Contemporary signage completes the firm’s rebranding.
Client: PwC New Zealand
Date Contracted: December 2010
Date completed: August/September 2011
External Building Signage
PwC supports organisations of all sizes by providing industry-focused assurance, tax and advisory services.
In August 2010, Corporate Signage and its installation specialist ProSign, were engaged by PwC to create nationwide signage as part of the firm’s rebranding exercise. Corporate Signage manufactured all signage based on the client’s global design specifications.
Client contact Lisa Andrews had organised pictures and measurements of the sites, but needed advice on the best materials, sizes and processes to ensure an exceptional result. Corporate Signage manufactured samples of various signs in different materials and thickness, enabling the PwC team to make informed decisions for each of the eight branches, including internal and external signage.
The PwC brand specifications required that the logo was made up of 12 different coloured pieces, fitted together like a jigsaw, on top of five layers that clipped together. To get the precise detail required, the stainless steel pieces were laser cut. Keeping the layers together during the process meant considerable research and testing were done to find a high performing adhesive for the unique application.
Making it happen
All signage elements were produced to the highest quality finish. The signs’ construction – stainless logos and lettering mounted on glass panels – necessitated custom-built wooden crates for transportation.
To mount the glass panels to the wall, Corporate Signage also designed and supplied customised stainless steel mountings. The team worked through the Christmas break and completed the project on time, despite its complexity.
“In 2010 Corporate Signage Ltd was commissioned by ProSign to manufacture the PwC new brand signs for all offices in New Zealand.
As the appointed PwC project manager I personally worked with Mike Whyte from Corporate Signage and Jim Scharfe from ProSign on this project.
The project required that both companies comply with strict global standards and guidelines for the manufacture and installation of the new signs.
Corporate Signage was able to take the guidelines and provide mock ups and options based on the guidelines for our review and approval, making the selection and sign off process efficient and clear.
Over the course of the project Corporate Signage continued to make recommendations to adapt the materials reducing cost, increasing the efficiency in manufacturing while maintaining the same quality finish. I found Corporate Signage to be consistent in their service. They were meticulous and totally committed to supplying a quality product on time and to the agreed budget. I have no hesitation in recommending them for similar work.”