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Simply the best equipment and the most inventive minds

Is your project a live performance, a one-off event or an entire tour?
Are you searching for the best customized integrated AV and technological products for your installation or venue?
All of our solutions bring together quality, state-of-the-art equipment, with the best minds in the business. Experience optimal and efficient service, supported by our passionate and specialized professionals, dedicated at any time to meet all your needs.
We are committed to exceeding expectations whether your purchase or rent new or used equipment!

An unrivaled combination of expertise

Live productions – An impressive, ever-growing inventory of rental cutting-edge equipment and soft goods available and the experienced crews to realize all types of events.

Systems Integration – A team of experts who design, deliver, install and program audio, video, lighting, rigging, control systems and collaboration systems.

Equipment Sales – A vast selection of new and used equipment, at very competitive prices, from more than 300 manufacturing partners or designed by Solotech.

Service Center – A 24/7 call center with fast and efficient support, a team of certified technicians, service plans, remote or on-site assistance, maximization of equipment operating life.

We help make your moment momentous

We love what we do. Which is why we love what you do.

Our worldwide and world-renowned expertise in live productions, systems integration, sales equipment and our Service Center makes us the single source shop for audio, video, lighting, rigging, soft goods, control and networking, collaboration solutions and services.

No matter how big or small the show, we help you put it on and pull it off without a hitch.

Whether your project is indoors or outdoors, in a vast space or intimate venue, whatever your market segment, anything is possible.

With every performance, every meeting, we explore new ways of doing things, and push the technology boundaries, from application to applause. In boardrooms and on stages around the world, we offer the best audiovisual and entertainment technology solutions on the planet.

Among our satisfied customers and long-standing clients:

Céline Dion – Taylor Swift – Justin Timberlake – P!nk – Elton John – The Rolling Stones Bruno Mars – Paul McCartney – The Weeknd – Michael Bublé – Rammstein – Hugh Jackman Lady Gaga – Hillsong United – Kiss

C2 – Amazon – Walmart – Alibaba – Ubisoft – The Montreal International Jazz Festival – United Arab Emirates National Day – The Pan American Games – Osheaga Festival – WE Day

CH Group (Montreal Canadiens at The Bell Centre) – Rogers Arena – Staples Center – National Arts Centre – Burj Khalifa – D Hotel Las Vegas – CenturyLink Field – Bridgestone Arena – Caesars Palace

Our mission

Develop and implement innovative AV and entertainment technological solutions to create a unique experience every time, everywhere.

Our values

Passion– We pride ourselves on being dedicated individuals whose enthusiasm and inspiration are reflected in every project.

Innovation– We strive to push the boundaries of  originality, uniqueness and risk-taking to stay ahead of the technology curve.

Excellence– In our journey to become a reference in our field, we settle for no less than greatness, distinguishing ourselves from the competition.

Respect– We take every step with thorough consideration and transparency, making ethics and honesty our top priority.

Collaboration– Combining everyone’s strengths, we mobilize ourselves collectively  to reach our common objectives.

Our history

Since its creation in 1977, Solotech has grown from a local audio-only supplier to a global leader in audiovisual and entertainment technologies, innovating and expanding more each year.

Solotech’s vision remains the same to this day: to offer the very best processes, products and people for projects of any scale, anywhere.

1976

Denis Lefrançois receives the mandate from the Organizing Committee of the Montreal Olympic Games to handle all the audio for the Montreal Olympics.

1977

Solotech is created. Thanks to founders Denis Lefrançois and André Riendeau, in just one year they triple their revenues and quickly begin a series of acquisitions, expansions, and establish some very important long-term relationships.

1979

Solotech’s workspace grows from 1,200 sq. ft. to 9,500 sq. ft.

1981

A lease agreement for the Montreal International Jazz Festival is established. Then in 1982, rental agreements for Céline Dion begin.

1984

Though previously entirely dedicated to sound, Solotech now adds lighting.
The first contracts with Cirque du Soleil start.

1990

Solotech adds another expertise to its offer: video.

1995

Solotech's offerings keep growing with the addition of multimedia expertise.

2007

The opening of a new office in Las Vegas, Nevada. The first in the United States.

2008

The acquisition of Quebec-based Axion, and the start of rental operations in Quebec City.

New Solotech offices open, one in Saguenay and one in Ottawa.

2010

The Montreal head office moves to its current location, a 265,000 sq. ft. facility in the Hochelaga-Maisonneuve neighborhood.

2012

Solotech acquires Specs Audio located in Gatineau.

