The Volvo Ocean Race, the round-the-world yacht race is under way! And Comhan Holland is going along for the ride. At least, our aluminium frames are. Tailor-made for one of the biggest sailing events in the world.

Textile frames made to measure for the Volvo Ocean Race

Seven teams sail around the world, calling in at twelve port cities. Eighteen ‘team bases’ will be travelling with them: pavilions which are set up in harbours to serve as a temporary base for the team crews and organisation: FaberExposize was commissioned to set all of the pavilions up in style using printed textiles.

Comhan Holland and Overhuys Verlichting (Lighting) are FaberExposize's partners in this project for developing customised textile frames featuring led lighting. A true feat of engineering, particularly due to the high (wind load) requirements placed upon the fittings, frames and canvas. 

Aluminium textile frames by Comhan offer solutions 

We met the challenge and developed an aluminium frame structure, especially for the Volvo Ocean Race pavilions. Quick and easy to assemble and fixed by means of metal brackets. Based on the Comhan SpeeTex 120 textile frame and on the pavilion corners combined with the Comhan SpeeTex Cube XXL profile.

The complete system can be quickly assembled/disassembled on site. And in the evening? It becomes fully illuminated by the inbuilt led lighting by Overhuys. In all we produced more than three hundred of these lightboxes for the eighteen team bases.

This spectacular result will now go round the world and provide a wonderful sight for visitors. 

Eric Verkerk, Chief Business Officer van FaberExposize over de samenwerking met Comhan: 

“De technische expertise, nauwkeurigheid, flexibiliteit en het doorzettingsvermogen van Comhan zijn de sleutel geweest in het tot een succes brengen van dit project! Ik denk niet dat er een andere partij in Nederland zou zijn geweest die dit moeilijke traject op deze manier tot zo’n spectaculair einde had kunnen brengen.”

Textile frames also a solution for your project?

Are you looking for a valued project partner for your corporate identity and/or branding project. Then request some free information on Cohman's aluminium sign systems or contact one of our specialists

Comhan supplies the frames as a neutral aluminium-project-partner to the visual communication industry through sign makers and digital printing companies.

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