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nimlok celebrates 45th anniversary

nimlok celebrates 45th anniversary


Nimlok®, a division of Orbus Exhibit & Display Group®, proudly celebrates its 45th anniversary building and supplying modular exhibits and display solutions. Founded in the spring of 1970 in the United Kingdom by Neil Nimmo and Gerald Perutz, Nimlok has grown to become a world leader in creating custom modular exhibits trade show exhibits and displays.

“It is truly an honor to reach this anniversary milestone,” says Simon Perutz, P3 Group USA chairman. “It has been a remarkable and successful journey being an instrumental part of Nimlok's growth from a small, one-man operation to the global network it is today.”

Nimlok was first developed to serve as a backdrop for photographers but was then adapted for display applications. The display was unique in that it used a clip that locked into panels without tools, making the solution lightweight, portable and reconfigurable. The concept of this lock-and-clip system spread to the US and Europe, growing into a global operation.

“KMK Industries/Nimlok Milwaukee signed on as the first US Nimlok dealer thirty-five years ago and we are proud to still be representing the Nimlok's quality display solutions,” says Patti Malliet, owner of KMK Industries/Nimlok Milwaukee. “Our partnership with Nimlok has supported the success of KMK Industries and we are very pleased to have contributed to the growth of Nimlok.”

Nimlok's USA operation today is a division of Orbus Exhibit & Display Group and is known for producing high-quality custom modular and partially custom exhibits and displays that embody Nimlok's modular roots. Supported by a growing distributor network, Nimlok continues to offer exhibit and display solutions to clients in all industries around the USA and the world.

“It is with pride and honor that I have been a Nimlok partner and dealer for over 20 years,” says Deb Venable, president of Nimlok Chicago. “Nimlok's strong business ethics, attention to detail, innovative product development and superior service has helped us and our clients grow for many, many years.”

Nimlok History

Founded in the UK in 1970 by Neil Nimmo and Gerald Perutz, Nimlok expanded to the USA in 1981 - led by Simon Perutz - and Canada in 1985. In 1992 Tim Perutz joined the company as Managing Director of Nimlok ltd in the UK. By 2000, the USA Nimlok dealer network grew to be over 120 dealers. Nimlok merged with Orbus Exhibit & Display Group in 2010, forming one of the largest exhibit and display companies in the USA. In 2014, Orbus Exhibit & Display Group moved all Illinois operations into one state-of-the-art building in Woodridge, IL, where the company continues to grow. 

From humble beginnings with products such as the Alpha Pack to large scale exhibit and displays solutions today, Nimlok remains a premier provider of quality exhibit and display solutions for clients all across the world and proudly celebrates its 45 years of achievement.

For more photos and to learn more, visit www.nimlok.com/about/history.

Nimlok, a division of Orbus Exhibit & Display Group™, a global leader in delivering face-to-face marketing experiences, including trade show exhibits, event environments and permanent solutions for branding spaces. Now in its fourth decade, Nimlok works via a network of 200 partners in 56 countries to provide strategy and execution in custom modular design, construction, installation, dismantling and storage. www.nimlok.com

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