About Us


Modular Innovations is a niche manufacturing business based in Sydney, Australia. The business has three operating divisions, all experiencing rapid growth due to leading market positions in the design and manufacture of high quality, innovative building products including modular walls, high tech sound absorbing barriers and a range of designer metal laminates.

Founded in 2004 by Nick Holden, the business has grown rapidly and now manufactures a range of custom made building products for a diverse customer base. Our customers include large commercial and industrial operators, state governments and semi-government bodies, infrastructure providers, the mining sector, retailers, various educational institutions, as well as smaller builders and landscapers servicing the residential housing market.

Modular Innovations is constantly designing and developing new products, often with the help of the CSIRO to test and push the technology boundaries as required. Built on the foundations of good design, exceptional quality, efficient manufacturing and excellent customer service, our business prides itself on being an Australian manufacturing success story. Due to strong customer demand, Modular Innovations has committed to expanding our operations, and is currently building a new manufacturing plant and commercial offices which will be over 4x larger than our existing premises. Our new state of the art facility will open in the first half of 2016.

Business Model

Modular Innovation’s business model centres around the design, manufacture, delivery and installation of a range of innovative products including modular walls and fencing, acoustic sound barrier solutions and advanced metal laminates for a broad range of customers. Unlike many other manufacturers, Modular Innovations has developed an integrated supply chain – from the initial design and product development stage right through to installation where required.

The design stage is undertaken by our highly qualified design engineers, often in collaboration with some of Australia’s largest companies and government departments to solve their walling, fencing, sound absorption and metal laminate requirements. Modular Innovations has developed a range of world leading barrier products with a combination of impressive strength to weight ratios plus acoustic sound absorption properties that separates our business from other domestic and international peers. Product innovation and design is core to our business culture, with the business founder and CEO (Nick Holden) being acknowledged as one of Australia’s leading inventors of industrial technology.

The manufacturing stage is all undertaken in-house at our modern production facility in Sydney. Modular Innovations has recently partnered with AusIndustry to design a highly efficient new manufacturing plant which will ensure that Australian manufacturing can continue to exist and succeed in a competitive global manufacturing environment. Most of the machinery within our manufacturing plant has been custom built in-house which has enabled Modular Innovations to create a range of high quality and custom designed products that are significantly superior to our competitors.

The final stage of the supply chain involves full installation onsite to customer specifications or delivery with training and oversight if a customer prefers to install our products in-house themselves. Modular Innovations is proud of its ‘easy to install’ products which have also been designed to be installed by enthusiastic DIY customers on the residential side.


Innovation is at the core of everything we do. Our Founder and CEO, Nick Holden featured in the New Inventors program on ABC TV presenting the first lightweight free standing composite wall creating the category now known as Modular Walls. The company thrives on opportunities to solve the complex, to invent the new, and deliver the breakthrough solutions and products our customers and stakeholders desire.

We constantly ask ourselves … Is there a better way? And that extends beyond product. It’s part of the entire customer journey and integral to our culture. Innovation influences Manufacturing, IT, Sales, Administration and all functions of the business.


Following a successful family history in composite panel manufacturing since 1987, ModularWalls founder Nick Holden created the first free standing masonry alternate modular wall in 2002. Originally known as Garden Wall Systems, the brand quickly established a niche market and developed an extensive national trade distribution network. Following significant domestic growth, the company underwent a rebranding in 2006 to become Modular Wall Systems, and following our latest rebranding, we are now known as ModularWalls.

2007 marked the beginning of international export opportunities for ModularWalls, as well as the development of BarrierWall, a commercial noise barrier manufactured for the Sydney Desalination plant. The physical requirements of producing these large scale barrier walls saw the company again need to expand its operations, moving into a larger manufacturing facility in Southern Sydney. Product innovation into the areas of lighting integration, modular gates and specialty in-house capping continued.

In 2010 ModularWalls successfully won a number of large Infrastructure, Mining and Commercial projects, forming partnerships with many large corporations, who are now repeat customers. The following year ModularWalls achieved ISO 9001 accreditation and successfully won a large multi-year commercial project for APLNG (Flare Wall contract for Origin Energy) developing the ThermaMax Panel.
During 2012, the company expanded its presence in the residential market, developing the SlimWall product in response to a growing demand for premium fencing. The company won multiple awards, including Manufactures Monthly Steel Product of the Year Award, finalist in the Consumer Product of the Year Award for Slimwall, and finalist in the Innovation of the Year Award for ThermaMax. The overall success culminated in ModularWalls receiving runner up at the Australian Manufacturer of the Year Awards.

Over the past 5 years, the company has broadened its product range and developed further in-house capabilities to manufacture additional high-tech acoustic and impact resistant panel solutions. Continual innovation in product development has lead to the launch of AcoustiSorb, EnduroMax, TerraFirm and MicraLine in recent years. We have also obtainedCyclonic Wind Rating approval, exceeding requirements for some of the harshest environments in the world.

Today, ModularWalls has completed in excess of 15000 projects and continues to improve and expand its product range and has a long history of superior customer service and innovative product development.


Our commitment to innovation across manufacturing of composite panel technology and metal laminates underpins our quest to continue to be market leaders and innovators. A new 3500 sqm Head Office and manufacturing plant currently being built in Southern Sydney is a direct result of our exceptional growth. We are excited about the possibilities each new project and customer brings.

From the manufacturing warehouse to the boardroom we offer opportunities as diverse as manufacturing, engineering, IT specialist, marketing, sales, logistics and finance. We harness the talent of our people and ensure they understand how they contribute to the wider success. Our performance and development strategy is designed to turn aspirations into goals, which translate into clear accountabilities for each employee. Through training and solid induction programmes, we assist our employees when moving into new roles, encourage the development of professional skills and provide specialist training where needed.