Opalescent Group expands
High level signage at the Ibis Hotel Adelaide
The Opalescent Group has expanded with the acquisition of Display Power Group Pty Ltd, a Central Coast based business offering a range of design and display solutions.
With a rich local history of more than 60 years, the Opalescent Group also includes the original member, Opalescent Signs, which is based in Islington and the nearby Created Impact, which was acquired in 1998.
The Group offers display solutions from the smallest to the largest and is able to provide all the services from initial design all the way through to installation. The facilities include a comprehensive manufacturing facility at Islington that is supplying to projects in every state.
The Group has gained a strong national reputation and is only one of five display companies in Australia that is certified to supply Woolworths.
Other well-known brand customers BWS, Big W, Coles, InterContinental Hotel, Holiday Inn Hotel, Crowne Plaza Hotel, Parkroyal Hotel, Bunnings and Westpac.
Some of the more interesting recent projects have included:
• Ibis Hotel Adelaide - This project included both high and low level signage installations. Due to the location on the building and access restrictions, one of the high elevations required installation via abseil, and the other high elevation required a saddle frame structure allowing us to fix the frame over the building parapet.
In addition the low level signage required installation over the window mullions and fixing to the glass. To achieve this they had to cut sections out of the back of the fabricated letters to allow room for the mullions as well as using specialised glass treatments and adhesives to direct fix to the windows.
• Kurri TAFE – Plant & Heavy Vehicle Training Centre - This project required the utilisation of various recycled mechanical pieces that had been collected on site at the plant and heavy vehicle training centre. Recycled mechanical wheel axles were used to form the base of the directional pylon signs. This was achieved by welding additional base plates and framing structure to the axles, stabilising it to support the signage frames. In addition various recycled gear cogs were used to replace the letter O on signage to the different department blocks.
• Hayman Island (design) - Prior to the rebrand and reopening of the resort the Opalescent Group was involved in the signage design work, helping the client finalise the signage proposal for the site. Throughout this process the Group investigated and suggested many less typical materials and applications including extensive use of timber and sandstone to achieve a high-end finish.
Although the Opalescent Group is achieving significant success, it has a policy of looking forward to offer innovative and unique solutions to the market. It is currently working on a number of significant developments and has a growing reputation for providing original solutions for projects both in the Hunter and across Australia.
Low level signage at the Ibis Hotel Adelaide