Visotec’s exclusive network is made up of recognised experts in signage and the creation of sign identities, carefully selected for their ability to implement brands on their markets. Regularly tracked and coordinated by our project managers, they know how to work with all the local regulatory issues, while following Visotec’s processes and philosophy to the letter. This is what makes our network so strong: a shared vision of the brand implementation profession, embodied by distinctive expert offerings.
Our legacy site is home to our national and international project management team. This is also where our first Engineering Office and Design Lab are located: they enable us to test our prototype light signage solutions in real lighting situations, both day and night.
After Germany and Spain, our subsidiary in Italy was the third to be built from the ground up, at the request of our clients, who were looking for support as they implemented their brand across their distribution networks. Building on its successes and a very high level of client satisfaction, our Italian subsidiary has, over time, become the central reference in the Italian signage and brand implementation business. Visotec Italy’s success is such that our fellow brand signage players readily ask us to step in and serve their clients, so that they can be rewarded with the service and proximity they expect. This demonstrates the wisdom behind our strategy: centralised supply and local service.
Our German office was our first permanent foray abroad, when we were asked to implement the signage of the Peugeot and Ford networks. It was obviously essential to have a commercial presence on Europe's leading market. The original team having been formed in the 90s, its experience and know-how in implementing visual identity are recognised by all Visotec clients. Today, our growth has become such that we are preparing to recruit new resources, and in so doing, securing the future for decades to come. The geographical position of our German subsidiary enables it to work with our 2 plants in Nantes and Brodnica, should the centre of gravity of the current project require.
Wishing to come closer to its clients, Lenoir Services / Visotec has a professional showroom at 44 avenue Daumesnil, in Paris. Open to visitors by appointment, this venue displays a wide range of innovative lighting solutions (light fabrics, extra flat light shelves, custom-developed diode systems) as well as a range of shaping materials, surface treatments, finishings, assembly solutions, etc. This showroom also serves as a place for testing and presenting prototypes for our clients, and regularly hosts technical conferences.
After Germany, our Group wanted to extend its commercial presence to another major European market: that of Spain. It thus only made sense to create our second foreign office there, inaugurated in the 90s, to support the implementation of the Peugeot and Ford brands. Today, our Spanish teams boast recognised know-how, the fruit of more than 20 years of expertise in the fields of brand signage, luminous signs, and cladding for dealerships and distribution networks. Furthermore, with the new talent we have brought in to sustain our growth, we can offer our clients a wide range of skills for all their visual identity implementation projects and extensive coverage across the Iberian Peninsula.
Across the Channel, the Visotec adventure began with Peugeot in 1995, followed by Ford in 1996 and Honda in 1998. The great strength of our partner in the United Kingdom lies not so much in its signage production capacity, though it is the country's most significant, as its project management expertise across its market. By combining proximity to the client with expertise in monitoring and reporting, Glasgow’s teams today represent a strategic local base with proven effectiveness for all brand implementation projects in the UK.
Visotec has joined forces with the undisputed leader in brand signage and service station design and signage in North America. Its size and strong roots in the US and Canada also make it one of the world’s leading players. In addition, this exclusive partner to Visotec on its territory enjoys the same degree of recognition as we do on our preferred markets: automotive, oil and retail. For brands aspiring to global implementation, the proximity of our respective management teams, offering a single point of contact in Europe and North America, is an undeniable advantage.
After starting out this partnership on the basis of low-cost, efficient and qualitative sourcing, we very quickly laid the foundations for a local relay throughout China and then in its neighbouring countries. Our clients are no longer forced to search for and qualify local suppliers in signage. We take on that job for them. As a result, many of the invitations to tender in which Visotec participates have resulted in a single global solution, no different from the standards applied in Europe.
Visotec conquered the African market in the 2000s, thanks to the strong presence of French brands on the continent (Peugeot, Renault, Total, Société Générale, etc.). Even before we considered manufacturing signs locally, our Group exported to African countries very early on, seeing in this a reliable response to their issues: finding signage professionals capable of covering a vast territory without having to go through multiple suppliers. Today, thanks to our partner based in South Africa, we are now able to provide local signage manufacturing solutions.
Visotec’s presence in South America dates back to the 2000s, and arose from the vitality of the distribution networks maintained by our automotive sector clients (Peugeot, Renault and Citroën) on the continent. In search of a single supplier and contact, and qualified teams large enough to implement signage across a vast territory, players in South America quickly saw they could place their trust in Visotec. After an initial period of export, we decided to take our presence even further by manufacturing our signage solutions locally, implementing an exclusive partnership for this purpose.
Given the size of its market, which will soon exceed that of China, India is now a must for our clients, and therefore for Visotec. The very latest to join our network, our exclusive partner is already establishing itself as a genuine local proximity contact point for the implementation of brands in India, while scrupulously respecting the specifications and quality processes set out by our clients. As a result, many signage projects under the call for tenders have led to unique solutions developed in India, with a high level of quality meeting all European criteria.
Our Irish partner has been with us since the 2000s. Our first collaboration projects were dedicated to implementing networks for Peugeot, followed by Ford and Honda. With the largest production capacity in Ireland, it has established itself as an ally of choice for Visotec. However, we also selected it for its extensive expertise in project management, which combines quality monitoring and support throughout the country. Today, the teams under Visotec's leadership offer all the advantages of a decisive “local base”, a true extension of our Programme Management.
After the first signage implementations for Peugeot, Ford and Honda in the 2000s, our Swiss partner quickly became a key “Visotec local base”. Capable of a large production capacity of brand signages, it stands out above all for its expertise in project management. In addition to offering real proximity to clients in its territory, its teams have remarkable interpersonal and linguistic skills. This means that projects in Switzerland can thus be managed in the 3 languages spoken locally: German, French and Italian, and of course in English, Visotec Group's primary language.