This year we have added some brand new products to our range. We are now designing and printing stunning wall coverings for residential, corporate and retail applications. We are also printing comfortable branded fabric face masks. And our Showcase Kiosks are a versatile addition to our retail range.
Our shell scheme walling is ideal for temporary builds. This simple walling system that is synonymous with exhibitions is modular and can be configured in endless ways and adapted to fit any space or structure. It can also be assembled and taken down in short time frames, and it is inexpensive, easy to transport and can be repurposed after each use.
The role of the exhibition industry in the global response to the pandemic is well documented. Temporary field hospitals were erected at the start of the pandemic, including seven Nightingale Hospitals in the UK and the Hospital of Hope in Cape Town. And now vaccination centres are popping up in sports halls and concert arenas in Germany, racecourses and stadiums in the UK, and exhibition centres in Belgium and Copenhagen.
Last year, we used our modular walling system to build the Hospital of Hope, which required 1 600 running metres of hard wood walling to partition 863 beds. While this project was complex and new territory for us, we had the advantage of experience doing exhibition builds. We have a strong technical background in building safe structures and can adapt to new and changing circumstances, problem solve on the fly and manage relentless time pressures.
We also develop good partnerships with all stakeholders so there are no communication gaps and only strong collaborations. Our sector truly has the ideal skill set and temperament for these kinds of projects..
We have introduced a new cost-effective solution for shopping kiosks. Our Showcase Kiosk range is available for short term rental, and the standard modular components can be configured for retailers’ unique requirements.
Our MD Justin Hawes says: “With the disruptions that Covid-19 is causing to our lives, we believe this cost-conscious and flexible option is a game changer for retailers who don’t want to be locked into long-term rental contracts.”
Using the company’s ready-to-go showcases, counters and fabric branding, we can provide simplified shopping kiosk rentals that are affordable, versatile and have a quick turnaround time.
By removing the custom design component of retail kiosks and using existing stock on a rental basis, we have been able to drastically reduce the cost of the final product. This also allows for flexible rental periods. You can rent these for a day, week, month, year, or whatever your needs and budget are. Plus, we can activate within 24 – 48 hours – including the installation, while our national footprint gives you country-wide coverage.
Shabalala Designs, a company producing ceramic artworks by South African artists, used our new shopping kiosk at Hyde Park Corner, Johannesburg, in the run up to Christmas. Lydia Bergstrōm, CEO of Shabalala Designs, says, “This was a great option for us. The modules are robust, easy to move and effortless to keep clean. We were able to provide a fresh look to the exhibition every day which improved appeal to visitors and secured added interest from those who had already been to the exhibition. Our pieces are created in a wide variety of sizes and the solution provided us with many options to display our art. Most importantly, our ceramic art was showcased and looked stunning. This attracted a great deal of interest from the shoppers.”
She adds, “I would recommend this option for its quality, affordability and effectiveness as a short-term solution. Additionally, the level of service provided by the sales, design and installation teams was exceptional. From the first interaction to discuss concept and budget to the prompt, seamless set up and breakdown of the stand, each arm of the team exceeded expectations.”
The display cases have secure locks and tempered safety glass, and different shelving and lighting options. Twin-wheel swivel casters are standard, so you can move the counters as needed before locking them securely into place. And the seamless fabric branding is made to size to fit the kiosk’s space and location.
In June this year, we designed and built Africa’s largest dedicated Covid-19 temporary hospital at the Cape Town International Convention Centre (CTICC) in Cape Town, South Africa.
The Western Cape Department of Health commissioned us to transform four exhibition halls into four separate recovery wards for the facility.
Although building a temporary hospital was not something we had done before, our team of architects, interior designers, quantity surveyors and project managers took on the challenge of creating the hospital’s infrastructure, plumbing and electrical requirements.
The project’s brief included the following specifications:
- 1 600 running metres of hard wood walling to partition 863 beds
- Oxygen, electricity, Internet, nurse calling and plumbing for each patient
- Wired Internet connection to create a paperless facility
- Over 50 plumbed basins
- 30 custom-made shower units for staff
- Extra patient toilets and showers in the marshalling yard, with multiple marquees and covered walkways
- Nurses stations, a physiotherapy unit, treatment rooms, pharmacies, donning and doffing areas and macerator rooms
- Signage, patient notice boards, directional signage, and other graphics
Our Cape Town Sales Manager, Jane Steel, explains how we were able to put the skills learnt in our industry during the past twenty-plus years to good use:
“Exhibitions and events need thorough planning and creative problem solving when things do not go to plan. Our project management experience was critical in creating this healthcare facility in such a short time frame.”
We have expanded our range to include the following new products: the Gazebo Kiosk, Portable LED Fabric Lightbox and Zoom Backdrops.
The Gazebo Kiosk is a portable 1m x 1m aluminium kiosk, with a foldable shelf and canopy. It is lightweight and packs into a small carry bag. It is ideal for product activations and promotions and can be used as a ticket booth, both indoors and outdoors.
The fabric graphics fit into a discreet aluminium frame (in black, silver or white) to create an eye-catching backdrop for all your Zoom meetings and webinars.