When a historic tool manufacturer needed to upgrade its emergency lighting, it knew which company could help light the way.
SNA Europe, which has a UK headquarters at Bramley in Rotherham, has been designing and manufacturing tools for more than 150 years.
The UK site focuses on manufacturing carbide tipped bandsaw blades that are used in the steel industry.
Signum FM started working with SNA Europe at the start of this year, when the manufacturer was looking for electrical and mechanical maintenance support and improvement works across its site.
In November, 2022, Signum completed an upgrade of the emergency light system to LED throughout the factory and offices.
After inspecting the site to ensure it was compliant with industry standards for emergency lighting, the Signum team completed the upgrade. The new lighting not only adheres to all current safety standards, it is also energy efficient – saving energy consumption and costs at the site.
The manufacturing operation runs 24/7 and Signum worked closely with the on-site health & safety teams to ensure the works were completed in phases to minimise disruption.
As well as the lighting upgrade, Signum has supported SNA Europe with electrical and joinery jobs and emergency plumbing repairs.
Jill Wood, managing director at Signum, said: “SNA Europe is a respected business with a long and proud history in the region and we are always happy to work with them.
“With a manufacturing operation that works around the clock, health and safety is massively important to SNA. We have been pleased to help with various projects to ensure any maintenance issues are resolved quickly and safely.
“Emergency lighting is crucial for a company like SNA and it was a pleasure for our team to assist them with the upgrade.”
Gavin Sharpe, Stores Supervisor at SNA Europe, said: “I have always found Jill and her team to be very friendly, honest and effective in the business they conduct. They are always available to help, offering advice and support.
“I have looked at several opportunities for Signum to do additional work for SNA Europe. In 2023, I will be looking to transfer our current contracts for emergency light testing and annual PAT testing to Signum.
“The Signum team are all very professional, reliable and always on time. Jill sets high standards and you can see this reflected in her team’s work standards and ethics. We are grateful for this, because as a company we strive to maintain our high level of health and safety.
“Would I recommend Signum to other businesses? The short and simple answer is: yes, most definitely.”