The permanent road sign market has a new local manufacturer, who have already achieved CE and UKCA product certification.
Ernco Group, a well-established company in the temporary signs and traffic management sectors are now quickly becoming a key player in the permanent road sign sector, supplying a number of local authorities, north and south of the border.
Following a rigorous testing program and Factory Process Control assessment, the company received product certification in respect to the EN12899-1:2017 standard. As such Ernco Group can display the CE/UKCA marking on their permanent road sign products.
In July 2021 Ernco Group also received quality management certification, complying to the ISO 9001:2015 standard. This international quality standard underpins the company core values to:
“Deliver a quality product and service with a clear customer focus.”
Signs are designed and manufactured at Ernco Group, in accordance with current traffic signs regulations including the National Highway Sector Scheme 9A.
A design artwork service is provided as required. To ensure customer designs meet all regional legislative requirements, two software packages are in place:
- Republic of Ireland (Key Sign Eire)
- UK and Northern Ireland (Sign Plot)
History and location
Currently employing 15 people and based in the border village of Derrylin close to the Cavan border, the company started in 2006 as ‘Erne Management Ltd’. The company initially provided project management and health and safety services, before moving into temporary signs. In 2015, the company rebranded as Ernco Group, reflecting the original name and geographical location, while acknowledging the move away from management services.
With strong foundations in the sign industry, the decision was taken to expand into the permanent road sign sector in 2020, with the purchase of a state-of-the-art printer along with all the other necessary production and fabrication equipment and digital software.
The most effective materials and latest technologies have been sought and purchased to manufacture the bespoke permanent road signs. This means that Ernco Group are now able to offer a complete range of road signs starting from warning/regulatory signs, right up to motorway signage. Specialist laminates including anti-graffiti, are also available.