South Australia’s Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment, the Hon. David Ridgway MLC, visited the new premises of Big Image Australia this week where he toured the facility and took in a firsthand look at the company’s new MCT Cutter recently imported from the USA.
The visit followed on from the recent successful launch of the company’s new factory at 85 Orsmond St, Hindmarsh which was attended by some 60 clients, government and media; and The Advertiser’s extensive article highlighting the growth of the business earlier last month.
Prior commitments prevented the Minister attending the launch, however this week’s opportunity to meet with Managing Director Carlo Capogreco on site provided him with an ideal insight into the facility and the company’s expanded capability.
The Minister had the opportunity to view all aspects of the specialist super-size format printing facility in operation, including the four large scale printers, which can reproduce images up to five metres high in a single pass. These machines enable the company to print the large format work seen around Adelaide construction sites such as the riverbank precinct and hospitality venues, along with major event signage seen at Superloop Adelaide 500, Adelaide Fringe and Tour Down Under, which it does on a wholesale basis.
With the addition of the precision high speed cutter, capable of rapid finishing on virtually all substrates, the company is equipped to expand further into regional and interstate markets as well as continuing to service the Adelaide metropolitan area with high quality products and service.
“Carlo and the team at Big Image have developed an impressive big sign business right here in Hindmarsh” stated Minister Ridgway. “The investment in this new facility and equipment has clearly positioned the company at the forefront of the industry in SA. I can see the progress opens the door for creation of more jobs and interstate business. Clearly this a South Australian company to be proud of. Again, I congratulate Carlo, his son Deon, and all the staff at Big Image on a tremendous job and look forward to seeing more Big Image signage here and interstate.”
Managing Director Capogreco expressed his thanks; “We really appreciate the Minister taking the time to learn more about Big Image and visit us at Hindmarsh. His understanding of business and industry is clearly significant, and we hope we have added to it with further insight into the large format printing sector.”
The meeting has opened the door for further discussion with the Business Development sector of the Department, which will focus on export trade and further stages of technology investment.