Data Signs Timeline

Data Signs (Australia), a family business, commenced manufacturing in 1976 as a Programmable Message Sign manufacturer. Arnold Venema (CEO) started the company with his father, Arend Venema. Our product range has progressed through the years as Data Signs has endeavoured to embrace the very latest in LED technology to become a leader in all facets of electronic sign manufacturing. We are known in the industry for our exceptional reliability and innovative products; both in terms of hardware design and functionality. Data Signs' continued growth has been attributed to its ability to respond to customer-specific requirements.

  • 2016

    Celebrating 40 Years

    Data Signs marks its 40th Anniversary.

  • 2016

    AppVMS

    Data Signs AppVMS™ is a feature-rich app developed for Data Signs' customers. Download from Apple App Store and Google Play.

  • 2015

    2015

    Data Signs receives Type Approval from the RMS in New South Wales for our ArrowBoard Type C.

  • 2014

    2014
    2014

    Data Signs opens a new large Assembly Plant in Ormeau (Brisbane), Queensland.

  • 2013

    2013

    Data Signs opens Assembly Plant in Yatala, Queensland.

  • 2013

    2013

    Data Signs’ Portable Traffic Lights receive Type Approval from the RMS in New South Wales.

  • 2013

    2013

    ISO 9001 certification awarded to Data Signs.

  • 2012

    2012

    WebVMS released, a web-based application to track, monitor and control Data Signs’ products.

  • 2010

    2010

    Data Signs develops and releases the world-first five colour Variable Message Sign.

  • 2010

    2010

    2010

    Data Signs develops and releases its own Portable Traffic Light Controllers and Remote Control unit.

  • 2009

    2009

    2009

    Department of Transport in UAE awards tender through our agent AMG for purchase of a large quantity of VMS400 just in time for the first Abu Dhabi Formula 1 held at Yass Island.

  • 2008

    2008

    VMS Fleet Manager soſtware developed and released, to remotely track and update Data Signs VMS.

  • 2008

    2008

    Data Signs opens Service Centre in Minto, New South Wales.

  • 2008

    2008

    A court proceeding between Data Signs Pty Ltd and Bartco Traffic Equipment was settled out of court in favour of Data Signs.

  • 2007

    2007

    Data Signs opens Service Centre in Yatala (Brisbane), Queensland.

  • 2006

    2006

    2006

    Data Signs exports VMS to Dubai for the construction of the tunnel to Atlantis Hotel.

  • 2006

    2006

    Data Signs moves into a larger facility in Grace Court, Sunshine West, Victoria.

  • 2003

    2003

    Call System developed and installed for Virgin Blue, Brisbane Airport.

  • 2002

    2002

    2002

    2002

    Geelong College outdoor scoreboard installation, Illawarra Turf Club signage installation.

  • 2000

    2000

    Data Signs moves into a factory in Vella Drive, Sunshine West, Victoria.

  • 1999

    1999

    1999

    Data Signs VMS displays fixed onto trailers built by Third Party.

  • 1976 to 1995

    1976 Mr. Arnold Venema
    Late 1970's

    Developed first incandescent then LED-based single and multi-line signs for various applications.

  • 1994

    1994

    Taxi Sign installation in over 1000 taxis in Victoria, completed job late 1996.

  • 1976

    1976 Rev. Arend Venema
    28th October, 1929 – 2nd January, 2006

    Data Signs, a family business, commenced manufacturing in 1976 as a Programmable Message Sign manufacturer.