TWO Easter-loving businessmen from Jerez have come up with a solution for the problem rain causes processions and launched Meteo23, an aluminium and plastic structure to protect thrones without reducing visibility.
The two men from Jerez have been working on their invention for six years with the problem rain causes at Easter in mind. Rain doesn’t just ruin the day for devotedly religious followers who see their favourite processions suspended, it can also damage the thrones and other articles.
The businessmen created Mascofrade company to find a solution which they have now launched after seeking collaboration from engineering companies, architects, aluminium and plastic producers and factories to come up with their Meteo prototype.
The structure can be easily transported on a small cart, taken out when needed and according to the creators guarantees safety and efficiency.
The prototype passed wind resistance tests of up to 120 km/h before a notary.
Between six and eight people can put the structure up in less than three minutes with a couple of hours’ previous training. Once installed, the procession can continue without visibility for the public being affected.
Mascofrade has entered talks with brotherhoods in Malaga, Jerez, Sevilla, Santiago de Compostela, Zamora and Valladolid that have expressed interest in the structures, which are made to measure with various options and prices ranging from €5,000 to €15,000.