Scotland - Signmaster - a company that relishes a challenge

Large format built up letters from Signmaster.A huge monolith
Kelso in the Scottish Borders is home to the sign company that reckons it makes the best signs in Scotland, a company other sign companies can turn to when projects are just too technical and difficult to handle on their own. Signmaster ED has been fabricating and delivering signs all over the UK and Ireland to trade and end user customers from its location since 1988, thanks to a highly skilled fabrication and finishing workforce of 15 employees.

Signmaster today supplies sign companies, shop fitters and designers with a wide range of signage requirements generally manufactured in aluminium and often including lighting using LED systems. Large format built up letters, freestanding gantry, large monolith signs and bespoke metalwork are the areas Signmaster specialises in building, and recent projects have included two large building mounted monoliths at more than 10 metres tall. The company also supports sign companies on rolling re-brands by building fret cut and internally illuminated fascias, generally for corporate re-brands. A recent project involved 60 individual fascias manufactured and finished within a 12 working day period.

As a trade supplier, one of the most challenging situations the Signmaster team faces is being able to assist its clients to sell the concept to their prospective customers. The company has developed its staff'sskills at delivering both fantastic sales support drawings and assisting clients by telephone to understand and project the proposals fluently to the prospective customer and close the deal. This support makes the real difference if when working on something that is outside one's comfort zone, and this is what makes Signmaster different.

Skilled fabricators are one of the company's most valuable assets and to assist them to work more efficiently Signmaster recently invested in a range of semi-automated machines including a 125-ton press brake, shearing press, hydraulic rollers and a new 4 x 2 metre AXYZ flat bed router. This investment brought standard sheet production sizes up to 3000 x 1500 mm, enabling the supply of fascias to greater dimensions and with fewer joints on a shorter timescale.

This year, 2009, has developed into a very deep and hardhitting recession and that has actually helped Signmaster identify the ideal products and relationships its needs to develop, focussed attention and helped the company to maintain its working goals.

The future for Signmaster is certainly in the continued recruitment and management of clients who require the services of a sign fabricator capable of designing, manufacturing and assisting to install large projects throughout the UK and Ireland.

Contact details:
Signmaster - or tel. 01573 223227.

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