05.04.2016 - 08.04.2016 — Hall: 3.0 Stand: A 15
Renowned as one of the world’s leading theatrical curtain manufacturers, J&C Joel has gone from strength to strength over the last four decades, and now provides a huge range of products and services for all aspects of the entertainment and live event industries.
J&C Joel is thought to have the longest tradition of textile manufacturing in the entertainment industry, with the in-house design team boasting more than 250 years’ experience in the manufacture of stage equipment and the textile manufacturing department offering upwards of 300 years’ collective experience in producing scenic items for large-scale global events.
The current CEO’s Great, Great, Great Grandfather – George Wheelwright - started in textiles in 1847, initially focusing on fulling – a process used the treat woven or knitted wool textiles to make them thicker, more durable and largely waterproof – before moving into high-end fashion textiles in later years.
J&C Joel itself was formed in 1974 to concentrate on the rag trade and soon started manufacturing the black wool serge that is used for theatrical drapes, stage masking and acoustic curtains and which has become the fabric backbone of the industry.
In recent years the company has been involved in the manufacture of large scenic items for the London 2012 Games and Paralympic Games and the Sochi 2014 Winter Games as well as major projects including the New York University campus in Abu Dhabi and the Venetian Hotel & Resort in Macau.
As a leading player in the manufacture and supply of flame retardant fabrics, flooring and machinery for the theatrical, event and entertainment industries, J&C Joel is committed to leading the way in terms of following responsible environmental policies and setting a positive example for the entire industry, ensuring all of the third party products it offers meet environmental standards, as well as the standard of quality expected by its customers..
J&C Joel – The Inspiration Behind the Performance
J&C Joel is one of the world’s leading manufacturers, suppliers and installers of flame retardant fabrics, drapery and stage machinery for the entertainment and events industries. From consumables such as gaffer tape and paint, to electric pilewind winches and orchestra lifts; from school halls to major auditoriums and performance venues, J&C Joel’s aim is to consistently deliver every project with the same courtesy, consideration and attention to detail.
With such a broad range of products and services, it is the knowledge, experience and professionalism of the J&C Joel team that has helped build the business and its reputation. The team is, indeed, its most valuable asset.
Unrivalled in their skills base, the manufacturing team is able to provide the most complex of backdrops, shapes and concept curtains. Maintaining a constant stock of 1,000,000 metres of fabric, J&C Joel gives its customers the choice of hundreds of fabrics in more than 700 shades and tones.
J&C Joel’s world-class Projects Department has grown to undertake projects across the globe. Experienced in design, project management, installation and commissioning, the team provides products and services encompassing projects as diverse as tracks for studios, complete acoustic solutions for performance venues, powered flying systems and even the restoration of iconic theatrical landmarks.
From its headquarters in Halifax, England, J&C Joel services the entertainment industry around the globe, exporting products and expertise to more than 75 countries. To continue their commitment to customer service, they have operations in Europe, Africa, the Middle East and Far East regions.
The company’s ambition is simple: to make the experience of buying from J&C Joel as easy as possible and to be The Inspiration Behind The Performance.