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A new month, a new award.

Date: 21/07/2017 10:59:39

Silver Fox have made it through to the final of the “Business Innovation” category at the 2017 SME Hertfordshire Business Awards. 
In order to get this far, Silver Fox were asked to show how the business goes about encouraging creativity and new thinking and how knowledge or technology play an important part in developing the business. 

Silver Fox are excited for the results evening next week, and would like to thank all those involved, especially Broxbourne Borough council for sponsoring the “Business Innovation” category. We would also like to wish our fellow finalist Acrovision Ltd the best of luck. As regardless of the result, what is most important is keeping a thriving, innovative industry in Hertfordshire. 

To view the full list of finalists, click here!


Football... Don’t mind if we do.

Date: 11/07/2017 12:48:09

The beautiful game has always had a knack of bringing people together whilst simultaneously causing rifts in friendships – it’s magical!


The 2017/18 Premier League season is right around the corner, and with so many big transfers already confirmed, what better time to have a fantasy football league?

Silver Fox will be hosting an open Sky Sports fantasy league for all to participate. It will start on opening day of the season, the 11th August and run through to the end on the 13th May.


We know what you’re thinking, what makes this league different and worth my time? Well, if you find yourself atop the league come closing day, you’ll win the latest GoPro camera, as well as bragging rights over your colleagues. If you’re unlucky enough to miss out on the top spot, and perhaps put the pressure on all season (much like Tottenham did last year) you will also win a prize! 2nd and 3rd place will also receive some top tech that will be announced later on in the season!


If you feel like your cut out for the big leagues, and fancy a shot at winning a GoPro or some other cool tech, click here and use the pin 8304755.


See if you can name all the players and nationalities too!

Better to be early than late!

Date: 10/07/2017 15:59:42

57 days. 8 weeks. You can achieve a lot in 8 weeks. By 8 weeks, an unborn baby is the size of a raspberry; in 8 weeks you can train for a half marathon (maybe even a full one) ; in 8 weeks you can move homes; in 8 weeks you can learn a foreign language – and best of all in 8 weeks you can prepare for the ED&I expo!

  
The Electrical Design and Install Expo may be 8 weeks away, and this post may be early, but as with a marathon – it’s better to be prepared! 


The Electrical Design and Install Expo (ED&I), backed by leading electrical and building services trade body the Electrical Contractors’ Association (ECA), will take place at the NEC, Birmingham, on 6th-7th September 2017. It will provide a unique opportunity for those involved in the electrical industry to come together under one roof. The event will allow visitors to talk directly to manufacturers and distributors about their products and services and will encourage the sharing of ideas across many industry sectors.

Silver Fox will be exhibiting its Hassle Free, innovative labelling solutions in action throughout the show. Including; the Fox-Flo® UV Stable, LS0H Tie-on Cable Labels, Fox-in-a-Box®. And then there are the polyester Legend™ tie-on cable labels that can be printed through an ordinary office laser printer. Up to 60 labels in 20 seconds – no special equipment required! 


Silver Fox will be at stand 57, where visitors will be able to meet members of the team, including the Managing Director - Nick Michaelson.

Silver Fox offer the simplest labelling solution on the market, tested to the highest specs.

Official Inspiring Hertfordshire Awards Video

Date: 04/07/2017 14:23:28

The official Inspiring Hertfordshire Awards video! In this video, Nick Michaelson, CEO of Silver Fox Limited, gives his testimony after winning the Special Recognition Award as 'Export Champions'.


 


Silver Fox were delighted to have been nominated for an award, and we are ecstatic to have won. We thank the Hertfordshire Chamber of Commerce, and all the sponsors of the even for a wonderful evening at St Albans Cathedral. 

HS2 and South Eastern franchise bidders announced, and RailLIVE wrap-up!

Date: 23/06/2017 13:43:15

More exciting times for the Rail industry are ahead of us, as The Department for Transport (DfT) announces three bidders for the prestigious West Coast/HS2 partnership and four bidders for the busy South Eastern franchise, one of the busiest in the UK running nearly 2,000 services every weekday.

