AED group appointed as European Master Distributor for NEXT Truss

Steven Mansvelt (Managing Director - AED Rent), Wilfred Hovinga (Sales Director - Next Truss), Glenn Mollemans (Head of Asset Management - AED Rent), Ralph Stockley (CEO - Next Truss), Remo Martufi (Senior CCO - AED group), Berten Vanderheijden (Managing Director - AED Distribution), Martin Kuyper (CEO - Eurotruss Group), Hans Vanderheijden (CCO - AED group), Marcel Minnis (Operations Manager - Next Truss), Bart De Smet (Rigging Advisor - AED Rent), Pieter Van de Velde (Brand Manager Rigging - AED Distribution)

NEXT Truss has appointed AED group as its European Master Distributor for the complete product range.

As a total solution provider to the AV industry, AED group enables professional users to purchase, rent or lease products of the NEXT brand through its well-known channels. A professional discount structure aligned with AED group’s rental department will benefit every professional customer. Besides the popular 30cm and 40cm truss ranges, NEXT will also offer ladder, rectangular (36/100) and 52cm square truss, ground supports, towers and stage decks.

Glenn Roggeman, CEO of AED group, said: “For nearly 30 years we’ve set the industry standards with a leading brand in a loyal relationship. Despite this, recent events have resulted in an uncertain situation, without guarantees for the future vision, organizational structure, distribution policy, production capacity and delivery terms. These conditions made us decide to take a new direction, the NEXT chapter. We strongly believe in this new brand, its strong values and clear vision. With the addition of NEXT Truss to our product portfolio, we allow all our existing customers to acquire high-quality 100% compatible products. The recently launched Luxibel decks and truss products will be incorporated in NEXT. Our rental department will carry the full NEXT range, and will hold an impressive stock for dry-hire.”

Ralph Stockley, CEO of NEXT Truss, said: “It is with great enthusiasm that we team up with such a well-known player in the industry; AED group offers dry-hire, sales and leasing solutions under one roof. With this addition to our distribution network, they will provide our customers access to our products across a broad range of countries. Having worked with AED in the past, I am 100% confident they will provide a total solution for the market.”

AED group will become the exclusive distributor for NEXT Truss in Benelux, France, United Kingdom, Ireland, Italy, Spain and Turkey. In Germany AED group & Eurotruss GmbH will become exclusive co-distributors of NEXT Truss.