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Olson Display Joins Tecna Display in Celebrating its Second Queen’s Award for Enterprise
Los Angeles-based Olson Visual is celebrating being part of a very special award win for its partner Tecna Display, which has just been given a Queen’s Award for Enterprise for a second time, having received the first in 2012.
Tecna Display was awarded the accolade for outstanding achievement in the category of international trade, and Olson Visual is one of its key global distributors that has helped secure significant growth in the US over the last four years.
The award represents the highest honour that a UK business can receive. They are awarded annually on the Queen’s birthday.
Jonathan Evitt, Managing Director of Tecna Display, said: “The Queen’s Award is a huge honour and we are absolutely delighted to have it for a second time for our achievements in international trade. We were the first company in the display and exhibition systems industry to ever win a Queen’s Award, which shows what an achievement it was.”
Tecna Display is a world leader in the supply of high-quality portable and modular displays and its T3 product ranges have been granted numerous International Patents and Design Registrations worldwide. The company also holds the ISO 9001 quality standard and sets great store on using the highest quality materials and best practise manufacturing techniques.
“Since receiving that first award we have steadily increased our presence in both the US and Europe and our export turnover has been growing significantly year on year. We now sell into 28 countries and they sell into a further 12, so we are now active in 40 countries. Exports comprise about 65% of our turnover and are increasing.
“We have added two new products to the portfolio which are creating a great deal of interest – the Affinity and Litebox systems, which build on the proven success of the our T3 ‘twist n’ lock’ system. We also had our audit for the new ISO quality certification this year and passed with flying colours.”
Olson Visual has distributing T3 products from Tecna Display in the US for the last four years. Rick Olson said: “We order every month from Tecna because we continue to develop markets that find our products compelling. We order most supplies from the UK but the large bars are domestically produced from a licensed manufacturer that Tecna set up, which saves shipping costs. The support is always there – I meet with Tecna personally at least once a year and video conference monthly.
“T3 has given us the ability to compete with much larger exhibition and event firms, winning contracts with innovative and efficient products that take less time to produce, ship and assemble.
“One example is the CinemaCon entertainment convention held each year at Caesar’s Palace in Las Vegas. Year after year we expand the use of T3 system components. We have even created light box walls over 100 feet in length with a single graphic fabric panel – all made possible with the T3 system.”
Innovation and investments moving forwards
Evitt says that the company will be using this award to help drive the company forward globally, it will help Tecna a great deal in their export markets, especially in the US. “We are investing heavily in both time and money in the US market and we now have an office in Las Vegas, the centre of the US exhibition and conference industry. We are also investing in European exhibitions and will be present at four this year.
“We have been working on incorporating the latest industry trends into our new product innovations and offerings. Virtual reality, projection mapping and LED screens are all becoming an important part of the display industry and we can incorporate all these visual technologies into our users’ displays easily. We have even been able to include curved LED screens into displays as we are one of the only companies that can produce curved walls to match the LED curve. This introduction has really secured T3 products as future proof solutions.”
“No company can afford to stand still, it’s always onward and upward for Tecna Display.”
For information on Tecna Display’s T3 system go to www.t3systems.com, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 0208 803 4469.
About Tecna Display
Tecna Display is a world leader in the design, manufacturing and supply of high quality, modular display systems.
Our various product systems are designed to be ideally suited and to provide the ultimate solution for every display need. from dynamic exhibition environments, to immersive retail and point of sale displays, to fun and interactive pop up stalls and events stands and even technology and education driven museum and conferences sets.
All our display frameworks are designed and created with the ideals that our motto TWIST – LOCK - CONNECT stands for: tool free assembly, easy storage and transportation, unlimited flexibility and versatility, continuous innovation and unrivalled service.
With a representative T3 distributor in over 40 countries around the world, we have established ourselves as the ultimate partner for the exhibition and display industry. For more information go to www.tecnadisplay.com.
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