufactured and assembled in Slovenia and then transported to the site where final assembly and installed was carried out in a few days.
In Norway we have successfully completed a project in the city of Gjøvik. The trend of fully automated stands, which feature seats and decks that open and close with a push of a button, continues. The telescopic stand comprises 13 different seating blocks that can accommodate over 1400 people.
Elan Inventa has been appointed Sole Agent for CONNOR sports flooring and SPORT COURT for Slovenia and Western Balkans (ex-Yugoslavia). This marks another significant step in the sales and marketing of these US top-class sports flooring brands.
Two segments of manually-operated telescopic stands have been installed at the Sports Hall of the Lyngby Campus, Denmark. In designing the stand, Elan Inventa was focused on meeting the customer's wish for ease of use. The innovative stand now opens and can be extracted with a simple move of the hand. During the extraction, the backrests of hand-made wooden AUBA seats rise automatically, the self-storing barriers are put in place and the stand is ready to use as soon as the opening is completed. The two seating segments contain a total of 124 seats.
Mini Planica hill wins the hearts of children
In cooperation with Franci Petek, gold medallist of the 1991 FIS Nordic World Ski Championship, Elan Inventa designed and manufactured a miniature mobile ski-jumping hill in an attempt to bring ski jumping closer to the youngest children. The hill can be used all year, requires minimum space, and is very easy to install.
The 7-row seating system features a total of 70 upholstered seats. To increase the seating capacity of the venue, eight additional free-standing seats were attached to floor-mounted brackets. These seats are identical in appearance to the seats of the telescopic system, and blend into a harmonious whole.
Denmark is an increasingly important market for Elan Inventa. In Hammel the company has flawlessly executed a telescopic seating system featuring 10 rows of seating, self-folding guard rails, 705 seats and a total length of over 38 m. In reply to the customer's request for easy and simple stand operation, the stands are now operated by one button only.
The project Kopalnia Kultury, Czeladź, Poland
You never forget the first time and this is also going to be the case with our first successfully completed project in Poland. On the market that represents a new big opportunity and also responsibility for Elan Inventa.
We supplied telescopic stands with seven rows in length of 9.6 m. Built-in folding railings and side panels with wooden filler and floor coverings add the exclusivity to the stand, and the black color gives it elegance. Thus, Elan stands complement a very nice and modern cultural centre Kopalnia Kultury. Our compliments for this first project go to our partner Megan Seating for equipping our stands with their seats.
In Koblenz we renovated the largest sports hall named Conlog Arena. This was a huge project, as the total length of stands was 187 m. Opening and closing is fully automated. Thus, pressing the button automatically opens 2,120 AUBA seats and at the same time sets up the railings.
Stands with 8 rows are placed under the balcony. In the ninth row on the top of a balcony we installed a bench, thus optimizing the seating capacity.
In the German city of Konstanz we successfully delivered a dividing curtain that meets the strictest German regulations. The dimension of the curtain made of double artificial leather layer is 27.3 m x 10.4 m. Total weight of the system is 1,250 kg.
Subsequently, our customer sought a passable door through the curtain, so our designers successfully developed such door and adapted it to the object.
We have completed another major project with telescopic stands in Belgium. Telescopic stands of 9 rows accommodate over 1,200 people. Architects laid an extremely great stress on the coherence of all elements of the stand, and Elan certainly proved that we know how to listen to the needs and desires of our customers. The smart black and white combination of stands with PVC bench and hinged side railings is complemented by a PVC floor on a tribune platform. The operational accuracy of the stands is provided by built-in lasers. In any case, this is the reference which we can all be proud of.
Sarajevo, Ilidža, Hotel Malak, Bosnia and Herzegovina
With its new hotel Malak, Ilidža, a district in Sarajevo, acquired one of the most luxurious accommodation facilities as well as a contemporary, highly equipped multi-functional hall. Equipment with vertical and horizontal dividing curtains allows for a complete transformation of the hall depending on the user's needs - sports hall or a conference room. Athletes will most certainly appreciate the quality of the sports floor Connor NeoShock, ceiling-mounted basketball goals, volleyball and handball equipment as well as other small equipment by manufacturer Elan. The audience of conference events will experience the comfort of upholstered seats on Elan telescopic stands. This is definitely a reference that will convince future investors.
