Over the 75 years Coleman Group has been established we have remained innovative and forward-thinking. Our company is devoted to providing the best experience to our clients and delivering unprecedented high-quality products and services.
Coleman Group was originally founded by Robert Coleman as R.B. Coleman (Signs) Pty Ltd. In 1948 signage was a completely different industry, less about printing (as the technology did not exist) and more about hand-painting. R.B. Coleman (Signs) Pty Ltd was responsible for a large amount of shopfront and billboard painting, sports event advertisements and vehicle decoration. Robert soon passed the business on to his son Bruce Coleman who rebranded the company as ‘Coleman Signs’. Under the leadership of Bruce, Coleman Signs bought one of the first computerised vinyl cutters – which changed the signage industry.
In 1994 Coleman Signs purchased their first printer which was used to print decals onto weathertex.
Established in 1948, Coleman Group has over 70-years experience within the Signage Industry. This experience accompanied by the investment and market knowledge of the two owners Glenn Coleman and Rod Peter has grown the company into the
multi-million dollar signage-giant that it is today.
In 1997 Coleman Signs entered into the new market of scrolling signage units. This brought in a large amount of business in the sporting industry and changed the way the company operated on a day-to-day basis. In 1999 the Melbourne Storm NRL team purchased a total of 100 units from Coleman Signs – the first big purchase from any sporting stadium, proving the potential of the technology in the signage industry. Towards the end of the 1990s, Bruce handed the business down to his son Glenn who later rebranded the company as ‘Coleman Group’ under the advice of the then 'Business Development Manager', Rod Peter.
Coleman Group entered the exhibition industry in 2003, creating a sister company ‘FABframe’, and in 2009 Rod Peter joined Glenn in partnership to aid in the management of the business. After years of growing success, the brand expanded internationally and in 2012 spawned the worldwide extrusion brand ‘REXframe’. These two companies now work in tandem with Coleman Group and have grown immensely over the passing years.
In recent history Glenn and Rod have made bold decisions in purchasing a large array of innovative tech – including Australia’s first Large Format 3D Printer. In doing so the company ‘Mammoth3d’ was created. As the first of its kind in the Australian market, the potential for growth is boundless.
Grad. Diploma of Applied Finance (FINSIA - Kaplan)
Glenn started in the family business in 1982, then known as R. B. Coleman Signs, which was started by his Grandfather Robert Coleman in 1948.
The only certainty in life is change and this certainly applies to Coleman Group.
By investing in great people and cultivating a team environment over many years, under Glenn’s leadership Coleman Group has morphed into the most innovative, high quality, best equipped, deadline-driven supplier for the exhibition, event and retail signage space across Australia.
Glenn’s role encompasses overall company direction and strategy, finance and capital investment.
The company goal is to entrench its signage industry leadership through innovation, customer service and an unmatched capacity to meet the tightest client deadlines.
For the last 8 years Glenn has been a Director of Civic Disability Services, an organisation supporting individuals with disability, where he also serves on the Audit and Finance Committee. Glenn enjoys investing, cycling and kite surfing on weekends.
Under his direction, Coleman Signs was rebranded as Coleman Group and retargeted at the Exhibitions and Events Industry.
With over 38 years in the Signage industry and over 10 years experience in business management and development, Rod joined Coleman Group in 2003 as Business Development Manager.
During this time, Rod created FABframe, a revolutionary signage system consisting of lightweight aluminium frames and dye-sublimation fabrics. Coleman Group in conjunction with FABframe is now considered by many as one of the market leaders of signage throughout the Exhibition, Event & Retail Industries in Australia.
In 2012, Rod proposed moving FABframe into the American market, and in doing so created the REXframe brand. REXframe expanded internationally and is now distributed across 5 different countries worldwide including USA, UK, NZ, Germany and Australia.
Rod Peter’s business decisions have transformed Coleman Group into the successful multi-million-dollar business it is today.