There are some newcomers to the bidding process this time around, The Chinese Guangshen Railway Company is part of a bid to run the flagship HS2 line, due to open in 2026 and has never bid before. And two Japanese firms who want to help run South Eastern have only recently got their foot into the franchise door. These companies will join the line-up of usual suspects we are now used to, including the French, Dutch and Italian state railways. For obvious reasons, the brinish government is not allowed to bid on lines within its borders. 

HS2 will run between London and Birmingham. According to the BBC; construction will begin later this year and it is expected to reduce rail times between Birmingham and London by 32 minutes. A second Y-shaped phase of HS2 will open in two stages. The line from Birmingham to Crewe will launch in 2027, with the remaining construction - which includes a spur taking HS2 to a new station at Manchester Airport - due to finish six years later.

On that note, Silver Fox had a great time exhibiting their innovative labelling solutions in action throughout the exhibition. Our most popular products being the Fox-Flo® UV Stable, LS0H tie-on and the Fox-In-A-Box thermal label printer. We hope that the team there were able to answer any questions you may have had. Please do not hesitate to get in touch on +44 (0) 1707 37 37 27 or email sales@silverfox.co.uk 

Going off the rails

Date: 19/06/2017 09:12:41

Silver Fox have been posting a lot about the Rail industry in recent weeks. This time of year is particularly busy for Rail, with several exhibitions coming in quick succession.


If you are not in the Rail industry and are concerned that we only deal in train networks, have no fear.


Silver Fox products can be used in any industry, including; Rail, Data & Telecoms, Power, Electrical, Oil & Gas, General Transport, Instrumentation and many more! Our versatile products are all tested to the highest and can be applied in all corners of the globe with ease.


Please feel free to visit our website or contact our sales team on +44 (0)1707 37 37 27, if you have any queries or questions – Whatever your industry!



The benefits of a product demonstration in Sales.

Date: 15/06/2017 10:47:29

According to Chron, there are arguably four benefits to demonstrating a product, these are:


  • Stimulate interest from the audience - Product demonstrations provide visual support to enhance the quality of your sales presentation.

  • Convey Ownership - An effective demonstration serves the purpose of instilling a sense of ownership of the product to the prospect. Seeing how it works without the risk of paying for it.

  • Provides proof - Showing what your product can do, and even letting the customer experience it, can provide much more proof than a sales pitch or brochure.

  • Combats Concerns - Prospects often come with preconceived notions or misinformation based on things they have heard in the marketplace. Your demonstration will help you combat product-related concerns presented by a buyer

With this in mind, Silver Fox are proud to be exhibiting at Rail Live, an exhibition that gives companies the opportunity to not only exhibit their products, but also demonstrate them in use.


Silver Fox will be demonstrating our Fox-In-A-Box thermal printer at the show. The printer is a one of a kind piece of technology and has the ability to print on all of our thermal labels including heat and non-shrink, using one software and one ribbon.


Find us in the Rail Alliance marquee on stand A8. Visitors will be able to meet members of the Silver Fox team at the stand, including the Managing Director Nick Michaelson and Sales Manager Allan Woodhams.


Rail Live is held at Quinton Rail Technology Centre, Long Marston, Warwickshire 21-22 June 2017 Register today, to gain entry to this event.

What to expect at Rail Live 2017

Date: 13/06/2017 14:48:02


The Rail Live 2017 exhibition is just around the corner, and with this in mind, Silver Fox would like to provide some insight in the event.


Rail Live, Silver Fox


Rail Live is an outdoor rail show aimed at the entire rail sector. With everything from rail plant and infrastructure, traction & rolling stock, electrification and signalling demonstrations; to displays of engineering, rail maintenance materials & product development/testing safety, digital products and innovation. Over 120 companies will be exhibiting to over 3000 visitors. If you’re involved in the rail industry, this is a “must attend” event!


There are many confirmed seminars, on topics such as Light Rail, Electrification, Digital Railway (sponsored by Siemens) and many more, all of which have been graciously organised by RAIL MAGAZINE. These seminars are valuable learning tools, taught by key influencers within the rail industry and are not to be missed! See the full schedule here.


