County Antrim firm, Environmental Street Furniture (ESF), has been showcasing its bespoke products at the IAAPA (International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions) Attractions Expo in Orlando, Florida.
The IAAPA Attractions Expo – which took place from 14th-18th November – is the premier event for the international attractions and amusement sector with over 30,000 industry professionals expected to attend the show at Orange County Convention Centre, Orlando.
Based in Newtownabbey, ESF designs and supplies a huge selection of exterior street furniture products globally, including custom bespoke products for the experience attraction industry.
Speaking before the Orlando Expo, Alan Lowry, who founded ESF in 2012, said, “We are excited to be involved in the IAAPA Attractions Expo in Orlando. It is with the support of UK Department for International Trade (UK DIT) and Invest NI that we are able to attend such a prestigious event and have the opportunity to showcase our innovative products to some of the world’s leading figures in the amusement and entertainment sectors. The show highlights the experience attraction industry’s best practices and sets trends for the coming years.
“At the Expo, we will be showcasing our unique products which include themed litter bins and seating in a wide range of designs and guises, in partnership with another UK supplier, and alongside over 1,000 other exhibitors. I will be based at the UK DIT stand #1784 during the week and I am expecting it to be a very busy show.
“In the past twelve months we have secured high value contracts with various theme park operators, zoos, museums and water parks for our themed products and we hope that by exhibiting at the IAAPA Attractions Expo we will be able to firmly establish ESF as the ‘go to’ company for custom designed products.”
ESF recently supplied themed street furniture to the world’s largest indoor theme park, IMG Worlds of Adventure. Owned by the Ilyas & Mustafa Galadari Group and managed by IMG Worlds, IMG Worlds of Adventure opened in Dubai on 31st August, 2016.
As a global designer and supplier of themed street furniture, ESF supplied over 150 themed custom benches and 450 themed litter bins. The company is confident that by attending the IAPPA Attractions Expo in Orlando it gives ESF the opportunity to showcase just what the company can provide and shows how a Northern Ireland based company is supplying niche products for the attractions and amusement sector.
In addition to designing and supplying theme street furniture to the global Experience Attractions market, the company is also at the forefront of innovation offering a range of solar powered products including mobile phone charging stations and benches, illuminated litter bins using LED lighting, and solar LED wayfinding lighting.