Comment for Modulbox Germany | 21 October 2009

Scan Display is one of South Africa’s largest exhibition, event and display companies. The company recently formed a partnership with Modulbox Germany to manufacture and market the innovative Modulbox system in Southern Africa. Scan believes the modular, portable system will be the perfect marketing vehicle for companies during the upcoming FIFA World Cup 2010.

“The Modulbox has proved extremely popular in South Africa. In the few months since we launched the concept we have already sold units to clients ranging from one of the largest cellular providers in Southern Africa to a national retail chain. Customers love the idea of a portable exhibition stand or show room. They also like the idea that it is manufactured locally, thereby allowing them to benefit from international design at a locally-manufactured price,” says Justin Hawes, MD of Scan Display.

“We have already successfully road-tested one of our Modulbox units at Coca Cola Park, one of the FIFA World Cup venues,” says Hawes. (See attached picture.) Scan will have Modulbox units available for hire during the World Cup. Scan Display has been in the exhibition and display business since 1996. It has offices in Johannesburg, Cape Town, Durban and Gaborone and a network of distributors throughout Southern Africa. International business currently accounts for twenty-percent of Scan’s annual turnover. In just the last couple of months, Scan has worked with high profile international clients Bayer, MAN Ferrostaal, Boehringer Ingelheim and US exhibitions company, Freeman.

In 2006, Scan became the first South African member of the International Federation of Exhibition & Event Services (IFES), the international association of exhibition services providers. Scan was also the first African member of the United States’ largest exhibition contractors’ association, Exhibit Designers and Producers Association (EDPA). Scan Display has the industry experience and local knowledge to offer European clients a comprehensive exhibition, display and design service during the FIFA World Cup 2010.

For more information contact Justin Hawes on +27 11 447 4777 or [email protected] or go to


Scan Display, in partnership with Modulbox Germany, is now manufacturing the innovative Modulbox system locally. Scan Display will be launching the system at the upcoming Markex Jhb show, where it will be used to create the company’s stand.

Scan Display MD, Justin Hawes, says, “This modular ‘stand-in-a-box’ exhibition and retail solution won the innovation award at Europshop 2005 and was in the limelight when 10 Modulbox units toured 21 cities in Germany in the lead-up to the 2006 Soccer World Cup.”

Modulbox is perfect for roadshows, allowing companies to create a portable branded showroom that can be taken around the country to wherever their customers are. This makes them a cost effective way to communicate with a widespread audience.

Each Modulbox can be custom-designed to a client’s specifications. They are portable and easy to set up, making them ideal for events and exhibitions.

“Within the exhibition industry we have noticed that set-up times are becoming shorter and shorter. The Modulbox is therefore the ideal solution for exhibitors as it is in essence a portable exhibition stand which means the set up on site is very quick,” says Hawes.

“By manufacturing the Modulbox locally rather than importing the units we are able to ensure that prices are kept competitive in relation to conventional exhibition stands. Local manufacture also boosts skills development in the industry and we have plans to export these units in the future.”

For more information go to or call Justin Hawes on +27 11 447 4777 or +27 82 570 7280.