Silver Fox will be exhibiting its Hassle Free labelling solutions. Find us in the Rail Alliance marquee on stand A8. Visitors will be able to meet members of the Silver Fox team at the stand, including the Managing Director Nick Michaelson and Sales Manager Allan Woodhams.


Silver Fox will be displaying their innovative labelling solutions in action throughout the exhibition. Including; the Fox-Flo® UV Stable, LS0H Tie-on Cable Labels, Fox-in-a-Box, and many more! The simplest labelling solution on the market, tested to the highest specs.


Rail Live is held at Quinton Rail Technology Centre, Long Marston, Warwickshire 21st-22nd June 2017 for entry – register today.


Here comes the sun…finally…

Date: 12/06/2017 10:24:55


In the midst of the election madness, a very important story got swept aside. On Wednesday 7th June, National Grid reported that at midday over half (50.7%) of the used power was supplied by renewable sources, these sources being wind, solar, hydro and wood pellet burning.


Silver Fox are delighted with this news, having supported renewable energy since 2011, after installing our own solar panels.


The Silver Fox contribution to this fantastic achievement may be small, but it is a contribution none the less; and so we have generated 21,000 Kilowatts of solar energy!


This is a huge milestone in renewable energy!

Champions of Export

Date: 09/06/2017 13:07:39


Yesterday saw the finals of the Inspiring Hertfordshire Awards, where Silver Fox were nominated as finalists for the ‘Made in Herts’ category. 


It is extremely rewarding to have been nominated for this, and we also recognise the great work being carried out in Hertfordshire by the other nominated finalists, Grace Foods and Chilfern Joinery. Many congratulations to the winners Chilfern Joinery. Despite the loss, Silver Fox were pleasantly surprised to get a special recognition award as ‘Export Champions’, a true testament to the international nature of our local business.


It was great to see everyone at the awards last night, truly inspirational evening of innovative and ambitious businesses, it was fantastic to get a small insight to all the wonderful businesses operating in Hertfordshire. 


Today is the Day!

Date: 08/06/2017 08:49:07


For more reasons than one!


As we all know, today is a big day for the United Kingdom, and Hertfordshire in particular. For today is not only the day of the General Election, but the awards ceremony for the Inspiring Hertfordshire Awards.


The Inspiring Hertfordshire awards were launched in 2012 by the Hertfordshire Chamber of Commerce, and celebrate, the expertise, achievements and outstanding contribution that businesses and individuals continually make to the growth of our County.


This year, these prestigious awards are being held at St Albans Cathedral, with many Hertfordshire based business invited to attend.


Silver Fox are delighted to have been nominated for the ‘Made in Herts’ Award.


So while the country is anticipating the results of the General Election, Silver Fox - and the other finalists at the ceremony - will be nervously awaiting the results of the awards too. It’s an extremely important night for Silver Fox, as the results of the elections can impact how small businesses operate, and having just completed the best year to date in 2016, Silver Fox are delighted to have been recognised for their continued investment in their factory in Hertfordshire, where their products are made.



The Home Stretch

Date: 06/06/2017 09:12:25


The Silver Fox Marketing team have been quiet of late, we must be nearing the awards evening for the 2017 Inspiring Hertfordshire Awards. Silver Fox have been lucky enough to reach the final of the ‘Made in Herts’ category.


We would like to take the opportunity to wish our fellow finalists, Grace Foods and Chilfen Group the best of luck. No matter the outcome of this award, there are no real losers, what remains important is manufacturing in the UK and providing jobs to the local communities.


We would also like to thank AIM Sales and Marketing Solutions, for sponsoring the category, a digital marketing agency that look exceptionally good.


We look forward to seeing the other finalists on Thursday evening!





Built to Last; Built to Stay

Date: 31/05/2017 12:09:45

Quality and Durability. Silver Fox offers customers durable products manufactured in our Hertfordshire factory. Recently, named as finalist for the Inspiring Hertfordshire award ‘Made in Herts’ our products are to be celebrated.

 

We find that keeping our production local benefits both the quality of the product and the local economy. Silver Fox has been a Welwyn Garden City employer for over 30 years – we are here to stay!

