Nimlok, a division of Orbus Exhibit & Display Group, celebrates its 45th anniversary building and supplying modular exhibits and display solutions. Founded in the UK by Neil Nimmo and Gerald Perutz in the spring of 1970, Nimlok has become a world leader in creating custom modular exhibits tradeshow exhibits and displays.
“It is truly an honor to reach this anniversary milestone,” said 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.”
First developed to serve as a backdrop for photographers, Nimlok was then adapted for display applications. The unique display used a clip that locked into panels without tools, making the solution lightweight, portable and reconfigurable. This lock-and-clip system concept spread to the U.S. and Europe, growing into a global operation.
“KMK Industries/Nimlok Milwaukee signed on as the first U.S. Nimlok dealer 35 years ago and we are proud to still be representing the Nimlok’s quality display solutions,” remarked Patti Malliet, owner, 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 U.S. operation today 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 world.
“It is with pride and honor that I have been a Nimlok partner and dealer for over 20 years,” shared Deb Venable, president, 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.”
Under Gerald Perutz, Nimlok expanded to the U.S. in 1981 and then to 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 U.S. In 2014, Orbus Exhibit & Display Group moved all Illinois operations into one state-of-the-art building in Woodridge, Ill.