Matform makes light work of heavy machinery labels

When one of the UK’s largest suppliers and installers of Engcon tiltrotators needed labels for its industrial equipment, they knew the product had to be both hard-wearing and distinctive. 

JCC Group, a fabrication, manufacturing and engineering business based in Scotland, required a substantial label to place on heavy machinery. They contacted Matform via its website and enquired about a label that would not only withstand the elements but being handled by operators with greasy hands.

The next day JCC Group received several label samples from Matform in the post. The samples were passed to the company’s engineers who were able to touch, bend and pull the samples; in short, they tested them for endurance and suitability.

Once the label had been chosen, an order was placed for two versions, both with wording in red, white and black, totalling 3000. The 7x4cm labels were reverse printed with a strong Fasson adhesive, chosen specifically to meet the JCC Group’s requirements. 

Labels with Fasson adhesive

One version featured the wording ‘conversion done by JCC Group’ and the other ‘supplied and serviced by JCC Group’, along with the company’s contact details.

Anita McDougall, JCC Group’s Finance Manager said that she couldn’t fault Matform’s service or the labels. “From the very first communication with Matform through to the ‘thank you’ I received from the accounts department, it has been nothing short of excellent.

“Although we’ve not had labels for our equipment before, we knew that a paper product wouldn’t be suitable. If you order online you don’t know what you’re going to get; but working with Matform was so easy and straightforward because we could see the product before committing to buying it,” explained Anita.

“The day after my enquiry I received samples in the post and Matform continued to provide a faultless service. As well as being a little marketing and PR exercise, the labels looks great and are very distinctive, particularly on the black pieces of equipment,” Anita added.

The company also has an agricultural arm which services and maintains all types of equipment from tractors to calf feeders. Following the success of Matform’s labels, JCC Group placed an order for 1500 tie bag labels, or ‘tatty ties’, to provide hardwearing identification tags, which can also be utilised as delivery labels when attached to hessian sacks containing tips, retainers and pins etc. 

JCC Group was so delighted with both Matform’s service and the labels that it ordered 1500 labels for its sister company, A&B Services, which manufactures and fabricates “Skyline” equipment for the forestry industry. 

“Using Matform has meant that we’ve been able to achieve a more corporate image for A&B Services,” said Anita. “They’ve been super to work with and we’re so pleased with the products that we plan on ordering tie bag labels for A&B Services too,” said Anita.

Matform is a leading supplier of labels for the marine, medical, garden machinery, healthcare and pharmaceutical industries. For more information please contact Matform on:

T: 0845 371 9990