 

Silver Fox have invested much time and effort into making the dream ‘made in the UK’ a reality. In the last 18 months, great strides have been taken in this direction. The building of and recent extension to our in house production facility.  We have the capability to produce bespoke labelling for a worldwide customer list. Silver Fox is constantly innovating design and production to increase our range of products.

 

The honour of being an Inspiring Hertfordshire finalist follows a successful year and is a tribute to the hard work and dedication of our employees. We are all proud of our UK made products - so fingers crossed!


An Office Close To Our Herts

Date: 30/05/2017 12:28:12


Hertfordshire based SME, Silver Fox is a nominee for an ‘Inspiring Hertfordshire Award’ in the category ‘Made in Herts’.  


From the Welwyn Garden City base, the industrial labelling manufacturer has an impressive Worldwide client list.


The in house team can offer an expert opinion and solution to any enquiry, and in most instances, Silver Fox can provide next day delivery to UK based customers.


Silver Fox are delighted and honoured to have reached the final of the Inspiring Hertfordshire Awards for the “Made in Herts” category.


They are a company that takes pride in being a Hertfordshire manufacturer.  


Successful contributions at Rail Solutions Asia

Date: 26/05/2017 13:18:39


Despite the jet lag for Nick and his team, Nick our Managing Director, reported Rail Solutions Asia was a great success with the stand busy and bustling for the full three days.



Silver Fox were displaying their innovative labelling solutions, including; the Fox-in-a-Box starter kit that drives the Fox-Flo® UV Stable LS0H tie-on cable labels, Legend Heat-shrink & Non-shrink wire markers, and many more, all printed using the same software, same printer, same ribbon.


If you were not able to visit the show held in the heart of Kuala Lumpur and would like more information on the Silver Fox labelling solution feel free to contact our office on:


+44 (0)1707 37 37 27 or e mail them on sales@silverfox.co.uk


 “My thanks to our hard working team here in Kuala Lumpur and back in the UK who all worked so well to put this all together! And a big thanks to our visitors who have kindly made this show such a success! Silver works hard on our solutions to make sure our customers and users don’t need to!


Silver Fox - the simplest labelling solution on the market, tested to the highest specs “

What to expect at Rail Solutions Asia

Date: 23/05/2017 10:44:46

For the first time, Silver Fox will be exhibiting at Rail Solutions Asia, Kuala Lumpa from the 24th-26th May at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre.




Rail Solutions Asia is poised to be an exciting show with over 30 guest speakers throughout the 3 days. Including, Xuanhui Ming the Technical Director at Vossloh, Stirling Kimkeran the Head of Technology Development and Solutions at Balfour Beatty, and Hung Kang Sung the Chief of Section at BOHSR. Companies from all over the world are travelling to this event to exhibit their solutions and services, including; Bombardier Transportation, Frauscher and Balfour Beatty Rail.


Silver Fox will be exhibiting its ‘Fox-in-a-Box’ labelling solution that uniquely offers one software, one printer, one ribbon for the full range of thermal labels, including: Fox-Flo® UV Stable, LS0H tie-on cable labels, Legend™ Heatshrink and Non-shrink wire marking as many more, all with the same software/same printer/same ribbon.


Silver Fox will be in the UK pavilion, at stand 4, on the left of the main entrance.  Please feel free to stop by and speak to one of our team.


“This exhibition is an exciting opportunity to expand our global reach, and it is coming at a very exciting time for Silver Fox, you are most welcome to visit us.” says Nick Michaelson our Managing Director, who will also be there.


For more information on the event, please view the event website here and for more information on Silver Fox and the product range please click here.


The simplest labelling solution on the market – tested to the highest specs.

Success at RAILTEX 2017

Date: 19/05/2017 10:25:21

Last week Silver Fox exhibited at RAILTEX 2017, see the article below for a summary of the event. 



Please click on the image to enlarge it. 

Silver Fox are exhibiting at Rail Solutions Asia next week, under the UK pavilion. If you are attending the event, it'd be great to see you!

Moving Up The Ladder Of Success

Date: 08/05/2017 09:17:53


Silver Fox are happy to announce a new addition to its Legend™ Premium Heatshrink range – the ‘Ladder Heatshrink’.

