Modular Wall Systems™ joins Treasurer’s media conference to talk growth and jobs

It was a flurry of excitement at Modular Wall Systems™ last week as Honourable Scott Morrison MP, Treasurer of the Commonwealth of Australia, returned to our factory to host a press conference about Australian jobs and business growth.

new-warehouseThe Modular Wall Systems™ story is one of continued success and our CEO, Nick Holden, was proud to tell his story to the media. The media contingency included television crews from Channel Nine, SBS, SKY News, and a reporter from 2GB radio. The media were interested in learning about how the Modular Wall Systems™ business began in 2004 and has since steadily grown at double digit pace. As the business increases its residential market share and explores new commercial and infrastructure markets, business growth at Modular Wall Systems™ is set to surge in 2016. In the last 12 months, Modular Walls Systems™ has doubled its staff and is on track to reach a turnover of $10 million.

The construction of our new factory and offices in Kurnell is taking shape. Once operational, it will be four times more productive with increased manufacturing capabilities and new products launching. We anticipate the business to more than double its staff within the next two years and look forward to helping grow the local economy. It was a pleasure to welcome Scott Morrison back to our factory and we thank him for giving us the opportunity to appear on prime time TV.

Top of the Town Noise Abatement Solution, Sydney Town Hall, CBD

A notable trial of gas turbines to generate electricity to power a heating and cooling system atop of the historic Sydney Town Hall – the official ‘home’ of the Council of the City of Sydney is a remarkable milestone, almost as historic as the building that has housed the Council since 1884. As part of this historic Trigeneration System installation, a noise attenuation screen was required around the plant deck on the rooftop to alleviate all unwanted noise. The screen required to extend above and below the new steel deck containing the gas turbines. The acoustic specification by Resonate Acoustics required the noise barrier to be constructed from materials to achieve an internal absorption surface with a NRC rating of 0.9 or above and the external imperforate material to achieve a minimum RW25. Finally, the noise mitigation solution had to be aesthetically welcoming and complement the pre-existing and historically significant building structure.

The solution offered by Modular Wall Systems™ included a 3.6 metre high steel structure that held our proprietary AcoustiSorb™ 75mm panels. These panels have a perforated face to absorb sound waves within its core material, resulting in an NRC rating > 0.9. A set of 2.4m wide double doors were also required and constructed from the AcoustiSorb 75mm panels. Modular Wall Systems™ installed the required panels in carefully planned site visits across a 4 day period. This precise planning meant the construction of the noise barrier was able to occur without hitch or additional contractors. The pre-finish ‘paper bark’ coloured panels ensured there was no requirement for painting following installation. The colour matched harmoniously with the existing and historic building – much to the delight of the client. Modular Wall System™ managed the entire process from concept drawings, detailed design and engineering through to installation, which is why they are Australia’s leader and fastest growing manufacturer of commercial acoustic walls.

Modular Wall Systems celebrates next round of judging at the 2016 Good Design Awards and Manufacturers’ Monthly Endeavour Awards

Modular Wall Systems™ is thrilled to announce it has been nominated for a number of awards this year. AcoustiSorb™, a sound absorbing panel, has been shortlisted for the 2016 Good Design Awards while EnduroMax™, a high performance commercial acoustic wall panel, has been selected as a finalist for the Endeavour Awards. Good Design Australia is Australia’s longest standing national design award and promotion program. With over 50 years of design benchmarking, the program focuses on raising the standard of design and innovation on a local and global scale. AcoustiSorb™ is also in the running to receive a Good Design Selection and/or Good Design Award. Results will be announced at the Good Design Awards Gala Night at the Overseas Passenger Terminal in Sydney on May 27. Nominated for the product design: hardware and building category; AcoustiSorb™ is a new composite acoustic wall panel designed to significantly reduce noise in all directions, helping to create a peaceful environment for residents and workers affected by noise.

Supported by Manufacturers’ Monthly, the Endeavour Awards celebrates the diverse success and innovations in the manufacturing industry. EnduroMax™ is now a finalist in the industrial product and best technology categories. Designed to tackle the growing issues relating to urban noise, this ultra-high impact and vandal resistant solution offers superior acoustic performance and is ideal for urban expansion projects like roadways, rail corridors and high traffic areas.

EnduroMax™ was recently pre-approved as a supplier to the Queensland Department of Transport and Main Roads to address the growing urban noise issues along major highways and road corridors. This government department has extremely stringent supplier criteria which EnduroMax™ passed with flying colours. Nick Holden, Company Founder and CEO, is committed to developing new, cutting edge solutions that meet the needs of any boundary wall project. It is an honour to have our star performer in sound absorption products progress this far in the judging process. Fingers crossed for a winning entry!