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Mojo Barriers Acquired By Evago Group

l. to r.: Bernd Loy (EVAGO Group, COO), Lorenz Schmid (EVAGO Group, CFO), Goran Marincic (EVAGO Group, CEO), Alex Borgers (Mojo Barriers,
CEO), Cees Muurling (seller), Hedwig de Meyer (seller)

EVAGO AG, German event infrastructure provider, has acquired 100% of the shares in Mojo Barriers’ global crowd barrier business.

The EVAGO Group, which includes German full service event company BÜMO®, has taken a significant step in its expansion to become one of the world’s largest players in the growing live events market. By adding the Mojo Barriers range to its portfolio EVAGO Group also secures access to important international crowd management and event infrastructure markets.

Goran Marincic, CEO, EVAGO AG states:

“Thanks to this strategic acquisition, we will continue to strengthen our position in the international market over the long term and advance our growing event infrastructure capabilities with the global stock and team of Mojo Barriers. Renowned for quality, flexibility, knowledge, experience and reliability worldwide, we are delighted to welcome a strong brand that matches our group perfectly, which will accelerate the growth of both companies.”

Mojo Barriers, the leading provider of aluminium barriers worldwide for over 25 years, will remain a standalone company offering a comprehensive assortment of high quality, reliable crowd management solutions for festivals, tours, fashion shows, political, sports, corporate and cultural events.

Alex Borger, CEO, Mojo Barriers comments:

“We will continue to strengthen our market position as part of the EVAGO Group. The event infra-structure market is growing and is full of opportunities so I am confident future investments will allow our research and development department to continue to develop our product range to take advantages of those opportunities. Our customers and employees will benefit from the fact that Mojo Barriers is now part of a larger group of companies.”

Mojo’s main office locations in the Netherlands, United Kingdom, USA and Australia along with distributors in 20 other countries will continue to offer its global customers the same Mojo Barriers’ products. The additional resources of the EVAGO Group bolsters the range of products and services they can offer clients.

Cees Muurling, outgoing co-owner says:

“The EVAGO Group provides Mojo Barriers with a strong strategic partner and a new structure to develop the company. I am convinced that all sides will greatly benefit from this acquisition.”

This past summer, Mojo Barriers successfully supported tours by The Red Hot Chili Peppers (‘The Getaway World Tour’), Bruce Springsteen (‘The River Tour 2016’), Rihanna (‘The Anti’ World Tour’) and MUSE (‘Drones World Tour’), among others.

Hedwig de Meyer, outgoing co-owner concludes:

“Mojo Barriers’ products and employees represent quality and reliability. EVAGO’s values were very important to us when selecting a future owner and I am happy that we have found a great match. We will continue to remain closely connected to Mojo Barriers in the future and will continue to provide advice and assistance.”

Mojo Barriers US appoints New Vice President

Mojo Barriers US office announces the appointment of Dan Gormley as Vice President, joining fellow US Vice President Jordi van Berkum.

Dan states:

“I am delighted to be joining Mojo Barriers as the company prepares to introduce new product ranges into the US market. I have the upmost respect for Mojo and relish the challenge to continue to evolve and improve our effectiveness and reach, expand the offering to clients, while developing and further strengthen our brand.”

Dan’s eight years experience working in live entertainment has given him a deep understanding of promoter cost containment requirements, along with the development of both new processes and new products to reduce overhead production costs. Previous roles have spanned festival site development to design and construction of new live event facilities.

Dan will be based in Mojo’s Los Angeles facility.

Mojo Barriers Supplies Multiple Artist Tours Across The Globe

Mojo Barriers is supplying almost 2km of its specially designed touring barrier this Autumn to a range of this year’s most anticipated tours, November 2017.

With Mojo’s European office supplying tours including The Rolling Stones, Queens of the Stone Age and Queen & Adam Lambert, and the US office working with Katy Perry, Gorillaz, Guns N’ Roses, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Bruno Mars, 21 Pilots and Nick Cave, Mojo Barriers is in the midst of a busy touring season.

For Katy Perry’s Witness tour, the shape of the stage thrust required a carefully considered barrier configuration. The final design consisted of over 100m of barrier with many vario corners which enabled Mojo to create a flawless barrier set which followed the unusual contours of the stage perfectly. The system will be used for the remainder of the American leg and will continue to be used when the tour reaches Europe.

For The Rolling Stones’ European tour, No Filter, Mojo supplied a full front of stage set comprising of 200m of barrier. The creation of two VIP areas either side of the stage required a special configuration of barriers including six emergency exit gates. Mojo also provided a new product, Pipe & Drape, with 200m being used, along with two custom transport carts, to ensure the drape could be loaded and unloaded with ease.

Queen & Adam Lambert’s tour required full front of house and front of stage barrier sets. These comprised of 160m of barrier with a high number of fixed corners and a minimal amount of vario corners in order to create a continuous floor plate on the request of the project manager. The Mojo team are also continuing their longstanding relationship with production manager, Joel Stanley, by supplying a barrier set and heavy duty Diamond plates to the US and European legs of the Gorillaz Humanz tour.

Mojo Barriers’ European tour coordinator, Stanley Jilesen comments:

“Being an international company with offices around the world means that when an artist embarks on a global tour, we can ensure that they get the same high standard of service and equipment time after time, no matter where they are on the planet.”

Mojo’s UK & European teams are also supplying barriers to Queens of the Stone Age and Royal Blood, whilst its Australian office is supplying Midnight Oil. Through Mojo’s partnership with Stageco, it is also securing an ever increasing amount of work from its French office utilising its local Parisian stock

Mojo Barriers appoints New Budapest Distributor

A range of Mojo Barriers aluminium crowd safety barriers are now based in Budapest with the announcement of a new Mojo distributor giving convenient, cost effective barrier rental for festival  organisers and tours coming to Eastern Europe, November 17th, 2017.

A stock of Mojo Barriers will be permanently located in Budapest for rental and it has already been hired out to create the front of stage barrier for the Gorillaz concert, 13th November in Budapest, Papp Laszlo Arena.

Mojo’s project and touring manager Stanley Jilesen states:

“With the expanding live events market in Hungary and Eastern Europe, Mojo Barriers is proud to support organisers with local resource to help keep their events safe. Having worked with Sziget Festival for several years we are delighted to work with the innovators in this region pushing for higher standards.”

The new Hungarian distributorship is the company’s 12th along with the international offices in Netherlands, UK, USA and Australia. Growing this global network strengthens the ability to support world tours with local resources whilst also making it easy for festivals and concerts in the region to hire the range of barriers.

Dániel Benis, Sziget production director, comments:

“We wanted to deliver our events to the highest of international production standards, particularly when it came to the safety of our audience, artists and crew. Our experience with Mojo Barriers has been very positive so we are delighted to be able to offer their products to other events in the region.”