Like others within the range, the Ladder Heatshrink label is manufactured to offer a consistently high grade heatshrink solution. It has a 3:1 shrink ratio that means each size covers a wider range of cable diameters. It is also specially designed to have a lower shrink temperature, which in turn saves time when shrinking onto the cable.


The label has been successfully tested for High/Low Temperature, Salt Mist Spray according to Lloyds Register Type Approval System. Although not designed as an external label, it has also been successfully tested for 3000 hours accelerated UV ageing. It can also be printed via Fox-in-a-Box, using the same software and the same ribbon.


CEO Nick Michaelson commented: “Getting our new machine to work the way we wanted and create this fantastic product has been a real challenge at every stage! Finally we have achieved this milestone, which is now the only ladder heatshrink made in the UK by a UK owned company!”


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Silver Fox are exhibiting at RAILTEX 2017 - find us on Stand K81 - see more here


Go with the (Fox-)Flo®

Date: 05/05/2017 10:42:39

Differentiation is key in any business and any project. Categorising your cables by colour can assist you with your maintenance, tracking and repairs. With this important aspect in mind, Silver Fox have added two new colours to their Fox-Flo® range. Fox-Flo® is a special UV stable LS0H (Low Smoke, Zero-Halogen) material that has been developed to ensure the highest levels of durability. Typical applications would be Rail/Metro and buildings where LS0H is part of the specification. It can also be used externally and in marine environments.

Colour Options for the Fox-Flo® now include:

  • Orange (NEW)
  • Magenta (NEW)
  • Yellow
  • White
  • Red
  • Blue
  • Green/Yellow Stripes

All of these colours can be printed using one software, one printer, and one ribbon. They are all manufactured in the UK, ensuring the highest quality standards; and have all been independently test all of our products to ensure that they are suitable for their respective environments.

 

Test highlights for the Fox-Flo® include:

  • London Underground Limited Standard LUL1-085
  • Very high Oxygen Index levels
  • 8000 hours successful NDT accelerated UV ageing
  • Salt Mist Spray according to Lloyds Register Type Approval System
  • AND THE NEW EN45545, setting product standards for fire, toxicity and smoke to ensure safety across Europe’s railways.

Nick Michaelson CEO of Silver Fox Limited:

“At Silver Fox we are always looking to improve our label range to suit customer demand. We have introduce these new colours, which are also Low Smoke Zero Halogen.”

If you want to find out more about Fox-Flo®, or any of our other products and capabilities, please visit us at RAILTEX on stand K81 from the 9-11th May, at the NEC Birmingham


Yellow Fox-Flo® gains EN 45545-2 Certification

Date: 04/05/2017 15:28:34


As standards evolve and change in the market, Silver Fox evolves with them. Accordingly, we are delighted to announce that Silver Fox has achieved the necessary levels to pass standard EN 45545 for the yellow Fox-Flo® labels.



EN 45545-2 sets product standards for fire, toxicity and smoke emissions to ensure the necessary consistent safety standards are set across Europe’s railways.


The system has been prepared by Technical Committee CEN/TC 256 "Railway applications" on behalf of the European Commission and is based on the requirements of the EU Directive 2008/57/EC.EN 45545-2 classifies all material on board in different groups, which have to fulfil specific “Requirement Sets” which often include several test methods.


To find out more about  Fox-Flo® tie-on cable labels  and the whole array of successful tests that have been achieved from EN 45545-2 to accelerated UV, salt mist spray to extreme temperatures. See product datasheet for more information. Please visit us at RAILTEX on stand K81 from the 9-11th May, at the NEC Birmingham. 


Quote from Nick: “At Silver Fox we recognise just how important quality and performance standards are. That’s why our products and solutions are always independently tested to the highest specifications.”


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What to expect at RAILTEX 2017

Date: 27/04/2017 12:48:42

The RAILTEX 2017 exhibition is fast approaching, and with this in mind, Silver Fox would like to share with you some of the major things happening at the event.


RAILTEX is the all-inclusive showcase for technological innovations across the entire rail supply market, from workwear to monitoring systems to labels! If you’re involved in the rail industry, this is a “must attend” event!


