The Australian Out of Home (OOH) industry reported half year 2022 net media revenue of $478.6 million, up 19.5% from $400.4 million for the same period in 2021.
$1.6m Lithgow, NSW recycling facility Ecoloop - owned by façade cladding & signage specialist Fairview - diverted 309 tonnes of cladding rectification waste away from landfill projects in NSW, VIC and the ACT in its first full year of operation. “The programme is only beginning,” said Fairview’s Melissa Herrmann.
Belgian-German printer manufacturer Agfa-Gevaert was “strongly impacted by cost inflation and supply chain issues” in Q2 2022 but reported continued revenue growth in its sign & display business. “The top line of the wide-format printing equipment business continued to recover from the strong COVID-19 impact.” Agfa's integration of the newly-acquired Inca Onset printers is progressing, with Agfa's own inks now certified for Inca.
The Federal Court of Australia case management hearing in the Fuji Xerox 'accounting scandal' case, scheduled for 21st Sptember, has been brought forward to Wednesday 1st September in the WA branch of the Court. This tends to indicate that the settlement reached in the New Zealand jurisdiction, may be featured in the accelerated case management hearing. The NZ Serious Fraud Office investigation is still ongoing.
The Australian Sign & Graphics Association (ASGA) is offering a free set of golf clubs and other prizes at its inaugural Victorian Golf Day on Wednesday, 7 September at the Sandhurst Club. A pre-golf networking event will be held the night before at the iconic Hotel Esplanade (The Espy) in St Kilda.
The Integrate Expo, held last week at Sydney's ICC, Darling Harbour, was supported by ASGA and amongst the main AV exhibits were examples of how digital and printed signage can work in harmony. Projected and LED screen signage is becoming more widespread and many sign businesses have already adopted a dual-channel approach, or dived right into screen-based signs.
City of Sydney councillors voted on Monday to investigate a ban on fossil fuel advertising on its outdoor network and at public events such as New Year’s Eve.
“Our new Sign & Display Catalogue (Edition 2) out now is an invaluable resource to the screen and wide format printing industry and encompasses consumables, hardware, inks, software, accessories, training and support,” says Spicers Australia.
Banyan Software has added Queensland-headquartered workflow software company printIQ to its list of 20 software businesses operating throughout the US and Canada. printIQ CEO Anthony Lew will continue at the helm of the business he founded as a New Zealand startup.
Roland DG Corporation says the MPX-90S, the newest addition to the VersaSTUDIO MPX series of metal printers, provides easy customisation of premium goods and accessories. It can also engrave photos on metal.
The manufacturer of digital cutting solutions for global packaging, signage, display and manufacturing markets has unveiled a new online store to boost the speed and ease of ordering replacement consumables.
New Zealand sources say that the long-running legal case between Fuji Xerox NZ and EY (Ernst & Young), Neil Whittaker and two other former FXNZ executives, has been settled without going to trial. It is not yet known if this will influence the Australian Federal Court case, due to be heard on September 21st. The NZ Serious Fraud Office investigation in on-going.
Outdoor advertiser oOh!media reported total revenue up 10% to $276 million for the half year ended 30 June 2022, with earnings increasing by 62% (pcp) to $51.5 million.