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Sophisticated CTUs for Sparex

Sparex are an international manufacturer and wholesaler of agricultural parts and accessories. They developed the Connix™ LED, a technologically advanced, wireless, magnetic and cable free, rechargable lightboard for trailers. The product is so innovative that it won the Gold Award in the Online Innovation LAMMA Innovation Awards 2019.





Sparex required an equally high-tech countertop display unit to showcase their product in agricultural dealerships across Europe.  Splash Display designed and manufactured a sophisticated, premium quality CTU complete with media player with sound, full colour graphics and the facility to be attached.  The CTUs had the product pre-installed prior to delivery so the complete solution was delivered by Splash.

The CTUs display a fully working model of the  Connix™ LED so potential customers can try out the new technology using the switches to operate the hazard, brake and indicator lights.  Approximately 250 units were produced and distributed to agricultural dealers internationally.

"With the professionalism and flexibility approach, the Splash Display team have really helped us to successfully showcase the Connix™ LED to our customers and presented at the Online Innovation Gold Award at LAMMA 2019."

David Wong
Product Director - Sparex Ltd


European countertop display unit manufacture and distribution


international CTU manufacture and distribution for Connix LED



Posted on 06/02/2019

Making a Splash with our new Digital Cutter

Last year we purchased a digital cutter and flatbed printer from AG/CAD, and their software KASEMAKE CAD that would enable us to manufacture our products in-house. The combination of this new equipment and software has enabled us to reduce our use of sub-contractors and reduce costs (which is passed on to the client), while massively improving our quality control and production times.



 Stewart Wilkins (Director) said, “By giving us the facility to do more work internally, the DYSS has gone far beyond just reducing our subcontract costs. Our speed of response has improved by more than 50%; some PoP projects have a lead-time that has fallen from 5-6 weeks to less than 3 weeks. This streamlines our business, eliminates reliance on external suppliers and gives us full control over costs, quality and delivery schedules.

From a prototype perspective, we can deliver instant solutions without reliance on external sources. The DYSS also compresses our development times, meaning we can react to customer design changes with exacting precision and speed. From project ‘brief to delivery’ we had an average turnaround time of 8 weeks; this is now less than 5 weeks. Contributing to this time saving is the ability to continually refine designs and prototypes in-house for clients. Before getting the DYSS, continually refining prototypes could get expensive. The process is critical as it allows our customers to better qualify the design of the project by seeing exactly what they will ultimately receive, which makes the customer journey and commitment process more robust.”


The full case study can be found here:- https://gallery.mailchimp.com/587df4c46da64dac3e3caa08d/files/a2162037-0847-451e-9552-f86e60501100/S...

Posted on 02/02/2019

Airport Car Parks Fly With Photo Opportunity Board

Photo opportunity boards are a fantastic way to create a fun, engaging way to reach out to new customers and get other people to promote your services for you.

We created this original snow globe photo opportunity board in conjunction with one of our favourite designers Ceratopia for Glasgow Airport's Park and Ride services.



"We were looking for ways to engage with our customers more, both in person and on social media. We also wanted a way to encourage customers to recommend our Glasgow Airport car parks to their friends and family by offering a discount. A photo opportunity board enabled us to cover all bases in a fun and friendly way, so we contacted a couple of companies we found from a quick Google search. 

"Stewart was the first person to get back to us. We had a good chat about what we needed and what he could supply. He educated us in the best kind of board for our needs and right away, we felt he understood our requirements and we were confident he could help us find the perfect solution. Together, we came up with the idea of a seasonal snow globe style of photo board for the winter months, and Stewart put us in touch with a fantastic designer who managed to create exactly the look we were hoping for. 

"Stewart took care of everything and kept us in the loop at all times, working with us to deliver at a suitable and convenient time. We couldn't be happier with the end product - it's definitely become a real talking point! Staff and customers love it and it has brought us the engagement we were looking for. Plus, the quality is excellent. We are delighted with our board and we are already looking forward to ordering another one for the summer months!"