There are many confirmed speakers at this prestigious rail event, including Chief Executive of the Rail Delivery Group, Paul Plummer, as the Keynote speaker on the first day – Tuesday 9th May at 11.50am. Mr Plummer has been heavily involved in the rail industry for many years, becoming one of two Network Rail members of the Rail Delivery Group in 2011.


Additionally, on Wednesday 10th at 10:30am Dr Francis Paonessa, Managing Director, Network Rail Infrastructure Projects, will be speaking. Dr Paonessa joined Network Rail in 2014, having most recently been Managing Director at UK, Bombardier. He is leading the delivery of £25bn of infrastructure renewals and enhancements, comprising thousands of projects around the country aimed at delivering a bigger, better railway. These are just two of the renowned speakers at this year’s event. See the full line up here.


Silver Fox are exhibiting for the whole duration of the show on stand K81, on the far end of the hall, opposite the main entrance, in the ‘Rail Alliance Hub’. Visitors will be able to meet members of the Silver Fox team at the stand, including the Managing Director Nick Michaelson, Marketing Manager Suzannah Hale, Sales Manager Allan Woodhams, and Marketing Professional Dom Michaelson.


Silver Fox will be displaying their innovative labelling solutions in action throughout the exhibition. Including; the Fox-Flo® UV Stable, LS0H tie-on cable labels, Fox-in-a-Box, and many more!


RAILTEX is held at Birmingham’s NEC exhibition hall from the 9th-11th of May. Register today, to gain free entry to this event.

 


Happy 91st Birthday to Her Majesty the Queen

Date: 21/04/2017 13:11:34

Silver Fox would like to wish Queen Elizabeth II a very happy birthday! Many Happy Returns Ma’am.



Silver Fox are Finalists in the Inspiring Hertfordshire Awards

Date: 10/04/2017 14:05:16

Silver Fox are delighted to announce that they have been named as finalists for the Hertfordshire awards in the category of ‘Made in Herts’



We have been manufacturing our labelling solutions in our Welwyn Garden City offices for over 25 years now. With the business continuing to expand, and more labels adding to the range, we’ve continued to invest in machinery to enable us to manufacture in-house, and ensure our products are of the highest quality.


We are over the moon with this nomination, and look forward to the awards presentation in June. We would also like to take this time to congratulate all other finalists in their respective categories. 


Silver Fox Invite you to Railtex 2017

Date: 28/03/2017 09:53:01

Silver Fox invite you to visit them at the upcoming Railtex exhibition, at the NEC in Birmingham. In May, Silver Fox will be showcasing their hassle free labelling solutions on stand K81.



We will be demonstrating our ONE SOFTWARE, ONE PRINTER, ONE RIBBON – ALL SILVER FOX THERMAL LABELS solutions, Simply put, Silver Fox offer the simplest labelling solution on the market, tested to the highest specs.

 


The Rail Industry has certain specifications and compliances which products must adhere to, and Silver Fox are confident that their products meet these needs. One particular label, the Fox-Flo® UV Stable, LS0H tie on cable label is tested beyond all others. It is Silver Fox procedure to test all labels against certain conditions, such as high and low temperatures, salt mist spray and the average UV testing required, but the Fox-Flo labels are quite different.


Test highlights include: 

·         London Underground Limited Standard LUL1-085
·         Very high Oxygen Index levels
·         8000 hours successful NDT accelerated UV ageing
·         Salt Mist Spray according to Lloyds Register Type Approval System
And the list goes on!

   

    Compliance is a major factor within Silver Fox, and as a company are always happy to test the durability of the product. So when a customer asked for an EN 45545 certification for the Fox-Flo Tie on label, Silver Fox were delighted for a new way to test the product – which has succeeded in many extreme tests in the past.



    The EN 45545 tests products against a regime for Fire, Toxicity and Smoke, to ensure a safe standard across Europe’s railways. Some would argue that the equivalent LUL standards are higher, and the Fox-Flo labels have been successfully tested against these too. 


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Happy St. Patrick's Day

Date: 17/03/2017 10:05:33

Silver Fox would like to wish you all a Happy St. Patrick's Day!


