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The signage industry is expanding rapidly and becoming more sophisticated; as projects are growing in scale, so are the quantities of material required for mounting systems.


Armagard, a market leader of digital signage enclosures, required a light-weight, strong and corrosion resistant mounting system for their newest product, a brandable retail ‘totem’ for LCD screens. The Armagard retail totem enables customers to maximize advertising potential for point-of-sale areas with static and moving advertising in one unit.

The environments where the Retail Totem will be sited – shopping centres, airports, exhibition centres etc., demand very high standards of fit and finish, which is why Armagard turned to Sapa Profiles, world leaders in providing extruded aluminium profiles.

Sapa provide dedicated solutions for many industries. This dedication and resulting experience and expertise reflected in Sapa being selected as the first choice supplier for Armagard.

Sapa worked closely with Armagard’s design team on the aluminium extrusion design to ensure the most cost-effective and efficient use of the materials which would contribute to an aesthetically pleasing unit.

Armagard’s retail totem consists of a lightweight, rigid aluminium frame, supplied by Sapa, combined with removable foam panels that can be printed to match corporate house-styles or product images.

 Inside the unit, extensive mounting options based on the VESA system allow the integration of almost any commercially available screen.

Sapa is one of only a few suppliers capable of providing today’s increasing volumes of aluminium profiles and structures in sufficient quantity and quality.

Sapa provide aluminium profiles and components for the entire signage industry and can assist customers throughout the lifetime of their applications - from design specification to logistic support.

Suppliers of mounting systems can reduce their manufacturing costs by sub-contracting fabrication and machining of profiles to Sapa. Customers can choose to have their profiles delivered surface treated, e.g. anodised or powder coated; machine processed e.g. drilled, cut or bent; or preassembled to larger aluminium structures.

Sapa has an engineering capability that helps customers optimise their mechanical designs and thus streamline production processes.

Customers may, for example, be recommended to bend a long aluminium profile instead of welding several steel parts together –achieving the similar design properties at a lower weight and production cost.

Using optimisation software, Sapa can perfectly dimension the use of materials to achieve maximum cost efficiency for each customer application.