Gielissen Acquisition

May 2019
Gielissen announces acquisition of Elite Exhibits in the USA
We are excited to announce that Gielissen USA has acquired renowned exhibit builder Elite Exhibits. Located in the vicinity of Atlanta (Flowery Branch) Elite Exhibits will become part of the Gielissen Group as of May 2, 2019.
Elite Exhibits developed into one of the best exhibition builders in the USA and has been privately owned by Mr. Larry Oley since 1999.  Specialized in designing and building many projects for great clients, Elite also makes use of a quality aluminum system which is the heart of their capabilities to execute exceptional projects within a reasonable budget.
Gielissen, founded in 1937 in the Netherlands, specializes in award winning exhibition and interior projects and events on both large and smaller scale.  Gielissen operates on a global scale and executes projects for her clients worldwide. Already having offices and production facilities in the Netherlands, Germany, United Kingdom, United Arab Emirates and the USA, adding Elite strengthens Gielissen’s US presence, something that is in line with the growing globalization.
As Elite Exhibits and Gielissen worked together for a number of years, and share the same company culture and values, Elite and Gielissen make an obvious and ideal match.
Mr. Wigman: “We are excited about the combination of Gielissen and Elite. In addition to delivering great value to our customers, we are strengthening our position in our target markets to support the success of our clients on shows worldwide. What has become clear over the last decade is that the many of the markets that the exhibitions industry supports are truly global. We’re playing an increasingly important role in connecting business communities and brands all over the world. As a result, exhibitions companies looking to prosper in this environment need specialization and
broad global reach. With this acquisition we bring to bear the skills and services needed to support that reach.
Mr. Larry Oley will remain in his position as CEO and will lead the integration into the Gielissen Group and the further expansion in the USA market.
Gielissen Interiors | Exhibitions | Events has been around since 1937 and has three locations in the Netherlands, but also locations in Germany, Belgium, Paris, London, Dubai and the United States. Gielissen is a full service partner for many parties. Over 350 employees exceed, time and time again, expectations in the delivery of over 1500 projects each year. The work terrain is extremely diverse: from interior projects to spatial presentations and the realization of events and congresses. With the goal of achieving a high yield for customers each and every time. More information
Please contact either Mr. Bart Wigman, CEO of Gielissen Global (bart.wigman@gielissen.comor phone +31402353637) or Mr. Larry Oley (loley@eliteexhibits.comor phone +1770718-9282) in case of any question in regard to this acquisition.