Aggreko is the world leader in rental power, heating and cooling systems in the film and entertainment industry, and has been for over 25 years. From major motion pictures to sporting events and festivals, our customers partner with Aggreko for their temporary power, heating and cooling requirements because they know that the Aggreko team will do whatever it takes to ensure the successful and smooth running of their event.
Stuart McLaughlin, Event Manager AES AusPac at Aggreko, who loves the every changing environment that is events, give us a little insight into what he loves most about the industry and the importance of Aggreko’s alignment with the industry.
What is your favourite Australian event and why?
The Big Red Bash would be my all-time favourite Australian event – being able to put on an event in such a location is an incredible experience. In the past year, I really enjoyed working on WWE in Melbourne – to work on an event like the WWE was amazing, the sheer size of the build and the time we had to install and to pull down was mind blowing.
Why did you choose to work in the events industry?
I love the build up and hype of a stage event, the grand scale of a movie production, and the unpredictability of a live broadcast. No two events are alike.
What is the best advice you’ve ever been given in this industry?
The Show Must Go On!
Tell us why event organisers should choose Aggreko – what makes the company stand out in the industry?
Aggreko brings their expertise and equipment to any location, from the world’s busiest cities to some of the most remote places on earth.
Aggreko have partnered with the Australian Event Awards as a Major Partner and put their support behind Best New Event – tell us what New Events mean to you?
At Aggreko, we are all about recognising, developing and nurturing new talent, so it’s fitting for us to be aligned with the ‘Best New Event’ category. Supporting these Awards helps showcase one of our sectors at Aggreko that is not necessarily perceived as the biggest, but certainly one of the most interesting and exciting.
Aggreko have been working on a new product – can you tell us a little more about what it is and what it does?
We’ve recently launched our modular battery storage system called – Y.Cube. Our fully integrated, plug-and-play battery storage solutions ensure maximum system effectiveness and efficiency. All the information can be found here on our website – https://www.aggreko.com/en-au/products/energy-storage#View%20Products
Finally, what’s something not many people know about Aggreko?
The name Aggreko, is a combination of the Dutch word ‘aggregaten’ which means ‘generator’, and Koopmans (for Luc Koopmans), our founder.