Another 20 year Service Award

The company was delighted to award another 20 year service award to a valued member of staff.

Darren Smith is the 4th member of the company to complete 20 years’ service in the past two years.  Darren who joined SignPost Solutions in July 1997  straight from school, initially started as a trainee welder. He went on to hold several positions within the manufacturing side of the business.

After 10 years with the company, Darren was asked to join the staff within the office.  Today Darren is the company Production Controller looking after the many aspects of warehouse operations based at our Clarendon Drive site.

On Behalf of everyone at SignPost Solutions we congratulate Darren on his 20 years’ service and we all look forward to many more happy years working alongside him.

Signstr8 & Rejuven8 used in Area 1

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The Signstr8 Pole with its 30mm flat face is used here to ensure the sign attached cant be rotated. Click to view the product in more detail.

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The Rejuven8 enables the post to be installed utilising the old foundations of a previously installed post. Click to view further details.

Highways England Area 1 team at Kier recently needed to update the signage on over 160no lay-bys across the network.

They decided to use the SPS Signstr8  and also the SPS Rejuven8 coupled with Signstr8 to complete the task.

The Rejuven8 was used where existing posts had previously been installed saving the client both time and money to install the new posts.

With all posts having Signstr8 means the signs will not be able to rotate keeping them visible at all times. With its unique design Signstr8 utilises a flat edged post but is held up with conventional 76mm round fixing clips.

To understand more on the benefits of either the Rejuven8  or the Signstr8 range please call a member of the team who will be happy to help.

SPS 468 – Coming Soon

New SPS 468 product launch is now immanent

The team at SPS have continued to be very busy behind the scenes and we are all very excited to be launching another brand new product.

The new SPS 468 will be a uniquely designed product aimed at giving a new alternative and choice to clients, installers and maintenance contractors.

The SPS 468 will follow the trend of our other products in our range of enhancing safety to the road user. Reduced installation time,  and  ongoing cost savings on maintenance. It will also be aimed at saving money against alternatives currently available.

The new SPS 468 product range is on target to be available from July 2017.

If you wish to find out more about the SPS 468 please feel free to contact your local area manager or the sales manager, Tim Daly t.daly@signfix.co.uk who will be happy to talk through the product in more detail.

Alternatively full SPS 468 product details will soon be available  on our website.

New Universal Baseplate

SignPost Solutions are proud to be launching another new product into the traffic market.

Aimed at saving the customer money and making life easier for the installer whilst not compromising on quality  is something our customers have come to expect.

For years each size traffic post has had an individual baseplate to suit, but the team at SPS have created a single sized baseplate covering  11no different post sections.

This means customers need to order and carry less stock and at a single price point the new universal baseplate offers considerable cost saving potential.

The new baseplate covers circular post sections of 48mm, 60mm, 76mm, 89mm, 102mm, 114mm and 127mm.

It also covers square section posts of  50mm x 50mm, 60mm x 60mm, 75mm x 75mm and 80mm x 80mm.

Please contact our office on 0121 506 4770 or your local Area Manager to find out more.

Traffex 2017

SignPost Solutions enjoyed another successful TRAFFEX exhibition 4-6 April at the NEC, Birmingham.
Being integrated as part of the SWARCO Stand the company enjoyed an enviable position within the hall giving plenty of opportunity to showcase some of our products.

The star of the show was  the new  Passively Safe Optimast 400 mast, which has been designed to be the strongest passive product available. Local Authority Engineers, Design Consultants and Sign Installers all universally agreed that the Optimast 400 offers a new dimension to passive safety with the unique design and cost saving potential.

Other products which generated a lot of interest was the SPS 3Sixty traffic bollard and the SPS 2Twenty bollard which is aimed at cycle networks and car parks.

The team for the show which consisted of Martyn Rich, Dennis Crumpton, Matthew Wilks, Suzanne Lloyd, Tim Daly and Chris Nicklin will all now be busy following up on the many leads and contacts made during the course of the three days.

Optimast 400 Launched at Traffex 2017

SignPost Solutions unveil largest Optimast Sign Mast at TRAFFEX

At TRAFFEX 2017, SignPost Solutions, part of the SWARCO Group, launched Optimast 400 – the latest addition to its range of industry-leading passively safe sign masts.

The new mast which has a unique shape has been designed with strength and versatility in mind. Another important factor is to deliver maximum cost-efficiency to the customer.

Tim Daly, National Sales Manager at SignPost Solutions, says the new mast has been rigorously tested: “It has unparalleled strength and with its design, creates options to ensure it can be used in a wide variety of situations,” he explains. “Adding to the other masts in the range, the Optimast 400 can accommodate signs right up to the very largest of motorway and Advanced  direction signs.”

The Optimast 400 adds to the range of four establish masts – 127mm, 168mm, 219 mm, 244mm – and has been successfully crash tested to BS-EN 12767. It has also achieved an energy rating of 100NE2.

TRAFFEX 2017

SignPost Solutions will once again be at the NEC (April 4,5,6) for the TRAFFEX exhibition and conference.

This year will be an exciting change for the company as we share the stand jointly with our parent company SWARCO.

There will be lots of exciting products to see, as well as new products to view for the first time, so please ensure you visit the team during the show.

Tim Daly and Dennis Crumpton will be among the SignPost sales team at the show.

Pictured are Dennis and Tim from the 1997 TRAFFEX exhibition when the company was under its original name of Signfix.

The company has undergone a lot of changes over the past 20 years, but both Dennis and Tim are once again looking forward to another successful show and along with the rest of the sales team are looking forward to welcoming both existing and new customers to the stand.

IsoSign install the first Optimast-ISOSECURE

Following our joint venture agreement to work  with IsoSign from France, the first Optimast passively safe sign posts have now been successfully installed.

The uniquely designed Optimast range has been specifically manufactured for the French road network.

Named as Optimast-ISOSECURE, the team from IsoSign managed to get the project from concept to installation within a few months.

These are exciting times for the highways sector in France and both SPS and IsoSign are really happy with the result.

20 Years Long Service Award

 

The company is delighted to announce a long service award.

In October 2016, Managing Director, Chris Nicklin together with Finance Director, Neale Glover, presented David Large with his 20 years long service award. Chris described David as a dedicated and committed employee, who never complained at whatever task he was given, a truly exemplary colleague.

Well done David

Charity Hike

 

Our northern sales engineer Matt Wilks and 10 of his friends and family recently completed the Bob Graham round for the charity; mind. The four day hike in the Lake District involved 42 peaks and was over a distance of 66 miles.

The gruelling challenge was completed in June and thanks to support from customers, friends, family and employers the team raised in excess of £4000 for the charity and in memory of one of their close friends who took his own life in December 2015.