Lucerna College Anderlecht and Police Academy Hall in Asse, Belgium
The year 2016 poses a major milestone for us, as for the first time we equipped two halls in Belgium, not only with telescopic stands, but also with other equipment: wall-mounted baskets, wall bars, equipment for volleyball, badminton, mats, soft wall protection, ... For the first time we manufactured and built a dividing curtain, which was made according to customer's wishes, with the school logo. Both projects demonstrate a breakthrough among the keen competition of sports equipment providers in the country.
We equipped a new multi-purpose hall, which boasts six movable stands and seats that we have supplied for all telescopic and fixed stands. The stand can be moved around the hall using airbags and special hoist. This enables organizers to offer the viewers an optimal view of the goings-on, no matter what type of event is being organized. The project Partille required us to develop certain new seating forms. Thus, in addition to more than 3,500 Gold seats, we also supplied over 400 seats with ergonomically shaped back-rest and seats with special tables for journalistic purposes. The hall was given the title Venue of the Year 2016, which confirms that it is one of the most beautiful halls in Scandinavia. We are proud to be a part of this unforgettable story.
Rogaška Slatina with new stands and basketball goals
The Primary School 2 in Rogaška Slatina is entering a new school year with new stands and ceiling basketball goals. We renovated the lower part of the stand and added four blocks of transportable stands in the gallery. And children will be able to test their basketball skills with two new ceiling basketball goals.
We successfully delivered grandstands and Auba seats for one of the most modern halls in Denmark, the VALBY SPORTHALL.
The stand in a total length of 42 m is automatically opened by means of six motors and can accommodate 1,246 spectators. Stands are transportable, laser-guided and double-steered. They consist of double and single rows and have integrated stairs, which allow spectators to enter from the back side. The stairs are an integral part of the stands and open and close simultaneously with the stand.
The stand boasts of an innovative implementation of frontal railings, as after the usage they are preserved by lowering them into the ground and do not need to be dislocated and stored. Thus we made another step further towards the ease of use and maximum flexibility of our products.
School sports hall in Borås, Sweden
In Sweden, we successfully ceded for usage a project Almåsgymnasiet in the city of Borås, to wit a school hall. The stand has six rows with a total length of 35 m. A fully automated opening and closing of doors is enabled by means of friction motors and seats with automatic raising and lowering of the backrest. Provided is greater comfort of viewers, as all seats and backrests are foam-covered and upholstered. The stand can be accessed from the balcony as well as from the ground floor.
In Norway we completed the installation of the Stavanger project (Varhaug Idrettslag Sport Hall).
In addition to the stand, offering a total of 240 seats in six rows, we handed over for usage also 79 seats on a fixed stand.
Color combination of the stands and upholstering (grey - black - green and white) in combination with wooden panels on walls, radiates a typical Scandinavian style. Investor's desire for ease of usage was met with folding railings and folding side masks, which together with innovative AUBA upholstered seats enable fully automated opening and closing of the stand.
We have completed a new project on the demanding German market. In the city of Lohmen we conducted an assembly of a double-layer stitched curtain, which was made following a tender with extremely high criteria. This is the first project of its kind in Germany. For the accomplished performance we received a special commendation by both the client and the architect. The mounted curtain measures 22 meters in length and 7,5 meters in height. For the first time the 1400-gram artificial leather curtain was coated with fleece. The curtain holds all required certificates for acoustics. The project is extremely important for us as it opens new doors to such a demanding and competitive market as Germany.
Molnlycke Råda, Sweden
Elan Inventa has successfully completed yet another project in Scandinavia. In the Swedish town of Råda, we handed over the theatre grandstand with 325 extremely comfortable Magic seats for operation.
Almost 16 m wide grandstands with thirteen rows are positioned under the balcony. The stands are opened and closed using friction motor, which allows the user the maximum ease of use. Due to the different configurations of the stage, a partial opening of the grandstands is possible. The grandstand railings are of plug-on type, without filler and have wooden handle. The grandstand floor is covered with a special carpet, which makes walking on the grandstand practically inaudible. LED lights with white light were installed on the stairs, so that walking on the grandstand is safe even in the dark. The light intensity can be controlled, if necessary.
For the sports hall Klina we manufactured a telescopic stand with 666 seating places. The stand is 40 m long and consists of 9 rows. The supplied stand is currently the largest single project in this market and represents a great reference, for which we are confident that sets new standards for this type of equipment for Kosovo.
A special praise is also due to our distributor NT Sporting, which, in a tough competition, managed to successfully complete the business, and for its support in mounting the tribune.
