Reviews

Since our founding in 1999, SGS Sistēmas has carried out several hundred projects of various sizes in Latvia and Europe. Subsequent orders from our customers is often the biggest assurance of the quality of our work and the services we offer.

However, sometimes our clients and business partners also put into words their experiences with SGS Sistēmas.

Customers reviews

"Normunds Eilands and I have known each other since the beginning of SGS Sistēmas. Thanks to Normunds and his team, I have had the opportunity to test out some world-class lighting equipment before committing to it. I am definitely looking forward to continuing our positive cooperation, because the SGS Sistēmas specialists have always helped me pick the most suitable option for the puppet theatre. We have had some disagreements, but in practice, it has always turned out to be the best equipment for our theatre’s specific needs. Therefore, whenever I find myself in a bind or in need of an answer or a quick solution to a problem, I know whom to turn to. I can call SGS Sistēmas at any time – they have never turned me down. The seminars organised by SGS Sistēmas have also been invaluable: I can learn of the latest trends and industry developments, consult with specialists and discover various lightning equipment first-hand. Another important factor is that SGS Sistēmas brings demo equipment to the theatre so we can test it out in our environment and understand if it’s going to work for us. The service of SGS Sistēmas is quick and efficient. I have nothing but the best to say. "
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Gvido Āboliņš

Head of Lighting Department at the Latvian Puppet Theatre
"I started to cooperate with SGS Sistēmas when it was founded and will continue to cooperate in future, because I stick with people I have chosen, people I can trust. I know that an adequate price will get me the professional equipment the opera needs, and, in case something unexpected happens, SGS Sistēmas will be there for me, even during a holiday. I also appreciate the ability of the SGS Sistēmas team to solve unconventional situations, such as when we purchased equipment that had just been launched on the market and realised that it needs some improvements. The SGS Sistēmas specialists promptly contacted the manufacturer who took our suggestions on board and improved the equipment. SGS Sistēmas also provides maintenance for our equipment and the occasional repairs. We are happy with the service we receive, as well as with the annual seminars dedicated to introducing new products. I have been working at the opera since 1994 and financial resources here are limited, so we purchase new equipment piece by piece whenever we get the chance. We will never choose Chinese products. Having experienced both ends of the spectrum, I can say that it’s a short-term solution: Chinese products can give out in the second week, while the intelligent Alpha Profile projectors by Clay Paky have served us flawlessly since 2011. We are far from perfect, but we are working towards it by choosing the very best! This year, we purchased the ADB Stagelight horizontal lights Klemantis AS1000, because, in my opinion, the lighting equipment offered by SGS Sistēmas beats the competition in many ways. "
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Ainārs Kabucis

Head of Lighting Department at the Latvian National Opera and Ballet
"We have worked with SGS Sistēmas for several years – they have supplied and delivered audio equipment for concerts in order to connect to various external mixers. Communication with SGS Sistēmas is easy because the company has a very good organisational structure which starts from the management. You can see the level of organisation of SGS Sistēmas by looking at its warehouse – such perfection and order may not be seen in any other warehouse. SGS Sistēmas are developing and maintaining long-term relationships. Their goal is not to just quickly sell the product – they will always assist you in finding the best and most suitable solutions as well as give a chance to test and explore various technical possibilities. By seeing the efforts made and the hard work done by Normunds Eilands and his team, it is clear that their success is well deserved and logical. It is great that all of the SGS Sistēmas staff members have the same attitude and goals. They are professionals with the right attitude! "
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Ivars Unda

Tour Manager of BrainStorm
"I met Normunds Eilands for the first time in 1998, and I immediately appreciated his professional way to approach the market. We established a commercial partnership through the years, yet very successful after 16 years and I am sure it will continue for many and many years more. The small company grew and evolved into SGS Sistēmas, also thanks to the commitment and efforts that Normunds invested in the promotion and marketing of our products. Normunds is a true example of honesty, competence and brand loyalty and we are very proud to be represented by SGS Sistēmas. "
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Alberico D'Amato

Clay Paky Sales Director
"Commitment and dedication combined with high level technical competence forms a solid base for a long term partnership. Consulting, world class training, technical support and service that SGS Sistēmas delivers for all clients equally ensures the best possible end user experience. We at MA Lighting are very proud that SGS Sistēmas is our distributor for Latvia and Estonia."
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Riku Kauppinen

Director of Sales MA Lighting International GmbH
"We have been working with SGS Sistēmas since the founding of the company, while I knew Normunds Eilands already before that. We mostly purchase lighting equipment, sometimes also audio devices – microphones, stands, and other equipment. The keywords of this company are precision and responsibility. To provide the necessary service, Normunds and his employees do not refuse to help even outside of working hours. We have mostly purchased Clay Paky products and Chauvet Pro LED lighting equipment and so far there has never been a need for any help as the equipment works flawlessly. We have no doubts that SGS Sistēmas will always provide a fast response and solutions when necessary. We have not used the training courses offered by SGS Sistēmas very often, but the seminars we have attended may be described as highly professional. We have been working with SGS Sistēmas since the founding of the company, while I knew Normunds Eilands already before that. We mostly purchase lighting equipment, sometimes also audio devices – microphones, stands, and other equipment. The keywords of this company are precision and responsibility. To provide the necessary service, Normunds and his employees do not refuse to help even outside of working hours. We have mostly purchased Clay Paky products and Chauvet Pro LED lighting equipment and so far there has never been a need for any help as the equipment works flawlessly. We have no doubts that SGS Sistēmas will always provide a fast response and solutions when necessary. We have not used the training courses offered by SGS Sistēmas very often, but the seminars we have attended may be described as highly professional. We have been working with SGS Sistēmas since the founding of the company, while I knew Normunds Eilands already before that. We mostly purchase lighting equipment, sometimes also audio devices – microphones, stands, and other equipment. The keywords of this company are precision and responsibility. To provide the necessary service, Normunds and his employees do not refuse to help even outside of working hours. We have mostly purchased Clay Paky products and Chauvet Pro LED lighting equipment and so far there has never been a need for any help as the equipment works flawlessly. We have no doubts that SGS Sistēmas will always provide a fast response and solutions when necessary. We have not used the training courses offered by SGS Sistēmas very often, but the seminars we have attended may be described as highly professional. "
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Agris Galiņš

