Columbus Coffee Upgrades Outdoor Umbrellas in NZ

19 November 2019
Large kiwi cafe chain Columbus Coffee continue their relationship with fellow kiwi shade company Shade7, with the upgrade of four new outdoor umbrellas at the Sylvia Park café in Auckland, New Zealand.

Highly recognisable throughout New Zealand, Columbus Coffee stands out with their bright yellow branding. With over 70 cafes throughout New Zealand, the brand offers franchise opportunities around the country. Sylvia Park is just one of several Columbus Coffee stores who have installed outdoor umbrellas adjacent to the cafe, creating a summery extension and opportunity to maximise their brand exposure.

Owner of the Sylvia Park café, Stacey Valvoi, contacted Shade7 for an upgrade to their outdoor umbrellas. With constant use by staff and some exposure to wind, the café required umbrellas that would be able to handle persistent use. Shade7 recommended their new Milan outdoor umbrella, which had recently been developed for situations exactly like theirs.

Shade7 are a New Zealand owned company specialising in high quality outdoor umbrellas. They have designed and engineered their own outdoor umbrellas to meet the requirements of both their residential and commercial customers. The Milan outdoor umbrella was created as a solution for very windy and exposed environments, offering strong fibreglass arms which bend and flex under pressure. The strength of the arms make it suitable for standing strong in harsh weather, and to also withstand continual handling from commercial customers who may open and close the umbrellas daily for use during opening hours. Even under commercial conditions, Shade7 offer a generous three year warranty on the umbrella frame and 5 year warranty against colour fading and rot on the canopy.

As recommended by Shade7, the Sylvia Park café upgraded their outdoor area with four new Milan outdoor umbrellas. Available in both square and octagonal shapes, Columbus Coffee opted for the square so that the umbrellas could sit adjacent to each other with minimal gaps.

Columbus Coffee Yellow Milan Outdoor Umbrellas

The Milan outdoor umbrella was introduced by Shade7 in early 2019, which was a timely solution for the Sylvia Park Columbus Coffee Café. Owner Stacey Valvoi has already benefitted from the new strong outdoor umbrellas after only 9 months of use. “I purchased 4 umbrellas from Shade7 for my outdoor area of my cafe. I had done the false economy of buying cheap umbrellas and they always broke. The Milan umbrellas were an amazing upgrade. They stand up to strong winds and seem pretty indestructible. My staff love them because they can just leave them up all day. I would highly recommend investing in the Milan umbrellas!

In keeping with kiwi ingenuity, Shade7 are continually looking to innovate outdoor umbrellas to improve current products and develop new products as the market requires. The Riviera HD Cantilever umbrella is another new outdoor umbrella designed by Shade7, utilising strong fibreglass arms. The Sheraton Samoa Beach Resort was the first commercial customer to install the Riviera HD cantilever umbrella in their pool area.

For further information on which outdoor umbrella would suit your commercial or residential project, contact Shade7 today.

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