Sign Industries Ltd

Sign Industries Ltd

January 11, 2011 09:10 ET

House Signs Specialist Works on New Project With Smith of Derby

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM--(Marketwire - Jan. 11, 2011) - House signs manufacturer Sign Industries has been commissioned to engrave a Smith of Derby clock, made for one of China's largest construction companies.

Smith of Derby has been using Sign Industries engraving services for various one off projects for a number of years; as a result of their reliability and consistency in producing the extremely high quality and intricate engraving required for many of the time pieces Smith of Derby make. This latest project is a great example of where both companies' skills were put to the test to produce an exceptional clock.

The client was the East Asia Holding Company, one of China's largest construction companies. To celebrate the founding of the company and its 100 years of operation, the Century Clock was designed by Smith of Derby for the foyer of the company's headquarters in Shanghai.

Manufactured mostly in bronze, the clock shows important landmark dates for the company. The outer ring indicates the present year, the second ring the applicable annual Chinese zodiac symbol, the third ring indicates the time in hours and minutes and the innermost ring shows the day of the week. The centre shows the numeral for the month and then the day of the month. 60 years is a special anniversary in China so 2017 is highlighted in Chinese script.

Smith of Derby is the UK's leading clock maker, repairer, restorer and conservation specialist. For over 150 years Smith of Derby have been responsible for creating and maintaining time across the globe, from the smallest village church clock to the some of the world's most famous iconic time pieces.

To help produce the Century Clock, Smith of Derby commissioned the intricate engraving work to be completed by Sign Industries, a specialist sign making manufacturer that has grown into one of the UK's premier trade and retail suppliers of engraved metal signs and wooden signs.

Gordon Norrie, Sign Industries Managing Director commented, "The projects assigned to us by Smith of Derby always prove to be really interesting pieces of work that we are honoured to contribute towards. The pictures that we have seen of the Century Clock in situ certainly show how magnificent this time piece looks".

The signature materials Sign Industries specialise in are bronze, brass and stainless steel, producing metal signs, wall plaques and memorial plaques of the highest standard.

For more information about Sign Industries manufacturing services call 01241 828 694.

Contact Information