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OUR HISTORY

SOUND SYSTEMS was established in 1988 with great passion and enthusiasm for music and sound by Charles Loram, who remained a member until his passing in 2015.


SOUND SYSTEMS
operated from the beginning as an Audio Visual and Events company, with a commitment to Service and the development of Technical skills in the Lowveld.


The Company grew with leaps and bounds into a Party Supplier and respected Technical Supplier and Technical advisor to the Municipality at the time of the building of our Nelspruit Civic Theatre as well as Supplier to the Provincial Mbombela Stadium as well as being the Property Maintenance on In-house Communication Systems and Entertainment Events for up to 40,000 pax outdoor events. The company supplied Technical support on major International Summits, Conferences, National Award ceremonies and National Corporate Ceremonies and Celebrations.


Soon décor, cater hire and tents were added to our in-house offerings in the new Division of the company called FUNCTION DESIGN, a ‘One-Stop Bespoke Event Solution', giving rise to an entire Coordination and Design Division which has since become the preferred supplier to major Event Coordinators and suppliers to International Weddings, Corporate Launches and Community Events.


From inception the company became a class leader with innovation, and cutting edge technology and remain the only truly "One Stop Shop" on the Eastern extremity of South Africa, some 400 km from Johannesburg.

 

SOUND SYSTEMS was the first company to have "Big Screen" projection. Back in the 80's we introduced Karaoke to Eastern Mpumalanga and were the first disco to offer CDs as opposed to vinyl records.

 

SOUND SYSTEMS was the first local sound company that provided stages, concert sound, professional lighting, three-phase power supply and event management, as well as assisting musicians and DJs to command fair wages for their crafts. Sound Systems was also the first company to provide a full conferencing system and simultaneous interpretation in the Lowveld.


In an area where no similar company had previously operated, the company established the market and set standards throughout the Lowveld for professional services in the area of sound and audio-visual.


In its 29-year history, Sound Systems has built a multi-faceted company servicing Business, Government, and Community, Churches, Schools and Corporates with their meetings, conferences and marketing events.


Charles Loram, as a musician and sound engineer, was regularly involved with schools, churches and young promising musicians, encouraging and developing the industry in the early years of eventing in the Lowveld. In his pursuit of excellence he encouraged and provided free rehearsal space and equipment for budding musicians and conducted seminars in Sound Engineering for musicians and churches.


SOUND SYSTEMS & FUNCTION DESIGN's one-stop solution saved costs for our clients and soon we were coordinating weddings and events from as far as United States, New Zealand and Hong Kong.
SOUND SYSTEMS / FUNCTION DESIGN have been involved with most of the top government, major corporate events and community functions in the Province.


Today SOUND SYSTEMS & FUNCTION DESIGN continue to provide the same level of commitment to quality in our product, service and excellence as when we first opened our doors in the Lowveld. From small beginnings we have been invited to handle large events as far as Namibia, Zimbabwe, Swaziland, Mozambique, KZN and Mauritius, to name a few. We have trained up many Sound and Décor Technicians who themselves have gone on to run their own companies as entrepreneurs. We continue to find new, creative and innovative means to support the local Event and Meetings Industry as well as having earned the right to be called a leading player in the industry in Mpumalanga.


No Function is too big or too small. We bring to each event almost 3 decades of experience and expertise. Our staff are constantly exposed to the latest trends and developments in the industry by means of industry related conferences, trade exhibitions and practical skills transfer. SOUND SYSTEMS AND FUNCTION DESIGN has consistently out-priced many Johannesburg based companies in our areas of expertise and compete in the area of industry skills, equipment and services.


SOUND SYSTEMS & FUNCTION DESIGN is a safe and the obvious choice for anyone requiring the services of a professional events company in Mpumalanga.

 

ABOUT US

After 29 years, our strength remains our service and expertise in both the technical and management elements of events.

We are dedicated to offer our community the latest technology in our field, striving to bring to our clients the very best service and technical skills with every event. We endeavour to provide opportunities for developing local talent and skills in the field of sound, AV and event management for our region.

SOUND SYSTEMS is a multi-faceted company, consisting of a professional sound hire division, specializing in:

• Concert Stages

• Concert Sound

• Entertainment

• DJs

• Karaoke

• High Quality Recording

• Lighting

• Maintenance and Service Agreements

• Sales

• Sound Installations

At SOUND SYSTEMS we are proud of our established culture of service which our customers and suppliers enjoy through working with the friendly people of our organization.

 

ROOTED IN OUR COMMUNITY

The Lowveld, as a growing and vibrant community, requires sophisticated technical skills from Event Suppliers.


SOUND SYSTEMS
has aligned itself with all aspects of the community, from Churches, Schools and Government, to Corporates and NGOs, we endeavour to provide solutions to do our share to grow our new democracy.


SOUND SYSTEMS
have been operating in Nelspruit since 1988, supporting every effort to grow and improve the Eventing Products and Services in our community. We do this by training from scratch local technicians interested in the field of sound and event coordination as well as offering our services in fields of Sound, Lighting, Staging, Equipment Sales, Entertainment and Event Design, Supply and Coordination.

 

CONFERENCING

This service includes RENTALS from our "in-house" stock of AV, SOUND, LIGHTING, STAGING, ENTERTAINMENT, and EVENT-DÉCOR as well all aspects of TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE required for the Conferencing Industry.

 

We are uniquely positioned to provide TOP QUALITY RECORDINGS for Hearings, Summits, Conferences and Meetings.

 

In addition to being a supplier, we are also Professional Conference Organizers.

 

CONFERENCING & EXHIBITIONS

This service includes RENTALS from our "in-house" stock of AV, SOUND, LIGHTING, STAGING, ENTERTAINMENT, and EVENT-DÉCOR as well all aspects of TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE required for the Conferencing & Exhibition Industry.


SOUND SYSTEMS is uniquely positioned to provide TOP QUALITY RECORDINGS for Hearings, Summits, Conferences and Meetings.


Our services include all aspects of Presentation and Production of Conferencing and Exhibitions
Being recognized PCOs (Professional Conference Organizers) our experience places us as uniquely qualified suppliers to our Conference and Exhibition Clients.

 

PROMOTIONS

• Companies
• Housing Developments
• Products
• Shopping Centres
• Road Shows


As a company that understands and appreciates the centrality and value of our Clients' Brands SOUND SYSTEMS is sensitive to the delicate values placed on such matters by our clients.


With our large range of Entertainers, Equipment and Technicians we are well-positioned to meet all your Promotion and Launch Requirements.

 

PARTNER

Function Design

event organiser function design

For excellent event organisation we rely on the services of Function Design.

Email Wendy:

wendy@functiondesign.co.za

OR

Visit the website:

www.functiondesign.co.za