Silver Fox Unveil Raised Profile Labels at Middle East Rail 2017

Date: 02/03/2017 16:53:44


Silver Fox are exhibiting their innovative labelling solutions at the Middle East Rail exhibition in March 2017.


The particular label on show is the ALL NEW Raised Profile Label. Developed and manufactured in the United Kingdom, this label is a durable alternative to Engraved Labels. These labels are a fast, hassle free and professional way of labelling your equipment and panels.


The exhibition is taking place at the Dubai International Trade Centre on the 7th and 8th March, and Silver Fox are delighted to be exhibiting under the UKTI pavilion.


Silver Fox will showing their full range of solutions, that together make the simplest and fastest labelling solution on the market with the labels tested to the highest specs. Labels include Fox-Flo® LS0H, UV stable tie-on cable labels, Legend™ Heatshrink wire marking, and of course the new Prolab® Raised Profile Labels all printed with one software one printer and one ribbon. 


Middle East Rail enters its 11th year, and now welcomes over 8,000 visitors. Over 400 exhibitors will come together to meet the operational needs of regional rail operators, and will once again deliver an unrivalled conference, hosting over 200 speakers.


It is an event not to be missed, if you are attending the exhibition, Silver Fox invite you to visit their stand H20, to see their hassle free labelling solutions.


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Fox-Flo® Excel in Latest Tests

Date: 28/02/2017 11:21:06


In the very year when the UK voted to leave the EU, Silver Fox took the reverse decision! Namely, we tested our Fox-Flo labels according to EN 45545. Why? Because we don’t just sell our labels in the UK or even Europe, we have users across the globe. As such we recognise that the European Norm standards are similarly recognised.


We are pleased to report that the Fox-Flo labels passed all EN 45455 requirements, which tests products against a regime for Fire, Toxicity and Smoke, to ensure a safe standard across Europe’s railways.


We cover all the necessary standards, in order to ensure we make everything simple and hassle free for our customers.


Uniquely, Fox-Flo have also been successfully independently tested for 8000 hours accelerated UV ageing. These levels represent 12—15 years exposure in Northern European climates. 


Silver Fox strive to make their customers lives simple, and one of the ways in which they ensure this is by offering the simplest labelling solution on the market, tested to the highest specs.


Silver Fox will be exhibiting the Fox-Flo label at the Middle East Rail Exhibition on stand H20 from the 7th and 8th March, and the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre and at Railtex Stand K81, at the NEC, Birmingham UK, in May.


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If you are attending Middle East Rail or Railtex, please come and visit us, book your free pass for Middle East Rail now. 

Climbing the ladder – UK Brand, UK Made Ladder Heatshrink.

Date: 23/02/2017 15:06:26


A key part of the Silver Fox ethos is to make things simple for our customers.


One of the ways we do this by offering the same software, same printer and same ribbon for all our thermal labels!


And now we have added to that range of thermally printed labels by introducing — our very own ladder heatshrink, made in house, on our brand new machine. The heatshrink can then printed  with  the same software, same printer and same ribbon, as all of our other thermal labels. What could be simpler?


The ladder heatshrink joins our large range of industry leading and industry specific labelling solutions produced by Silver Fox for cable and wire and equipment labelling.


 


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Why attend an exhibition?

Date: 14/02/2017 12:04:00

There can be a shadow of doubt over attending exhibitions, whether exhibiting or attending. What if you gain no leads or sales opportunities?


There are however, many benefits in attending trade shows.


Every exhibition is perfect way to meet up with clients and secure new business deals. There are a number of reasons why you should absolutely attend exhibitions relevant to your industry.


Firstly, and almost obviously, is to re-connect and meet clients. Talking face to face, and showing off products is a far easier selling method than emailing or talking on the phone.


Exhibitions are a great way to promote a new product, raise awareness and conduct market research. There is no better way to launch a product than to put it in front of the industry leaders who attend the exhibitions.


Exhibiting gives your company more exposure and publicity – growing your brand awareness.


A trade show that is happening right now is Middle East Electricity, which is the region's leading exhibition for the power industry, covering every aspect from the generation, transmission to distribution of electricity. The exhibition highlights innovations for the renewable and nuclear energy sectors and the lighting industry.


