We continue to evolve and apply our knowledge – setting new benchmarks by developing solutions for our customers that are both market-smart and environmentally sound. This robust simple culture is foundational and central to all that we are and everything we do at Panel Graphic – we love a challenge!
Our dedicated, engaged team is passionate in delivering whatever it takes to achieve success for our customers. We value partnerships because we know great connections make great chemistry and drive success.
“Be the best in all you can do”
Sounds simple but in reality not many manufacturing companies achieve this. At Panel Graphic it’s at the very core of our business culture. Offering the best most suitable product combined with high service and production capabilities at the anticipated price, ensures we constantly achieve and exceed customer expectations.
Several of our services are completely unique to us and have been developed over 2 decades of continuous improvement and constant use - For example, our Optiguard™ Hardcoatings and in house applied Anti-Reflection treatments are only available from us.
Our product research teams are constantly looking internationally for new innovations in the surface coating market place to ensure we bring tomorrows technologies to today’s customers.
Panel Graphic has several CAD trained technicians throughout the company, using platforms such as Solidworks® Delcam® Coral Draw® to name a few.
This enables us to share our product knowledge in a more complex visual from with our customers, clearly demonstrating the suggested method of construction and product benefits.
We know what works “When and How” and can disclose our testing and develop strategies to our customers for them also to also benefit from our many years of experience.
When working on new projects or new material innovations we work closely with Universities and testing laboratories to offer a full comprehensive R&D product/service capabilities.
Why reinvent the wheel?
Most challenges have been met by us, (but we really love it when new ones arise) by offering our in depth material and product knowledge based on many years of industry know how this proves time and time again to assist our customers by not only saving time to also save money.
Why not pay us a visit?
We pride ourselves on our working environment here at Panel Graphic and really like to show our customers and suppliers around, in accordance with our company moto of: “Be the best in all you can do” this also applies to our production, stores, and all shop floor areas, if we are tidy we are efficient and by being efficient we offer best manufacturing practices for our customers and become a supplier all customers will be proud and excited to work with.
Panel Graphic has an excellent training programme within the business, all staff receive extensive training when they join us. We have recently introduced our own unique internal certification programme which enables us to formally recognise individual skill levels for every employee & enables them to receive further training & gain new skills.
From small start-ups to large corporate global brands, Panel Graphic are proud suppliers to some of the world’s largest and most highly respected blue-chip organisations.
We consider our relationships with clients to be partnerships.
During the last 20 years Panel Graphic have worked together with many organisations and seen them grow and prosper, with shared knowledge and expertise. We are incredibly proud to be part of their story.
It is from this experience that we positively value every partnership, and as we all grow, we continue to place strong emphasis on providing the same high levels of service for every customer.
3 factories, 12 production areas, over 2 acres
Panel Graphic currently has 3 production facilities totalling 2,267m². Factory 1 is currently used for the application of surface treatments. The
main emphasis for this is placed on the Genesis Opticoat 600 Automatic UV-Cured Spray-Coating plant.
In 2004 the facility was extended to accommodate the ever-increasing demand for our services and products. New equipment and production
areas were installed, including a large temperature-controlled screen printing department.
In 2010 a second facility was purchased (Factory 2) and the company invested further in additional CNC machining and fabrication equipment to effectively service our growing customer base.
In January 2014 we purchased additional land adjacent to Factory 2 and built a third factory – which is predominately utilised for storage - and an additional 5 production units totalling an extra 886m².
Panel Graphic continues to grow. We pride ourselves in maintaining a philosophy of continual improvement and the importance of investment in staff, facilities and new technologies.
Offices and administration
Sales, Administration, Accounts, Product Design and Development, Production Management and Quality Management are all housed in Factory 1A, where our dedicated team share a wealth of knowledge and experience. However, the crew are not limited to the office and you will often find them on the shop floor as well. Most staff have journeyed through Panel Graphic’s various departments, gaining valuable material and product knowledge along the way.
Surface treatment / Clean room printing
“From small beginnings…”
For Panel Graphic, life began here in 600m² of space
Originally a designated coatings and printing facility, the company soon expanded to encompass complete product development and full manufacturing facilities. However, Surface treatment is still at the forefront of everything we do and as such has undergone many facelifts and improvements since the company’s inception. The Coating facility is unique and was designed and built by the company owner.
Optical Lamination, Precision Screen Printing and Final QA clean rooms (constructed in early 2018) are also housed in Factory 1B.
Sheet material / Component storage
Panel Graphic stock a wide range of sheet materials - all kept in environmentally controlled conditions in Factory 2B. Regulated stock control and location systems allow for efficient management of materials and logical component storage and retrieval.
CNC milling and machining /Plastic fabrication
Panel Graphic have invested heavily in technology that puts us at the forefront of bespoke product development and plastics manufacture. CNC Milling is housed in environmentally controlled production rooms within Factory 2A which also incorporates Plastic Fabrication.
Goods in / Distribution facility
Panel Graphic have a dedicated and stringent Goods In and Distribution team. Undoubtedly an essential part of the process that allows us to hit our delivery targets and meet our customer’s logistical requirements.
Large format glass & plastic printing
When size DOES matter… Large open facilities in Unit 2 allow us the flexibility to go big. When our clients require components that are dimensionally challenging for most, we can accommodate within our Large Format department.
Many of our automotive clients require additional dedicated manufacturing spaces that can be built to their own specification for individual projects. Units 3, 4 and 5 offer the flexibility for Panel Graphic to cater for these demands.
Because Panel Graphic can cater for Low volume production on a wide range of products and components, this often requires machinery and equipment that is only utilised occasionally throughout the production year. Unit 6 offers us the flexibility to store such items as Infra-red and UV driers, print benches, multiple racking systems and feed/delivery systems.
On Friday the 11th June 2021 the Queen’s Birthday Honours list was published. Our very own Managing Director Steve Earl was surprised but honoured to be awarded the MBE for...