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Gielissen Interiors & Exhibitions announces acquisition of Nuance International.

Gielissen Interiors & Exhibitions announced today the acquisition of Nuance International, an exhibit and interiors design and project management firm in Metro Atlanta, Georgia. Gielissen, based in the Netherlands for nearly 75 years, is one of the largest interior and exhibition companies in the world. With this most recent acquisition, Gielissen now has eleven locations worldwide.

Now as part of Gielissen Worldwide, Nuance International customers will have the convenience of the US-based team, and direct connection to the over 350 employees and nearly one million square feet of production space for the design, fabrication, and installation of exhibits and interiors throughout Europe and in the Middle East.

According to Bart Wigman, CEO of Gielissen, "This was the logical next step to serving the global needs of our clients. By adding the experienced team of Nuance International to our organization, we now can better serve the needs of (our) customers, especially those based in the USA."

Jeff Hannah, President of Nuance International, agreed that this was a natural transition as the two companies have enjoyed a longstanding relationship. "For many years we have managed complex exhibit and interior projects for clients around the world. Gielissen has always been a trusted partner in our global network helping us deliver projects in Europe and the Middle East. By joining with them we can continue to serve our clients with improved cost structures and enhanced services," said Hannah.

Nuance International is world-class provider of design, project management, and production of trade show exhibits, interior environments, private events, corporate theater and experiences. The company has created interiors around the globe, such as the highly-acclaimed, Premium Lounges for Etihad Airways at the Abu Dhabi International Airport. By utilizing on-demand, web-based project management tools, and focusing on the cultural aspects of engaging global customers, Nuance has built a reputation that is unparalleled in the industry. Jeff Hannah is a frequent speaker and writer on global exhibiting.

Gielissen Interiors & Exhibitions was founded in 1937, since when it has expanded to become the market leader in the Netherlands and one of the top in Europe. In 2010, the company's turnover totalled around € 70 million.
Gielissen specialises in interiors and exhibitions. Full-service, from advice and concept development to implementation. Based in offices in Amsterdam, Eindhoven, Helmond, Wanssum, Stuttgart, Hannover, Antwerpen, Abu Dhabi, Atlanta, Denver over 350 professionals work on interior projects, events and congresses and Exhibition & Event Services. Diverse projects both in form and size for (inter)national clients in locations all over the world.


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