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retractable and mobile grandstands

Are you searching for high-quality (mobile) retractable grandstands for cultural, sports, corporate, and educational buildings? We are expert engineers and manufacturers of telescopic stands and mobile telescopic stands.

We manage the entire process from start to finish, including the initial sketch and preliminary concept with the project team, engineering, production, and turnkey installation.

Grandstand for Culture

For your theatre, multifunctional community centre, or (corporate) auditorium we custom engineer, with respect of the EU Standards, according to your demands and measures of the hall.

Grandstand for Sport

For your local sports hall, regional sport complex or multifunctional sport/event arena we custom engineer, with respect of the EU Standards, according to your demands and measures of the hall.

Grandstand for Outdoor

Our outdoor grandstand is a unique solution for events that need comfortable and covered seating. We engineer and produce the TO60 for example for event departments of cities.

We enjoy sharing these projects with you.

All our grandstands are custom engineered in co-creation with the (team of) architect(s), client, and end-user. We study different views to work to a custom-made solution. The synergy of expertise leads to innovative and leading solutions. 


As a team we are extremely proud, working with and for leading projects within and outside Europe. 


From tiny retractable grandstands up to large telescopic grandstands in complex arenas; we are proud of all our accomplished cooperation's. A selection of our completed projects is shown in our project portfolio.

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Sport

Arena Futuroscope Poitiers

For Arena Futuroscope in Poitiers we engineered, manufactured and installed the retractable grandstands with rigid chain propulsion. Our Italian partner OMSI produced and delivered the chairs for the fixed balconies and on our fully automatic grandstands.

Culture

Retractable stand HA Concerts Ghent

HA Concerts is a creative and necessary music house, located in a beautiful monument in the centre of Ghent. It builds bridges between different musical genres, with a focus on jazz and on adventurous music for young audiences.

Custom made design | from engineering to turn key completion

EN1090 Factory Production Control

The EN1090 certification is the foundation in fabrication of load bearing steel and aluminum structures like retractable grandstands. It signifies adherence to stringent quality standards mandated by the European Committee for Standardization (CEN), ensuring compliance with essential health, safety, and environmental regulations.

This certification underscores our unwavering dedication to craftsmanship, safety, and customer satisfaction, establishing us as a trusted provider of high-quality seating solutions.

Co-creation & project management

Our realisations are the result of co-creation. The approach where the architect, the user, the client and our engineering team work closely together enables all stakeholders to contribute their unique expertise and insights.

This streamlined approach allows us to work efficiently and effectively with all stakeholders to deliver innovative and high-quality solutions that meet expectations while pushing the boundaries of design and technology.

Engineering & Production

All the engineering, research & development and production of our retractable grandstands and mobile telescopic stands takes place in our offices and production halls in Oudenaarde.

From the initial idea to the engineering, possibly prototyping for new developments, to the final production and assembly of the parts: all steps are supervised by the project manager assigned to the project and the production manager.

Installation, completion & after sales

Preparations for transport, delivery, assembly, aesthetic finishing, calibration, delivery and comprehensive training are carried out by our own team of skilled and certified professionals.

For maintenance and support to any brand of retractable stand, you can rely on our maintenance and service team as part of an annual maintenance and service contract. Of course, we are also ready for interventions in urgent situations.

Insights from our experts and news from the industry

A retractable grandstand (also known as a telescopic stand) is a type of stand used in multi-purpose sports, cultural and educational buildings to make a hall multifunctional for different users and applications. The structure is designed to take up minimal space when fully retracted. When extended, visitors can be seated with a good view of the stage or playing field.

The Congress of the Netwerk Lokaal Sportbeleid edition 2024 will take place on Wednesday 20 and Thursday 21 April at the ICC in Ghent. This year's congress theme is "On track for success".
Team COS is looking forward meeting you at stand 45 were we present our latest innovation: the retractable grandstand without wheels!

Vakbeurs Sportaccommodaties is the go to exhibition in The Netherlands for professional suppliers in sports. As a visitor you will find all you need for sports and exercise environment. Visit us Thursday March 7th in EXPO HOUTEN.

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This Privacy Policy was last updated the 7th of May 2023

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