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COS

Creators of S P A C E

We are innovative specialists in sustainable development, engineering, production and installation of retractable grandstands and mobile retractable grandstands for culture, sports, corporate and education buildings.

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 projects 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 and complex arenas; we are proud of all our accomplished cooperations. 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

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.

From engineering up to completion

EN1090 Factory Production Control

Our EN1090 certified Factory Production Control safeguards through procedures, internal control, and external audit the permanent quality of our grandstands.

Engineering & Innovation

Our dedicated design & engineering department is working with Autodesk Inventor for (pre)design, investigate solutions for mock ups, and executes final engineering for production.

Production & assembly

The production and assembly of our grandstands takes place at our manufacturing facility in Oudenaarde. For specific parts, e.g. laser or bending parts, we can rely on our local supply chain partners.

Installation & completion

Delivery, installation, testing and completion on site is executed by our own skilled team of technicians. Skilled and certified professionals with a keen eye for detail, and health and safety regulations.

Insights from our experts and news from the industry

The development and market introduction of the retractable grandstand with rigid chain drive established the foundation for the continuous pursuit of sustainable solutions in our industry.

From 1 July 2014, all steel construction parts with load-bearing properties will be subjected to the EN 1090 standard. From that date on companies who bring steel constructions on the European market must issue a CE-Marking on the manufactured products.

We are present at leading trade fairs and congresses in Belgium, the Netherlands, Germany and France. With our partner network, we are also present at the most important expos in Finland, Sweden, Poland.

Privacy and Data Policy

This privacy statement provides information about the personal information that COS NV. collects, and the ways in which COS NV. uses that personal information.

Personal Information Collection

COS NV may collect and use the following kinds of personal information:

  • At cos.be, you provide your name and email address. That is the only information we have from you and all we need to operate the cos.be or the Website (“Website”) and downloadable content (“Content”).
  • We use third third-party vendors, identified below, to help with delivery of the Content and processing of your payment details. Those websites do not share any data with COS NV. For instance, we never see any of your payment details. Our payment processors, listed below, have their own privacy policies, data protections, and regulatory compliance procedures.

Legal Basis for Collection of Information

COS NV asserts the following legal grounds for collection of data:

  • Explicit Consent: When you sign up for the Content (either free or paid), or any other account at cos.be, you provide explicit consent for COS NV to collect the above listed personal information.
  • Contract: If you enter an agreement with cos.be for provision of services in exchange for payment, cos.be will be required to collect the above listed personal information.
  • Legitimate Interests: Finally, cos.be may have additional legitimate interests for the collection of the above listed personal information.

Data Processors

COS NV. uses the following data processors with respect to the personal information collected:

  • Zoom.com - Video Chat for Hangouts/Conference
  • Teams - Video Chat for Hangouts/Conference
  • Google Analytics - for website analytics
  • Laposta.nl - for newsletters services

Using personal information

COS NV may use your personal information to:

  • administer this Website and/or Content;
  • personalize the Website for you by displaying your name or changing the appearance of the Website according to your settings if you log in;
  • enable your access to and use of the Website, Content, and other services;
  • send to you the Content and account-related e-mail;
  • send to you statements and invoices;
  • collect payments from you; and
  • send you marketing communications.

Where COS NV discloses your personal information to its agents or sub-contractors for these purposes, the agent or sub-contractor in question will be obligated to use that personal information in accordance with the terms of this privacy statement. Except for the third-party vendors that collect your data separately when you sign up and pay, COS NV has never shared any of its user data with any third parties.

In addition to the disclosures reasonably necessary for the purposes identified elsewhere above, COS NV may disclose your personal information to the extent that it is required to do so by law, in connection with any legal proceedings or prospective legal proceedings, and in order to establish, exercise or defend its legal rights.

Securing your data

COS NV will take reasonable technical and organizational precautions to prevent the loss, misuse, or alteration of your personal information. COS NV will store all the personal information you provide on its secure servers.

Cross-border data transfers

Information that COS NV collects may be stored and processed in and transferred between any of the countries in which COS NV operates to enable the use of the information in accordance with this privacy policy.You agree to such cross-border transfers of personal information.

Children's Privacy

We do not knowingly collect or solicit personal information from anyone under the age of 18 or knowingly allow such persons to register with the Website or Content. If you are under 18, please do not send any information about yourself to us, including your name, address, telephone number, or email address. No one under age 18 is allowed to provide any personal information to or on COS NV. In the event that we learn that we have collected personal information from a child under age 18 without verification of parental consent, we will delete that information as quickly as possible. If you believe that we might have any information from or about a child under 18, please contact us.

GDPR Compliance

COS NV seeks to fully comply with the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Pursuant to this regulation. Consequently, you have the following rights on this website:

  1. Right to be forgotten: You may cancel your account at any time. If you wish your data to be permanently deleted, you may contact us at info@cos.be and it will be deleted within 72 hours.
  2. Right to object: We have never performed any data science projects on user data and do not anticipate doing so in the future. If, at some point in the future we determine a use for any sort of data science project on our user data, we will notify you in writing before doing so. In that event you may remove your contact data from any such project by emailing us at info@cos.be with the subject line “Opt Out of Data Science”.
  3. Right to access and rectification: You can contact us at info@cos.be at any time to access copies of all user data we retain for you. We will remove, update, or change any personal information about you from our servers immediately upon your request.
  4. Right of portability: We only retain your name and email address. Nevertheless, we will provide that information to you upon your request.
  5. Right to Restriction of Processing:

In addition to the above, an “unsubscribe” option is automatically included in the footer of all newsletters sent from the Website. This allows you to easily unsubscribe from any newsletters. In the event you unsubscribe, we will immediately stop sending you the newsletter.

Updating this statement

COS NV may update this privacy policy by posting a new version on this website. You should check this page occasionally to ensure you are familiar with any changes.

Other websites

The Website and Content contains links to other websites. COS NV is not responsible for the contents of those third-party websites or responsible for the privacy policies or practices of any third party.

COS websites: cos.be, costribune.be, costribune.fr. costribune.de, costribune.nl, costribune.eu.

Contact COS NV

If you have any questions about this privacy policy or COS NV ’s treatment of your personal information, please write by email to info@cos.be.

COS nv, Arend de Keyserestraat 8, 9700 OUDENAARDE - Belgium

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

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Cookies normally contain the name of the Web page from which they originate, the time for which they are stored on a terminal and a unique number". 

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