Amazon deal boosts sales for Viking Signs

A significant contract with Amazon has allowed a Grantham-based manufacturer to continue to grow sales over the last twelve months.

Viking Signs, which designs and manufactures the largest range of safety signs in the UK from its factory in Lincolnshire, has signed a deal to become a direct supplier for the online retailer’s new business division, supplying up to 30,000 products for the B2B market.

The company is now looking to target a number of new contracts after it tapped into support from the Manufacturing Growth Programme (MGP) to work towards the ISO 9001 quality accreditation.

Supported by a Manufacturing Growth Manager and an experienced industry consultant, the firm is very near to completing the process and will shortly be undertaking the Stage 1 assessment that will then lead to full certification in a few months.

Viking Signs, which employs 14 people at its Dysart Road facility, designs and manufactures a range of safety signs, machine labels and corporate signs for clients across the public and private sector.

Further investment in state-of-the-art production equipment has also been necessary, with £100,000 spent on the acquisition of a third flatbed UV printer.

Darren Joint, Managing Director of Viking Signs said: “Going for ISO 9001 has been about much more than just getting the standard, it has allowed us to fine tune existing systems and introduce new processes, flexible working patterns and eliminate waste.

“As we continue to grow we will be in a position to win larger contracts with larger organisations, many of which deem the ISO accreditation as a prerequisite for doing business.”