Fast & accurate cutting and finishing processes
Our digital CNC cutting & routing is at the heart of much of what we make. We use this to take sheets of printed vinyl and turn them into kiss-cut label sets. We also use this highly accurate process for routing printed aluminium composite control panels and individual label shapes.
We can use it to mechanically engrave larger than usual labels in any shape. It's fully integrated with our print systems using optical registration. With our software, soft tooling is created on the fly so material usage is maximised and waste reduced to a minimum.
All this allows us to remain highly responsive and competitive; and is better for the environment. We also use it for making giant, slot together Christmas trees so if you happen to need one of those, please let us know!
We "eat our own dogfood", manufacturing 25K signs a month, 100% on demand and selling through our direct retail safety sign business. We design and make so fast it feels like we are picking the signs of the shelf & our customers consistently rate our service as 5 out of 5 stars.
Not everyone at Viking Signs is an engineer, but our MD and Chairman are and they have put robust engineering principles at the heart of everything that we do.
As an active member of MakeUK, the manufacturers' organisation - we do our bit to support the UK manufacturing industry and its vast contribution to the wider economy.
Quality Standards help to build trust, but we also appreciate the discipline of going through external accreditation to stress test our processes and to show we are actually doing what we say we do.
Made In Britain
We are proud to make all our products in the UK, sure we bring in raw materials, but all the processing is done here. As much as we love real ale and sausage rolls, our pride really comes from the power of distributed, lean, on demand manufacturing. Making locally means supply chains are more secure, transport CO2 is dramatically reduced and Just In Time becomes much more feasible.
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