2013

Solotech has three new strategic shareholders: Claridge Inc., Desjardins Capital and Investissement Québec (IQ).

2014

The acquisition of Toronto-based Midnite Hour and PA and the start of rental operations in Toronto.

2016

Opening of two new offices: one in Nashville and the other in Chicago.

2017

Appointment of new President and CEO of Solotech, Martin Tremblay

Appointment of Martin Chouinard as President of the Live Productions Division, Canada

Appointment of Philip Giffard as President of the Sales and Systems Integration Division

2018

A new US head office opens in Los Angeles, California.

Solotech acquires UK-based audio services leader SSE Audio Group (SSE, Wigwam, Capital Sound and Sigma Products) located in Manchester, Birmingham and London.

Appointment of Mickey Curbishley as President, Live Productions Division in the USA and UK.

2019

Solotech builds upon its positioning in the United States with the acquisition of J Sound Services (JSS) in Nashville.

London-based BCS Audio Ltd joins SSE Audio Group.

2020

In February, Solotech acquires Pro Sound, Inc., a highly regarded audio, video, lighting and broadcast integration company, headquartered in Miami, Florida with offices and warehouses in Orlando, Pensacola and Los Angeles. Solotech also becomes the owner of Pro Sound, Inc.’s Stage Equipment and Lighting (SEAL) brand as well as affiliates Pro Sound CA, Inc., and Show Systems, Inc.

In October, Solotech takes ownership of Miami StageCraft, a lighting sales and integration company located in Miami, Florida.

Our companies

BCS audio

United Kingdom
BCS audio
BCS Audio is based in the South of England, supplying audio rental equipment and services for concerts, tours and major events across Europe. Alongside BCS Audio, BCS Manufacturing produces bespoke flight cases and fabrications for the live events and associated industries. Founded in 1990, BCS Audio became part of Solotech in 2019.
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Capital Sound

United Kingdom
Capital Sound
Capital Sound is a well-established audio rental brand, based in London and supplying equipment for concerts, tours, festivals and major events in Europe. Founded in 1979, Capital Sound continues to rank as one the UK’s leading sound rental suppliers. Capital Sound became part of Solotech in 2018, along with UK companies, SSE Audio and Wigwam.
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Miami StageCraft

USA
Miami StageCraft
Miami StageCraft is a lighting sales and integration company located in Miami, Florida.
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Pro Sound & Video

USA
Pro Sound & Video
Founded in 1975 by Rod Sintow, Pro Sound is renowned for its expertise in professional audio and video sales and systems integration. Along with SEAL and ShowSystems, acquired by Solotech in 2020, Pro Sound & Video provides a full 360o offering (sound, lighting and video) to clients from four strategic locations: Miami, Orlando, Pensacola and Los Angeles. The company designs, develops and integrates some of the most advanced audio/video systems in many of the most famous venues in the United States.
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SEAL

USA
SEAL
SEAL first opened its doors in 1967, driven by an enduring passion as visualists, and has worked on some of the best productions in Florida and the Caribbean. When Orlando city, in the US, began establishing itself as a center of immersive entertainment, SEAL was there opening its second office in 1984. The company is renowned for its expertise in professional lighting sales, installations and dry rentals. Today, as part of Solotech, SEAL delivers comprehensive integrated solutions for venues and productions across the nation.
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Show Systems

USA
Show Systems
ShowSystems is a full-service global event and production company headquartered in Orlando, Florida. It was founded in 1998 and acquired by Solotech in 2020. ShowSystems delivers the highest possible quality in audio and video event production. The company covers a wide spectrum of corporate events ranging from conventions, exhibitions, trainings, workshops and meetings as well as large scale music and performing art productions.
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SSE Audio

United Kingdom
SSE Audio
SSE Audio is the largest professional audio services supplier in the UK, offering comprehensive audio solutions and services. These include audio rentals for concerts and tours, sales of audio equipment, and integrations in a range of venues including bars and restaurants, concert halls and large-scale arenas and stadia. SSE Audio became part of Solotech in 2018, along with its UK partner companies, Wigwam, Capital Sound and BCS Audio. It operates from three locations in London, Birmingham and Manchester.
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Wigwam

United Kingdom
Wigwam
Wigwam has a reputation as a leading sound company, with rental clients including a number of high-profile touring musicians and bands. Wigwam’s venue integration business focuses on houses of worship, where it is a market leader for installations in historical and architecturally sensitive buildings such as churches and cathedrals. Wigwam became part of Solotech in 2018, along with UK partner companies, SSE Audio and Capital Sound.
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