Harkness Screens Highlights Commitment to African Market and Technological Advancements


31st May 2023 – Harkness Screens, a global leader in providing cutting-edge screens and solutions for the entertainment industry, reaffirms its dedication to the African market and its ongoing efforts to promote technological advancements. Through strategic partnerships and a customer-centric approach, Harkness Screens aims to shape the technological landscape and enhance entertainment experiences in emerging markets across the African region.

As an established company with a long history of providing screens in Africa, Harkness Screens recognizes the importance of events such as GITEX Africa Morocco 2023 in promoting technology and entertainment in the region. According to Tony Dilley, Senior Vice President of Sales at Harkness Screens, “Gitex Africa will enable an important entrance into the African market, and Morocco is well placed to be a gateway into Northern Africa.”

To stay ahead of the curve in an ever-evolving technological landscape, Harkness Screens constantly strives to improve its product portfolio. Recently, the company reopened its Technology Centre after a comprehensive refurbishment program, emphasizing its commitment to innovation. “We at Harkness Screens are continually looking to improve our product portfolio to benefit our customers,” stated Tony Dilley.

Having been active in the African market for over 30 years, Harkness Screens has witnessed significant changes and advancements in the industry, particularly in relation to emerging markets. Eric Martin, General Manager at Harkness Screens’ French manufacturing facility, highlighted the company’s ability to tailor products and solutions to meet the specific needs and challenges of the African market. He added, “Demospec has been supplying Screens to some African countries for a long time, thanks to this web of reliable installers that built highly valued relations there.”

Martin emphasized the company’s ability to manufacture high-quality screens on demand and efficiently supply the necessary paperwork and samples, thanks to its solid connections and reliable installers in African countries. “Connections between France and African Countries are solid and our capability to manufacture on demand high quality screens and to quickly supply requested paperwork ( e.g. Certificate of Origine) or samples is much appreciated.”

Supporting emerging markets is a key focus for Harkness Screens, which has formed strategic partnerships with leading organizations and industry experts across African countries. By combining technological expertise with local knowledge and networks, Harkness Screens delivers tailored solutions for the African market. According to Andrew Emmott, Vice President of Sales at Harkness Screens, “By engaging with local stakeholders, Harkness Screens increases collaboration and drives the adoption of technology in the African market.”

Looking ahead, Harkness Screens aims to be a catalyst for positive change in the African market by introducing innovative technologies. The company envisions bringing cutting-edge projection screens, immersive display solutions, and advanced image enhancement technologies to emerging markets. Through these innovations, Harkness Screens aims to elevate the quality of entertainment experiences, creating a more immersive and engaging environment for audiences in Africa.

Harkness Screens further remains committed to its mission of advancing technology, promoting entertainment, and creating a lasting impact in emerging markets across Africa. With its extensive experience and dedication to innovation, Harkness Screens continues to shape the technological landscape and drive the future of entertainment experiences.

About Harkness Screens

Harkness Screens™ is the world’s leading screen technology company, specializing in the design and manufacture of projection screens and supporting technologies for cinema and live events. From single-screen independent theatres to large multiplexes and large format immersive theatre experiences or live events, Harkness supplies thousands of screens every year, helping provide outstanding presentation experiences to audiences around the world.

With global reach, Harkness is regarded as the world leader in cinema and has screens in more cinemas worldwide than any other manufacturer. With its industry leading 2D and 3D screen brands (Perlux HiWhite, Clarus XC, Precision White, Nova and Spectral) along with an innovative range of presentation monitoring tools (Qalif), digital surveying services and suite of cinema design and specification apps, Harkness continues to lead the way in screen technology for cinema.

Founded in 1929, Harkness has manufacturing facilities in the USA, UK, France, India and China, and combines unrivaled experience with the latest technology and production methods to provide innovative solutions to the company’s key markets. For more information, visit the Harkness Screens web page at www.harkness-screens.com.

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