19 Years of Manufacturing Signs that Last

First African Corporate Identity (FACI), division of Helderberg Technology Holdings (HTH), one of Africa’s largest signage manufacturers started manufacturing signs in 1998, and make signs that last.

Said MD, Wynand van Zyl:  “A number of signage companies were quite adept at making signs that looked good, but very few made signs that lasted well in the harsh African sun. We wanted to show the way.”

Looking back and reflecting on the signs they have made since 1998, they have reason to be proud of their work.  Most of the signs they have manufactured and installed that have been replaced, were not done because of deteriorating quality, but mostly because of rebranding roll-outs.  When it comes to corporate identity- and branding signage, top brands invest their trust in the expertise and turnkey solutions of FACI, as their large portfolio of blue chip clients suggest.

On his way to the Kruger National Park, a while ago, Wynand, MD of HTH, drove past the Shell Bushbuckridge station in Mpumalanga.  He took a photo of the Shell pylon, manufactured and installed by First African Corporate Identity (previously called Aerodyne Sign Technology) over 17 years ago.  No photo of the original installation could be traced.

Shell Bushbuckridge, Mpumalanga.

This led to them investigating some of the other older signage manufactured and installed by them, most more than 15 years ago.

Total Lakeside, installed 1999..

Total PW Botha & Sons, Strand, installed in 1997.