Board Member of 3S SIA
"We started to work with the SGS Sistēmas during the making of GORS, The Embassy of Latgale. It was a risky project full of challenges and the first one of its kind and scope in the time after restoring the independence of Latvia. I can just say a big thanks to SGS Sistēmas and all of their employees for their contribution to GORS; they are some of the people who laid the foundation stone of the Embassy of Latgale. I can say much about the professionalism and service, which I want to call humanity, of SGS Sistēmas. It is humanity that makes them different from so many other cooperation partners, and not only in this field. SGS Sistēmas have people who are always willing to pay attention to the client’s needs, find the best solution, answer questions and also show interest after the termination of contractual commitments. I can only say the best things about their attitude towards clients and cooperation partners. Our cooperation is still continuing, and we haven’t forgotten about each other. Although, of course, we want to keep the good things to ourselves, I definitely recommend SGS Sistēmas as a reliable and professional cooperation partner!"
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Diāna Zirniņa

Manager of GORS, Embassy of Latgale
"We’ve worked with SGS Sistēmas and Normunds Eilands for quite a while now. Throughout the years we have purchased a lot of audio equipment from the brands represented by the company. We definitely consider Normunds Eilands as the No.1 retailer in Latvia. This position is ensured by the service, price policy, and attitude of the company. SGS Sistēmas is very committed to its clients and capable of solving problems even in the middle of the night, which we have actually experienced. We use services of other retailers only if SGS Sistēmas doesn’t offer the equipment we need. If any product in Latvia is represented by several companies we always choose SGS Sistēmas. I have to add that due to enthusiasm and service offered by Normunds, many products which are not so popular worldwide have already become a market standard in Latvia. "
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Kaspars Kāpostiņš

Director/Owner of KM Sound SIA
"We have worked with SGS Sistēmas for 12 years – from the moment when I started working at the Limbaži Cultural Centre. We have purchased stage constructions and mechanisms as well as lighting and sound equipment. The largest order followed our renovation when SGS Sistēmas designed and installed new stage suspension mechanisms and equipment. Every time when needed, Normunds visits us together with a specialist from the respective field, goes into detail to understand the situation, helps assess all of our needs, prepares a suitable offer, and finally delivers and installs the equipment. I can surely rely on SGS Sistēmas because their name is a quality assurance. Since we have started working with them, we do not use services of other companies almost at all. We as a non-commercial institution highly appreciate not only the professionalism of SGS Sistēmas, but also their flexible price policy, understanding, and capability of finding alternative solutions! "
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Sandra Mieze

Director of Limbaži Cultural Centre
"Working together with SGS Sistēmas, we have organised training seminars for the technical staff of Latvian cultural centres on trends in the field of audiovisual equipment, as well as on the use of sound and lighting equipment. Attendees of the seminar have given very positive feedback – the seminars have been helpful to the specialists in the respective fields by providing both the latest information and new practical skills. We are truly satisfied with our cooperation – we see it as positive and constructive and we are looking forward to more projects in future as well. "
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Līga Ribicka

Head of the Folk Arts Department at the Latvian National Centre for Culture
" We started our work with SGS Sistēmas a couple of years ago when we purchased the Stagetracker FX audio localisation system, which is still the only sound equipment of its kind in Latvia and the Baltics. SGS Sistēmas supplied and installed the equipment as well as carried out the staff training. We are still continuing our cooperation. SGS Sistēmas is a consistent, responsible, professional, and true business partner. Summing up the above mentioned – they are RELIABLE. When you work with them, it is always clear that everything will be done correctly and on time. We also appreciate the flexibility of the company – Normunds and his employees are responsible and ready to solve problems or uncertainties at any time of the day. "
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Gints Rutks

Sound Engineer at the Latvian National Theatre
"Working with SGS Sistēmas is as natural and easy as breathing. The company represents excellent world class brands and no one else in Latvia offers an equivalent service. Seminars and training offered by SGS Sistēmas are always well organised and provide the most updated information. The company has hired professionals in all fields – from light and sound equipment to stage machinery! Their work is fast and professional with an understanding for the needs of their clients. The company always provides excellent service. SGS Sistēmas is without a doubt the best business partner we have had in this market. "
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Edmunds Verners Zazerskis

Director/Owner of UBS SIA
"We started to do business with SGS Sistēmas in 2009 during design works for the Embassy of Latgale GORS. If described by a single word, our cooperation was productive. During the design works, we and all of the subcontractors involved received professional and broad consultations which were often provided with no commercial interests from SGS Sistēmas. The company and its employees are professionals who value the outcome of the project – artistic opportunities and the safety of people – much more than the simple sale of products. This company has a deep and comprehensive knowledge of their field. Many technical solutions were planned and included into the design very early on in the project, which also influenced the positive outcome. The project has received good feedback from technical staff and industry professionals. I can certainly recommend SGS Sistēmas as a consistent and reliable business partner to anyone who is aiming for a high-quality results. "
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Uldis Balodis

Design Manager of the Embassy of Latgale GORS

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