Plank Wall was first invented and the company formed in 1992, and the business has quickly grown to serve a vast array of markets, globally. Its design has expanded to include several recognisable systems such as Gondola 18 and 60, and the main company supplies international markets such as Hong Kong, Australia, Taiwan and beyond. It can be adapted to several dozen uses including magazine display – all traditional shop fitting projects, and comes in several types of material.
Al-Ali – at 12mm thick, 150mm wide, is an elegant solution to lightweight and compact needs for shipping and use the world over, and are available in a variety of pitches. It can be powder coated or anodised for a variety of colours and finishes. MDF Panels are grooved and then tested to ensure strength. They are available for export to Asia and beyond, and are wooden, so again, can be used with a variety of colour options at end point.
Plankwall is extensively used in shop fitting of every kind and is a popular choice for small to midsized businesses and beyond. It’s designed to look elegant yet functional in a variety of environments and use, without overpowering the space. With a variety of colours and finishes, both in the aluminium and MDF version of the plankwall, they’ve become a firm favourite with shop fitters and designers the world over and make amazing displays that can be relied on for both their strength and elegance. This flexibility is its key strength, and the reason it’s so popular – whether using the aluminium style pieces, the MDF pieces, the system is designed to stand up to many demands in the shop fitting business, without leaving an ugly frontward facia that customers will find unattractive.
It can be used in almost any stock bearing environment combined with the slatbox range, but is equally usable in situations such as exhibits and feature displays at trade shows – easy to construct and set up, you could have a mobile display casement easily – in a light and transportable form.
Plankwall is designed to be versatile and unobtrusive, so you can hang a variety of accessories to the space, giving an almost unparalleled flexibility and customisation, allowing the discerning business owner to set up their space to their needs. It’s designed to be flexible, yet strong in most circumstances and because it comes in a range of sizes (All-Ali) and/or is cuttable, it can be configured to fit most spaces without much effort, making it one of the most consumer friendly shop fitting products on the market. Coupled with the vast range of accessories that can be used on the system including all Slatbox storage bins, this is an amazingly versatile product that comes highly recommended for any shop fitting or store fixture project. It also takes a vast array of accessories, without customisation, which makes it a great choice if replacing the backing of displays, but wanting to keep original fixtures, or designing a one off unit for a bespoke storage piece. Strong enough to also use for home projects, Plankwall is ideal when you need something that is tough, yet elegant, it’s often so unobtrusive that people don’t’ realise it’s there until fitting accessories, making it the ideal showcase for products, and items. It’s also designed in such a way that it can be used as freestanding displays, with the same accessories – making it one of the most versatile building materials out there. You can fit it with just about anything including Slatbox, and still make it look elegant, which makes it the first choice of shop fitters in Eastern Asia, Australia and New Zealand.
The main supplier for Plankwall (and its aluminium counterpart, Al-Ali) is based in Asia, and distributes to a variety of places including Australia, Taiwan, New Zealand and further afield.
You can reach their site via http://plankwall.co.nz In Australia you can purchase Plankwall from DisplayIt, along with a comprehensive system of accessories – http://www.displayit.com.au/ . You can also buy Plankwall at Adelaide Office Furniture http://www.adelaideofficefurniture.com.au/Shopfitting/index.html – this site gives you options and a great set of diagrams to explain everything you need to know about Plankwall, including all of the custom finishes that can be provided. It’s comprehensive site gives a dozen suggestions of use, and lots of displays on how you can use it, and how it can be supplied. It’s hard to find in other areas of the world, as it seems to be a primarily Australian and Eastern Asia supply system, but you can buy similar products on Alibaba – http://alibaba.com
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