Signage for the Retail Industry

South Africa has a relatively large retail industry which has emerged largely unscathed from the recent economic slowdown.

Branding – and therefore signage – is an essential element of the retail mix and we have been fortunate to have worked with many of South Africa’s larger retailers including Shoprite and the Foschini Group for whom we have supplied signs to its G-Star, American Swiss, Sterns Jewellers, Markham, Total Sports, Due South, Sports Scene and Exact brands.

In most instances, we have provided interior signage such as light boxes, although for some retail clients such as Conti Partners we installed fiberglass fascia panels to sites across the country.

As the signage was outdoors and would be exposed to the sun’s UV rays, it was painted with Awlgrip which was subjected to a 2 000 hour QUV test simulating around five years of outdoor UV exposure. We have also helped retailers transform their buildings.

At Eden Mall in Phalaborwa we supplied ALPOLIC – an aluminium composite material (ACM) – cladding with a unique perforated camouflage pattern. The metallic champagne panels give the mall a modern integrated artistic feel.

We have also provided cladding to a number of car showrooms including the Ferrari dealership in Bryanston and GM and Toyota dealers across the country.