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AED Rent Becomes Largest European Stockist of GDS LiteWare with Substantial LiteWare HO Acquisition.

AED Rent Becomes Largest European Stockist of GDS LiteWare with Substantial LiteWare HO Acquisition.

gds-aed_stock_production.jpgMulti-award winning company, GDS (Global Design Solutions) has announced the appointment of AED Distribution as its exclusive distributor for Benelux as part of a deal with its equipment banker AED Rent. Equipment banking means AED Rent rents equipment to AV professionals only. AED Rent now holds the largest stock of GDS LiteWare anywhere in Europe.

AED Rent is part of the AED group and is the leading equipment banker for the professionals in the AV industry with subsidiaries across Europe. With over 31 years' experience AED Rent carries an extensive portfolio from leading manufactures, ranging from lighting and sound products to video, electricity and accessories, holding extensive stock including over 44 miles of Truss in its Belgium warehouse. AED Rent delivers leading brands in to the rental market including, L'acoustics, Clay Paky, GLP, Varilite, Yamaha, QSC, Robert Juliat, and Avolites and provides a complete rental solution to the event industry.

AED Rent committed to an order of two hundred pieces of GDS's LiteWare HO (High Output) and as part of the agreement AED Distribution was appointed exclusive distributor for GDS in Benelux. AED Distribution will distribute the entire GDS product portfolio in to the Belgium, Luxemburg and Holland territories.

Andy Duffield, International Sales Manager EMEA at GDS commented: -

“We are delighted to welcome AED on-board as our Benelux distributor and thrilled that they have made GDS LiteWare their choice of LED solution in such a competitive market place. AED are an industry leader and it is a fantastic opportunity for GDS as a UK manufacturer to be synonymous with the AED brand”.

Hans Vanderheijden, MD of AED Distribution, commented:

“AED Distribution is dedicated to distribute the best brands in the industry. GDS offers a high quality products with truly innovative technology. The combination of Equipment Banking to AV professionals only by AED Rent on the one hand, and distribution of the product by AED Distribution on the other hand, has always been a success formula”

Launched in 2010 following the success of LiteWare UL, LiteWare HO is a high output version offering 80Watts of LED power and is twice as bright as LiteWare UL. Designed to be completely compatible with the existing LiteWare range, the LiteWare HO product is the same footprint as the standard version and is calibrated to deliver colour-matched output. W-DMX or SHoW DMX controlled this adaptable fitting can be used as a stand-alone unit charged by an individual power-supply, multiple fittings can be charged in LiteWare's custom 4 or 6 Way charging flightcase. A floor bracket is also available allowing the fitting to be mounted at any angle for versatility. LiteWare has successfully sold all over the world and is ideal for applications that require quick and easy installation in a cable free environment

AED Distribution joins GDS established global distribution network, including distributors across Europe, the USA, Australia, Asia and the UK. For a full list of GDS distributors visit

GDS is a multi-award winning UK Manufacturer with a diverse range of technology-based products. Based in Bristol with offices in the US, GDS specialises in lighting and control solutions and has seven innovative brands in its product portfolio. In addition GDS has recently launched a special projects division offering a manufacturing solution for any one off application for entertainment, television, corporate and permanent installation.

For more information visit, or contact the sales team on 0117 3250063 -, For all US inquiries please contact

AED Group

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