Alison King
Group Marketing Manager
Group First Global Ltd


Posted on 21/11/2018

Posting the way at Paultons Park

We loved this great project from Paultons Park. Working from their designs we created this themed finger post from Foamex with wood effect printed vinyl.  The directional signs are printed double sided directly onto Foamex and fixed into slots cut into the post.  One of the directional signs has also been heat bent and all the signs are cut to shape.



The use of Foamex with vinyl means we can create lightweight, robust designs to match any theme.

"Splash Display brought our artwork to life, transforming our design into a great looking themed finger post. We are really happy with how this sign turned out and will certainly be sending more jobs like this their way in future!"

Emily Poingdestre
Graphic Designer
Paultons Park




Posted on 21/11/2018

Life-size Animal Silhouettes to Increase New Forest Safety

Splash Display were part of a drive safe campaign to halt the winter spike in New Forest animal road deaths.

We have produced five near-life-size animal silhouettes that display the number of ponies, cattle, donkeys, pigs and sheep killed last year. The silhouettes will be placed in local towns and villages throughout winter. They provide an eye-catching reminder of the importance of driving carefully to local people, who are responsible for the majority of animal road deaths.


The animals were created from plywood and painted to be both striking and withstand the elements.

New Forest commoners are urging drivers to be extra careful this winter to reduce the annual spike in animal road deaths after the clocks go back.

In total, 56 animals were killed last year, one of the lowest years on record. However, the two months after the clocks change are the most dangerous of the year as the evenings become darker.

So New Forest commoners, the families who own the animals that graze the Forest, have teamed up with other organisations to take their drive safe campaign on the road this winter.  Although the total number of deaths is 40% lower than a decade ago, thanks to a range of initiatives, there is still much work to be done.

The silhouettes are just one part of a wider campaign that includes new temporary warning signs deployed by Hampshire County Council on key roads and the police mobile speed camera van which is out in the Forest day and night. There will also be a social media campaign urging drivers to slow down and #add3minutes to their journey.

The free-roaming animals are vital in maintaining the protected New Forest landscape — it’s their grazing which helps maintain one of the best places in Britain for nature and for people to enjoy. The ponies, donkeys, cattle, pigs and sheep are owned and cared for by commoners and every animal killed is a great loss to the Forest, and to its owner. The animals have right of way on New Forest roads.

Owners and managers of prominent locations in the centre of New Forest towns and villages are being given the opportunity to host the silhouettes for 2 week periods.

Posted on 04/11/2018

CTUs for Cole and Mason

These countertop display units for Cole and Mason have been designed to showcase the premium range of products.  Dark, high quality graphics complement the brand image and the CTUs feature a media player to deliver the brand message.  



The CTUs are manufactured from acrylic with a stepped formation to hold the products and are flat packed for ease of distribution and assembly. 


Posted on 08/10/2018

Stunning Imagery Make Garmin One To Watch

These free-standing display units are fitted with stunningly vibrant, high definition images which really bring the Garmin watch products to life.



The stands are made from steel and glass and the high quality graphics are magnetic, meaning they can be interchangeable.  The FSDUs can be used for different products, by simply swapping the images.




The stands also include a media player so the full message can be played to the client.




Posted on 08/10/2018

Chop & Change the FSDU for Zyliss

Splash were commissioned to create an FSDU to accommodate hanging products for the premium food prep brand Zyliss, one of the brands of our client DK Brands.

We created these steel framed stands with wooden slatted back walls, so the products can be hung at differing heights, and always be displayed fully.



The vibrant graphics are magnetic meaning that the unit can be interchangeable between different product ranges further increasing its versatility.



These free-standing display units were manufactured for distribution across the UK and Europe.


Posted on 07/10/2018

Media player FSDU for Bayan Audio

Bayan Audio required a free-standing display unit to display their SoundScene 3 speakers in stores in Europe and the UK.

Splash Display created tall robust units from grey foamed PVC.  The FSDUs hold a media player and speakers to enable customers to experience the quality of sound the SoundScene produces.

foamed pvc fsdu with media player

Each unit featured a large space underneath the media player so that the merchandise can be stacked below.

Bayan Audio quality fsdu high quality fsdu from Splash Display

Posted on 07/10/2018

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