Supplier of preformed thermoplastic and liquids
Overview and history of Preformed Markings
Initially trading from a rented office in a garden centre, the business had just 1 member of staff plus the companies’ owners. In the early years, business was slow, as the trend for traditional hot applied thermoplastic far outweighed the demand for a new product. After several years of proactive marketing and demonstrations, a small number of local authorities and highways operators invested into the ethos of an improved product, with an improved specification, plus the low investment in plant and equipment. As the months and years passed, demand for a ‘preformed’ product grew and grew. Other products entered the market, but none of them matched the performance and quality of PREMARK®, the preformed thermoplastic of choice.
2003 saw a major development in the business of Preformed Markings Ltd. London announced the introduction of the congestion charge scheme, and after trials of PREMARK®, paints and traditional hot applied thermoplastic, Transport for London (TfL) specified PREMARK® for use as the preferred material for both the white and red & white road markings. To date, this product is still specified by TfL for this and other projects.
In this year, Preformed Markings Ltd also won the opportunity to supply London Bus stations with preformed lettering in all of their stations. This work was completed overnight, and still remains the material of choice due to its performance, long term durability in a harsh environment and ease of application.
Preformed Markings Ltd became the UK and Ireland’s premier supplier of high quality preformed thermoplastic road markings.
Starting with only one member of staff, the company has gone from strength to strength, from its early days in a garden centre, to a new prestigious office and warehousing facility near to the Brooklands Race Track, in the heart of Surrey. The business is now part of a global operation, with links across Western and Eastern Europe plus Asia and the sub continent, providing a wide range of key materials for the highway, education, disability and safety markets.
Our ethos is to proactively seek new uses for our materials, and to invest in the development of further products for our key markets.
Preformed Markings Ltd is part of the Geveko Markings group - leading supplier of material til road markings and horisontal markings. You can read more about Geveko Markings at www.geveko-markings.com.