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Company Profile


Hybrid Dome Concept for a Tour through History


Media based attractions the big draw for guests


Founded in 1992 by Manfred Meier, Kraftwerk Living Technologies (LT) continues to be driven by an engineering passion for innovation and quality.


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Kevin Murphy, head of sales and marketing, Kraftwerk LT


ccording to Kevin Murphy, head of sales and marketing, the literal translation of Kraftwerk is ‘power plant’, which couldn’t be more fitting. Park World editor, Becci Knowles finds out why...


How would you describe Kraftwerk Living Technologies today?


I am biased, but I would say the company is agile and truly innovative, listening to what our clients want, and coming up with solutions that work. We apply the right technology to our client needs and requirements. The vast majority of the work we take on is for fixed installations rather than one off events and we pride ourselves on delivering reliability and ease of use in any system or product we provide. From the largest 4D theatre in the world to the smallest meeting space, it all means the same and we try to explore with our clients what they want to do, why they want to do it and our role is to take up the scope and deliver – sometimes to challenging timescales. Whilst the initial ambition of the company may have been local, we have grown in diversity and reach. Even in these current difficult days of Coronavirus we still have active projects in the USA, China, Africa, Asia and across Europe and the biggest change is in being a


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global company with the ability to work anywhere. The entertainment industry is global, and whilst its growth will probably slow for a year or two, it will grow again and clients are constantly seeking for new ways and new technologies and that is where our main skills lie. Our people know from true experience how to deliver challenging projects.


Our products range from the SFX seat for use in 4D theatres, through to complete installations of theatres. For our SFX seats we have a clever solution with special effects in the armrest, seats for electric or pneumatic use depending on the size of theatre and a range of budgets and we have built in ease of maintenance, quiet operation and sheer reliability along with a range of options offering smooth operation when programmed correctly. We want guests to come off a motion seat feeling excited and stirred by the story and not shaken. Our largest product is the Hybrid Dome theatre which I will describe a little later, originally designed for a science centre but now available for a themed attraction offering a flexible, dynamic and truly original immersive and educational space. Not only that, we have installed one so come and see it! We also offer a very special service with flying theatres where we have been responsible for designing and


AUTUMN PART 2 2020


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