Ast Signs recently worked with long standing client, Eddie Stobart to design and install the signage for their brand new Support Centre which was opened by HRH The Princess Royal in November 2015. Eddie Stobart is one of the largest transport and distribution companies in the UK, with a fleet of over 2,500 trucks. The new flagship depot in Warrington, Cheshire has been set up to centralise their service support functions and will house their administration, HR, IT, business systems, system support and fleet functions, as well as the Eddie Stobart training academy.
For this project we provided a range of internal and external signage which was designed in keeping with their corporate identity and is themed to deliver safety messages throughout. Flat Cut Lettering is used for external signage and Etched Vinyl Safety Markings are used on glass windows. When entering the centre, visitors are met with an impressive full colour digitally printed wall wrap. Displaying an image of Eddie Stobart vehicles, the wall wrap features LED lights in place of the head lights and sun visor lights. An Eddie Stobart Scania cab also makes for a unique reception desk and has been fully wrapped in the brand’s recognisable vehicle livery.
A history time wall has been created using a bespoke wall wrap and Di-bond boards, designed to show visitors the Eddie Stobart journey from starting out in the 1970s through to their present day business. The centre also features meeting spaces created from shipping containers, which have been branded using self adhesive vinyl. Every space throughout the centre has not only been a creative opportunity but an opportunity to reinforce road safety through the use of signage, from 5m high double sided hanging banners to walls decorated with bespoke Di-bond picture boards. Even the open plan meeting booths have been covered in bespoke wraps featuring road safety signs.
In addition to completing signage projects for the haulier, Ast Transport Branding, our vehicle graphics division, also produce and apply the graphics for Eddie Stobart’s vehicle fleet. For more information on our products and services, and how we can help with your next project please get in touch.