About this project
Nolan’s Interstate Transport is on the road to further success, with the launch of its new Sydney hub that features a giant perforated aluminium sign made by Arrow Metal.
We replicated the company’s distinctive logo in perforated metal to create the impressive signage, which spans 26 metres wide and four metres high.
The statement sign makes a big branding impact for the award-winning Queensland-based family firm, which offers local and interstate refrigerated haulage, cold storage and warehousing.
Its modern fleet of prime movers and trailers transport dry and refrigerated goods daily across Australia, including fresh produce, confectionery, dairy and meat. The new state-of-the-art Sydney depot in Kemps Creek is operational 24-hours a day, with additional haulage hubs in Melbourne and Brisbane.
A brand driver: How we transform logos into aluminium panels
Making the custom perforated metal signage for Nolan’s Interstate Transport started with just a simple JPEG of the logo.
Using our specialist software, we converted the picture file into a CAD drawing. The drawing detailed exactly how and where each individual metal panel would need to be perforated, to form the super-sized logo when assembled together.
It took a total of 27, 3mm-thick aluminium panels to recreate the Nolan Interstate Transport branding, each precisely perforated in the right place. The panels feature five different diameters of holes, for perfect replication of the graphic’s shading and style.
There are also no visible joins on the installed sign, despite it being made from many panels. That’s because we specified minimal margins for a seamless appearance, framed by perimeter edges folded at 120mm.
To finish the sign, we used a powder coating of Dulux Duratec Zeus Lunar Grey Matt, complete with a durability and colour warranty.
Custom perforated metal expertise for a result that delivers
Arrow Metal specialises in custom perforated metal production. We can turn your graphics, pictures and illustrations into perforated panels. Take a look at some of our other custom projects, including a motto that makes a statement for Wayside Chapel, nature illustrations in bright red metal for Narellan Town Centre and artwork at Chatswood Interchange.