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Vasic selling ESC and Insignius due to illness

Friday, 29 March 2019
By Jake Nelson

Bowing out: Peter Vasic, ESC.

Peter Vasic will sell off iconic South Australian metal sign business Engraving Services Co (ESC), as well as sister company Insignius, due to his poor health.

Vasic took charge of multi-award winning ESC 16 years ago, and merged the company with Insignius in 2008. ESC has been the stalwart for industrial identification in South Australia since 1968, and has also extended its footprint nationally. The specialist company is at the forefront of the durbale sign industry, its signs having to maintain their image in the most demanding and harshest of situations. It is also in the retail and wayfinding sectors.

Speaking to Print21 Vasic said, “It is a trusted defence supplier in SA, it is the go-to company in many different ways. It’s amazing when you hear your competitors tell you that lots of what they look to quote on is beyond their capabilities, and they send them directly to us, or simply have ESC quote on manufacture and supply.”

Vasic has had interest in purchasing the businesses from both within Adelaide and interstate, and is confident that the new owners will retain the staff and machinery.

“The diversity of what we do, coupled with the knowledge required to do it, are encapsulated within our staff and equipment,” he said. “There are techniques we have developed that cannot be easily or simply taken up by those who have not created them.”

ESC supplies metal signs and labels to the defence market, and has won contracts for patrol boats, frigates, and submarines. It also sells to industries including oil and gas, mining, aerospace, and governments on the local, state, and federal levels. Its facility in Woodville South is equipped with machinery for engraving, machining, lasering, etching and fabricating.

Insignius specialises in architectural signage for exterior and interior signs and graphic displays, personal and public art projects, and commercial and industrial identification.

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