Tennants road safety signs: Off the shelf, bespoke or design your own

Tennants range of road signs Tennants chevron-kit installed on a van

Based centrally in Nottingham and founded in 1967, Tennants UK Ltd has become one of the UK’s leading suppliers of road signs, equipment and reflective vinyls.

The company’s Signs Division specialises in the manufacture of temporary road signs – from ‘Chapter 8’ standard signs in frames taken directly off the shelf, to bespoke signage manufactured in-house and to short lead times with the aid of the most advanced machinery on the market.

The recent launch of the Traffic Pro Sign software enables any PC user to design and size their own bespoke temporary road signs. Traffic Pro automatically calculates the x-height and size of sign to meet full highway specification. With the latest in digital print technology, Tennants UK, along with clients who run digital printers, are able to print and in turn manufacture the complete sign using various reflective vinyl and substrates.

Tennants UK also recently won a contract to manufacture temporary road signs via Nordis Signs (a May Gurney PLC company) which was set to supply a local high speed traffic management company. Due to the workload at the time Steve Wright, Nordis Signs Manager, requested Tennants UK to assist with the order.

Steve said “The 190 signs were not only excellently priced but were delivered to us three days early. This is the type of service we have come to expect from Tennants UK. Many thanks to Grant and Tracey for all their help”.

The Equipment Supplies Division products include traffic cones and lamps, road sign frames and pedestrian barriers, and a range of hi viz clothing and personal protective equipment. Summer 2012 saw the launch of the new Navigator road cone. Made to the highest of standards this two piece 750mm cone is the company’s lowest ever priced road cone.

From a three year economy to 12 year prismatic grade reflective, Tennants UK is the UK’s master distributor for Orafol reflectives branded as ‘Oralite’.

Most notably in the vinyls division is the increase in number of vehicle chevron kit enquiries, says Tennants. To satisfy this increasing demand, the company has a complete library of vehicles with chevrons that are ‘contour cut to fit’, complete with drawings and fitting instructions all of which comply to Chapter 8 regulations. Yellow cast fluorescent is cut first as solid back panels with the red reflective strips tabbed over the top. This unique method allows for the kits to be taken off in years to come without the hassle of taking reflective off.tennants logo

When it comes to chevron kits, Tennants UK now offers a unique hi intensity prismatic red reflective which provides greater reflectivity than the standard engineering grade and carries a 10 year guarantee. This product is ideal for vehicles stopping on high speed roads or for those who wish to stand out from the crowd with better visibility day and night.

For customers who manufacture their own kits Tennants simply offers a two year Orafol cast fluorescent along with a choice of red Oralite reflectives; engineering, hi intensity or prismatic, slit to 150mm x 50m rolls. For all enquiries contact the sales team on telephone 0115 973 8088 or find out more at www.tennantsuk.com


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