Aura Graphics and Stewart Signs have become the first 3M Authorised Rail Partners Aura Graphics and Stewart Signs have become the first 3M Authorised Rail Partners - a programme newly introduced by 3M to give train operators assurances of quality and long-term performance for rolling-stock interior and exterior graphics.
To qualify as a 3M Authorised Rail Partner, PSPs must first meet the criteria to be a 3M Select Platinum Partner, then fulfil additional requirements specifically required for the rail market. These include using only 3M MCS products that comply with fire-test regulations and ensuring the vinyl graphics applicators meet the requirements set out by the 3M Endorsed Rail Applicator framework. 3M Authorised Rail Partners must also ensure full traceability and panel tracking for all applications and provide outstanding customer support, all underwritten by an end-to-end warranty. Aura Graphics and Stewart Signs each has many years’ experience of the UK rail sector a.
“The Authorised Rail Partners programme strengthens our support for this demanding marketplace, where branding is an increasingly important part of the rail-customer experience,” said Pen Webley, marketing team leader, 3M. “Our end-to-end warranty is a key element of the proposition and is now further reinforced by formalising the criteria relating to material selection and application.”