SnowVolley Kranjska Gora
In February, for the second year in a row, a tournament in snow volleyball - SnowVolley Kranjska Gora 2016 was held at the bottom of the Kranjska Gora ski slope.
Once again, it required our assistance. Along with the organizers, we attended to sports, entertainment, recreation and the sun!
Sillamae - Estonia
We have completed our first project in Estonia. We have participated in the reconstruction of a school gym in the town of Sillamäe. For an investor we have also prepared and delivered a combined dividing curtain. In cooperation with an Estonian partner, we mounted the dividing curtain onto the facility. The facility was completed in a very short period of time. Although at first sight a small project, it is still very important to us, as it places us on the map of yet another European country and indicates good prospects for new projects in this market.
Našice - Croatia
In January 2016, we completed the installation of telescopic stands in a sports hall of elementary school Kralja Tomislava in Našice, Croatia. The sports hall is also a home sports hall of a local handball club NEXE.
In cooperation with our agent Brid d.o.o. from Čakovec, we have produced and installed telescopic stands offering 320 seats (Daplast CR2 chairs). There was not much space for the installation of new stands into the existing place, but thanks to experiences of our project engineers we managed to find an appropriate solution and thus offered the investor an option, that meets all the criteria of the biggest competitions. The Handball club Nexe is playing in Gazprom Regional SEHA-league, EHF Cup and the Croatian national championship.
Our compliments to Brid d.o.o. and good luck to the Nexe team in the remainder of this season and in all following seasons.
Skandeborg Arena, Danemark
Another of our stands with over 1,600 seats is situated of this year on in Denmark. The stand opens and closes automatically. In a closed position it is stored under a balcony. In this project we have developed special sensors, which control the opening and closing of the stand, as well as sensors for balcony fences.
Project management: @Unisport Scandinavia APS
School hall Malmö, Hyllievångskolan, Sweden
Sometimes the small stands are as demanding project as the large ones. This stand in the school hall has only 4 rows and 60 exceptionally comfortable seats with writing table and arm-rests. It is also very well adapted to users with physical defects, since the middle part of the stands can be manually shut. Thereby, additional space for access can be set free. All floorings are covered with carpet, which makes walking on the stand almost inaudible.
Project management: @Unisport Scandinavia AB
Arena Munktell, Eskilstuna, Sweden
In the Swedish city of Eskilstuna we delivered a stand with almost 1,800 seats. The stand comprises 9 rows in a total length of almost 130 m. All seats are padded and upholstered. The access to the stands is possible from the ground floor or the balcony. Stairs are illuminated with LED-profiles. Stands are therefore absolutely safe even in the darkened hall.
In addition to this stand we managed to place more than 2,400 Auba fixed chairs into the hall.
Project management: @Unisport Scandinavia AB
Aabenraa Arena, Denmark
Elan's stand with over 1,400 seats now adorns the Aabenraa Arena, Denmark. Opening and closing of the stand is fully automated. The stands are adapted also for disabled persons. We have installed 12 folding desks at seating positions, which are intended for journalists. Stands are featured with an important innovation allowing the user to open or close stands also in case of power or engine failure.
Project management: @Unisport Scandinavia APS
Modern concert hall in Switzerland
In Dübendorf near Zürich we equipped the most modern concert hall in Switzerland. The hall was fitted out with transportable, laser-guided telescopic stands as well as with fixed stands on the balcony. In closed position, the telescopic stands can be freely transported and used anywhere on the site. Fully upholstered chairs and upholstery meet the strictest fire-resistance standards. All the chairs also have arm-rests for maximum comfort.
The stands are designed to offer maximum flexibility and to adjust a part of the stands into the foot platform, which can, if necessary, be used as a mixing console. All elements of the stands were adapted to the hall, aiming to manage the stand as easy as possible. The hall, which can accommodate up to 5,000 people, is intended for congresses, concerts and various events and presentations at the highest level.
Project management: @Standworks Vertriebs GmbH, Austria
National Indoor Arena DUBLIN, Ireland
New market, new experiences.
In addition to two dividing curtains, we supplied the Dublin arena with 6 blocks of telescopic stands. All blocks are transportable using airbags. The risers are metal, which provides a really nice appearance of the stands. One block can be divided into halves and thus renders it possible to transport it out of the hall with a forklift and use it in a gymnastic hall, which is located in 200 m distant building. New feature: for the first time we manufactured the fastening of the transport block in a niche with a steel cable, which can be released in order to move the block out of the niche.