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Perforated sheet with round holes for gates and fences

Traditional brands need to be revamped now and again. Perforated metal with round holes is the perfect candidate here. Gates and fences of the coffee roaster Julius Meinl are now sporting a new modern design. Lots of creative inspiration can be found on the Fascination pages of MEVACO. The white moor on red plates is integrated perfectly into the overall image. The question about coffee or tea is clearly answered!

World-famous brand logo reinvented

Nicola Pegoraro is a craftsman through and through. With his company EL 2000 Impianti Elettrici in Zermeghedo, Italy, he offers his customers complete turnkey concepts, or as he puts it: “We receive a contract and carry out all the tasks involved, be it construction, mechanical or electrical work.” This means he is constantly faced with new challenges – and it takes a considerable amount of time. But when the client’s name is Julius Meinl, the Austrian coffee roaster, even Nicola Pegoraro can find a few spare minutes for an espresso. “Thanks to this coffee”, he laughs, “I came across MEVACO. Because all around the building of the Julius Meinl subsidiary in Altavilla Vicentina I used MEVACO perforated sheets with round holes, Rv15-21, in galvanised steel for the doors and railings, as well as free-form structures for the doors and square plates for the railings. I integrated the design and colour of the Meinl moor, the world-famous trademark of my client.” Nicola Pegoraro’s coffee break soon comes to an end. It’s time for him to tackle some new challenges.

What is it like to work for an Austrian coffee roaster of all things in Bella Italia, the country of a quick espresso and the delightful cappuccino? Nicola Pegoraro, manager of EL 2000 Impianti Elettrici, grins at the question. “If it’s Julius Meinl”, he replies, “where good taste is routine, then it is senza problemi.” He takes a sip of his espresso, which the traditional company, founded in 1862 by Julius Meinl in the Fleischmarkt area of Vienna, offers as an Italian roast: With dark roasting, stronger and more intense taste, and more strongly caramelised.

Passionate craftsman

Then it’s down to business because Nicola Pegoraro is a craftsman through and through, who is very passionate about his work and is extremely committed and has very little time on his hands. The Italian expression senza problemi also plays an important role in his day-to-day life: with his company in Zermeghedo, Italy, he offers complete turnkey concepts which means simply that everything runs like clockwork. Simply, senza problemi. “When we receive a contract”, he explains, “we carry out all the tasks involved. Something to build or construct? We’ll do it. Mechanical work? We’ll do it. Electrical work?” Nicola Pegoraro waits to see if his German interviewer already knows the answer. “Then it all runs senza problemi”, states the interviewer as he attempts his first contact with the Italian language.

Coffee as a way of initiating contact

Construction, mechanical and electrical work were also requested at Julius Meinl’s Italian subsidiary in Altavilla Vicentina. Nicola Pegoraro starts listing the tasks involved: “We planned and constructed the building. And the access roads for the trucks, as well as the paths. This also involved electrical locking systems with intercom systems. And of course the railings and doors, including the motors for opening and closing. This is where MEVACO came in. It was the coffee that brought us together.”

"White moor" on red plates

Nicola Pegoraro takes a sip of his espresso. “I hadn’t heard of MEVACO before”, he continues, “and up to that point I had also never worked with perforated sheets. The manager of a friendly planning studio gave me the tip.” As EL 2000 Impianti Elettrici was also responsible for the design concept, Nicola Pegoraro obtained inspiration from the MEVACO Fascination articles and the comprehensive offer in the full catalogue. Then he drafted several proposals which he presented to the customer. The most striking of these proposals focussed on the use of square plates in the centre of the railings, with a reference to the Meinl moor, the world-famous trademark of the coffee roaster. “A few years ago this logo was revised by my fellow countryman Matteo Thun”, states Nicola Pegoraro. ”We therefore had the option of displaying the original red moor in white on red plates. The customer liked this solution best.” Then it was time to tackle the implementation.

"senza problemi" thanks to Akribie

“I quickly discovered”, explains Nicola Pegoraro, “that at MEVACO the team is intent on planning precisely in order to avoid errors. In this phase of the project we were making constant changes to the overall plan which in turn meant changes to the dimensions of the perforated sheets. The staff at MEVACO checked all parameters again each time which also took some time. Eventually there were a few things to decide, such as the contour of the perforated sheets, their shape, the number of perforated zones, the corners, the margin dimensions and the mounting holes. During the assembly I learned to appreciate the meticulousness of MEVACO. Everything went senza problemi.” MEVACO perforated sheets with round holes, Rv15-21 in steel, and free-form structures were used for the doors, as well as corner plates for the railings. Nicola Pegoraro’s coffee break comes to an end at this stage of the discussion. He finishes his espresso and says goodbye, because for him it’s time again to tackle some new challenges.

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