PRE-EVENT INTERVIEW WITH SPECTRUM INDUSTRIAL PLANTWORX 2019Katie Evans
|As a safety signage and products brand, what opportunities do you see within the construction industry?
Anthony Garlick, General Manager, Spectrum Industrial: Although massive advances in safety have been made within the construction industry, it is still statistically one of the most dangerous industries to work in within the UK (the most dangerous for fatalities). Equipment and correct training can prevent many accidents, but we see safety signs as an integral part of creating a safe site and a safe place to work by highlighting hazards and reinforcing safety messages.
How do Spectrum’s wide selection of products meet the requirements for this industry?
Anthony Garlick; All our products comply to the very latest signage standards (ISO EN 7010) to ensure consistency of message. In addition, our products are manufactured using weather-resistant materials and UV resistant inks, proving a product that will last in these demanding environments.
|What are the major trends you are seeing in the marketplace?
Peter Clayton, Head of Sales Spectrum Industrial; We have been seeing an increased demand in large site-specific notice boards, which provide the site with a single point of access for the essential documentation required for all modern sites. In addition, we have seen increased emphasis on companies wishing to brand all their safety signage with their own company logo – not only providing an essential safety message but also reinforcing their company brand throughout the site.
Which channels within construction show the most development?
Peter Clayton; Two of the growing sectors within plant and equipment industry are quarrying and recycling. I think the general acceptance that more stringent safety standards are required push the quarrying side, whereas the massive growth in the recycling industries and the associated plant equipment has pushed sign sales there.
Why has Spectrum chosen to attend Plantworx?
Paul Kantecki, Managing Director; The show is recognised as being one of the leading plant & construction shows within the UK, and as such we felt it imperative that we attend to present our company and brand to the industry. Our product range and service lend itself perfectly to this market.