Gold Medal for KiwiRail 150th Anniversary Container Project

22 April 2014 11:11AM

KiwiRail’s 150th Anniversary container project has won a gold medal in the Exhibition Stand category in the annual New Zealand Sign and Display Association awards.

Peek Exhibition Sales and Marketing Manager, David Ross, says his company submitted their top 10 displays for last year, including the KiwiRail 150th Anniversary container exhibition.

Designed by Neogine and constructed by Peek, the project included hundreds of hours work from the KiwiRail communications team.

The communications team developed the overall concept, look and content.

The 150th exhibition comprises four container displays — Moving through the Times, Moving Experiences, Moving the Economy and Moving Safely and Responsibly.

KiwiRail Communications Manager, Kimberley Brady says the 150th anniversary of rail was a massive project that took 12 months to plan and execute.

"Its success was also due to the many people within the business who helped us both with the containers and all the other associated materials, but also with the huge amount of logistics involved in getting a train from Auckland to Invercargill making 12 stops over only one month."

"This project was a great example of how we can work collaboratively across the business — it was a great team effort."

David Ross says the awards provide a forum for the industry to submit their best work and be judged by their peers.

"The judging is pretty tough and if the judges don’t think standards have been met, they don’t award medals in some categories.

"So, congratulations and thank you to the KiwiRail and Neogine teams for the opportunity to work with you all to create this fantastic exhibition display," says David.