We are SIXTY82 Doughty Asia

Your one stop shop for Rigging and Staging

SDA, SIXTY82 Doughty Asia was established in 2005 as the Asian sales office for the Dutch-based truss and staging manufacturer SIXTY82 and British Doughty Engineering. Both companies are industry leaders in respect of their peerless quality, dedication to safety and are known for their game-changing products which are used all-over Asia as well as the rest of the world.

The company’s most valuable asset is the service-orientated team of dedicated staff. Guaranteeing fast responses, deep product knowledge and practical solutions.

SDA is known for its leading role in initiating rigging trainings, workshops, and product presentations, offering education for safe rigging practices across Asia.

The SDA warehouse carries a broad range of products, providing fast delivery for most items. The technical department offers inspection, repair, and certification facilities for the most common brands of electrical chain hoists, truss, rigging gear, and more in its workshop. This unique service can also be provided onsite throughout Asia.

Besides SDA’s self-manufactured range of products, the company is also the Asian master distributor for Movecat, global leader and innovator of kinetic movement systems, PROTOS, the Apex Solution for electrical chain hoists and load measuring systems, and Admiral, the number one supplier of smart staging essentials.     



SIXTY82 “We are the innovators”

SIXTY82 started its journey way back in 1982, creating the world’s first modular aluminium trussing system.

That invention and everything that followed has been driven by recognizing the needs and demands of a fledgling industry that has since become a global phenomenon- live events. For SIXTY82, this means facilitating the build and rebuild of literally thousands of structures every year, resulting in stories of excitement, emotion, and joy that are so fundamentally human. This defines SIXTY82, the need to innovate, to enable, and ultimately to continue working towards our goal: to help you to build incredible stuff.





Doughty Engineering began manufacturing products for the entertainment industry in 1985 and is now one of the leading manufacturers of rigging, suspension and lifting equipment within this industry in the world.

Headquartered in Ringwood, UK with offices in the USA, Japan, Malaysia. Doughty ensures quick service, fast communication and speedy delivery within these territories.

The company is known for game changing innovations like the trigger, 20/50 and Marquee clamp, as well as their Six Track, Pantographs, Studio Rail, IWB Internal Wired Bars, Modular Rigging System and Space Savers.

Quality and safety are key subjects for Doughty. All Doughty products are subject to the most rigorous testing possible and, where appropriate, are approved by the German TUV and come with BS approval.



Situated in Germany, Movecat has been known for their unrivalled kinetic movement solutions for over 30 years.

Aside from the intelligent I-Motion hoists, band hoists, winches and I-motion controllers, Movecat also manufactures standard D8, D8+ chain hoists and band hoists in combination with an extensive hoist/winch controller line for fixed speed and wireless remote controllers.








Admiral Staging creates unique staging solutions for the entertainment industry. Their product range has uniquely designed basic staging essentials for the best possible price.

Admiral products find their way to customers all around the globe. always looking for new product applications and improvements to make life even easier for the entertainment industry.








PROTOS B.V. established in 2018 is a supplier of premium, high-quality lifting equipment, rigging gear, and load measuring systems and has established a global network of Dealers and Service Partners.

PROTOS is run by a dedicated team of both young and experienced individuals with common ground in the entertainment industry.

PROTOS offers a comprehensive range of rigging products under 3 dedicated brands.

PROTOS ADJUTOR (Helper) offers a full range of certified rigging gear.

PROTOS AEGIS (Protector) is a range of state-of-the-art wired and wireless load measuring systems.

PROTOS VOYAGER (Traveler) is a range of basic electrical chain hoists varying from 250 kg to 2500 kg WLL. The VOYAGER hoists offer unique features developed around its application within the entertainment industry. All models are single fall and rated IP65 for outdoor use, without the use of additional protection.

All PROTOS products are made in the EU and comply with all international standards.

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LuckyFes 2023 – Hitachinaka, Japan July 15 – 17 – the return of the annual 3 day music festival celebrating Japanese musicians from major as well as independent record labels. Featuring several stages, this year one of the larger stages at this festival, the “Hill Stage” was powered by a SIXTY82 8×6 Arc Roof and […]

Prolight+Sound, Roturua and work for SDA!

Prolight+Sound, Roturua and work for SDA!

Prolight+Sound exhibition Frankfurt. At the recent Prolight&Sound exhibition in Frankfurt, SIXTY82, Doughty Engineering  and PROTOS shared a booth, which drew a lot of attention from visitors from all over the world. SIXTY82 showcased their latest products such as the Arena Frame for indoor or flat floor venues, offering tool free set up and record breaking fast build up […]

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