Reasons to work with us

Established industry leader

We have a proven background in vehicle graphics, commercial signage and corporate branding.  We have wrapped many thousands of vehicles over the past decade so you can be reassured that we will do a first class job. In addition to our wealth of experience, we have a portfolio of longstanding clients and have been at the forefront of the vehicle wrapping and signage industry for the last decade. Our teams are experienced at handling large projects, large fleets and challenging schedules across the UK and mainland Europe so we're used to working to tight and often changing deadlines.

We have six specialist divisions, each dedicated to a particular area of your corporate brand;

Whether you need a complete re-brand of your transport fleet, a new shop sign, chapter 8 vehicle safety products, branded workwear or interior graphics; our experienced, dedicated team can help you make the most of every opportunity for your name or brand to stand out. 

Approved UK-wide network partners

We have approved network partners located throughout the UK so we can fit at our sites, your site or your preferred bodyshop anywhere in the UK and also Europe. View our UK-wide fitting network and locations here. Our vinyl graphics applicators are also approved by 3M - a leading supplier of vehicle wrapping materials.  

To ensure you receive the most efficient service, our fitting teams are managed using the latest technology, including van tracking and bar coding linking vehicles to graphics, integrated directly with our PMS. 

Your own account manager

You'll deal with your own dedicated Key Account Manager, they'll know your brand guidelines, and with our own in-house designers and production team, we're able to provide an effective project management service. Our team are all highly experienced in the industry and will work closely with you to understand your branding requirements and ensure that everything runs smoothly, including:

Design & Production

De-commissioning

Application, Schedule Planning & Fitting

Accident Repair & Panel Replacement

On-line Ordering & Tracking

Stockholding

In-house design team

Our talented team of designers can help you build brand awareness and create the right image for your business.  They can create you a brand image and logo with guidelines that will work across all areas of your business. Whether you have an existing logo or are looking for a complete new look Ast Media can take care of every aspect. Whatever your location and budget, we can tailor a solution to help you attract new clients. 

Our large, creative in-house team of 8 designers have extensive knowledge and many years of experience in all aspects of design and brand management. We are used to working to a range of strict brand guidelines and we’re aware of how important it is to get the core message across in a clear and consistent manner. 

In-house print and production

We operate all our printing and production from our purpose-built HQ in Cumbria, which services the whole of the UK. The premises, which is 21,000 square feet in size, is a highly controlled print, production and finishing environment and enables us to produce consistent, high quality results for our clients. We invest heavily in the latest kit to make sure we are constantly at the cutting edge of technology.

As we do all our printing under one roof as opposed to at a number of sites, we are able to produce consistent colour matches – vital for clients who use us over a long period of time. As a matter of policy we always gain approval for colour samples before starting work and we then keep this on file so we can exactly reproduce graphics for you whenever you need them. With our fleet contracts we like to hold stock of the printed vehicle graphics to ensure we can deal with the peaks and troughs of typical fleet livery projects.

Online repair system

Lots of our customers use our online ordering system to help their business manage the costs and lead times of vehicle graphics repairs. It's inevitable that your vehicles will, at some point, require a panel or two to be replaced due to an accident on the road. 

We make it easy to order replacement signage, panels, whole vehicle graphics or check previous vehicles with your own personalised online ordering system. There are three different levels of login to the online ordering system so managers can access overall data showing number of repairs and lead time of graphics despatched as well as purchasing replacement graphics.  The site can be tailored to your own requirements to include a chassis number, PO number, fitting address etc. Within minutes of making an online enquiry you can have a quote and lead time emailed back to you. Your dedicated Key Account Manager and Designer will also be on hand should you need them.

Warranties

We're one of only a handful of businesses in the UK that have been chosen as a partner by 3M having passed their strict auditing process which measures:

Financial Stability

Print Quality

Material Traceability

Environmental Credentials

Customer Service Levels

Application Standards

Health and Safety, and our ISO9001 and 14001 Systems