Nick Michaelson CEO Silver Fox is happy to be touring the exhibition with Vinod Kishor of Arabian Falcon.


Alongside the exhibition are a number of talks and conferences, delivered by industry leaders and experts. It is an unmissable event if you are within the Power industry, and Silver Fox would like to take this time to wish all exhibitors a successful exhibition.


The exhibition starts today, and ends on the 16th of February at the Dubai World Trade Centre, UAE.



Find out more about the exhibition here.

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Happy Christmas and a Prosperous and Healthy New Year

Date: 22/12/2016 16:06:30


At this time of year, it’s great to take a step back and perhaps also look at life and the world a little differently. And that is exactly what happened when one of our development team was asked for their thoughts on the coming New Year.


We are sure you will agree that their thoughts (below) are most certainly “off the wall” but then again, it’s exactly this type of thinking that allows us to consistently make our customers lives simpler and easier by bringing together different ideas from many different strands.


Thoughts on the coming New Year:


You may have heard of Vaughan Williams, a great British composer, who studied music at the Royal College of Music, London, and Trinity College, Cambridge.


Vaughan Williams wrote many different types of music in a very British manner, and one folk song in particular caught their attention. The particular folk song was composed as part of the English Folk Songs Suite - number 1, and is called Seventeen Come Sunday. You can Listen to it here.


Why exactly were they talking about ‘17 Come Sunday?’

Well, came the smiling response: ‘For the first time in our lives, it will be 17 come Sunday. This year for the only time, 2017 will start on a Sunday! This was clearly not the reason for the poem or song, but then again you never know what different strands and ideas can be brought together to build an innovative idea!’ – now this is off the wall! And you know? They may well have a point!


As we move from a very momentous 2016 - for both Britain and the USA - and as we move into 2017, we wish all our customers and partners here in the UK and across the world, a very happy healthy and prosperous New Year after all - Its Seventeen come Sunday!


And on that amazing revelation! From the whole team at Silver Fox enjoy the break have a wonderful Christmas and a Healthy Happy New Year! 


Silver Fox’s Innovations of 2016

Date: 08/12/2016 13:47:18

Committed to making customers lives simple, Silver Fox have worked relentlessly to make sure our labelling solution is the simplest in the market!


Each new label requires months of dedicated focus, with one thing in mind: how we make e labelling process faster and simpler for our engineering user base?


Building on previous innovations, such as free automated web update (giving users the latest time saving functionality, wherever they are in the world, totally Free of Charge) or the unique Plug’N’Play functionality allowing users to plug in printer, load labels, start software and print.


2016 has seen a fantastic number of new products introduced to the Silver Fox range, especially in the thermally printable collection. And of course, ALL our Thermal consumables are printed using One Software, One Printer, One Ribbon. 


This year Silver Fox are delighted to have introduced:



Please click here to see more information about the individual products.


We really are grateful for all your support in 2016, watch this space for future innovations in 2017!


Please note: Annual stock taking, 19th and 20th of December. We are happy to say, we are open as usual on the 21st and 22nd of December. The Silver Fox Offices will be closed from 5.30pm on the 22nd of December - 8.45am on the 3rd of January. 


For more information, please click here or contact our sales team sales@silverfox.co.uk or call +44 (0) 1707 373727


Happy National Day!

Date: 01/12/2016 14:34:43

Happy National Day to all those in the UAE - from the team at Silver Fox.



Happy Thanksgiving 2016!

Date: 24/11/2016 14:01:45

Wishing you all a very happy Thanksgiving!

Commitment to Manufacturing in the United Kingdom

Date: 24/11/2016 11:13:25


Even before the Brexit vote on June 23rd 2016 there was much talk about its effect on diminishing the UK economy in all sectors including manufacturing if we were to leave the EU. With the vote to leave it is now claimed that it is the ‘uncertainty’ which is more of an issue than the fact that we are leaving the EU.


Despite the uncertainty, the reality of the outcome is that the UK is still a great place to live, work and invest! With the fall in the value of sterling against other currencies, return on investment coupled with follow on benefits of highly competitively priced exports, the UK actually moves to become an even more attractive place to invest.


All this was demonstrated a few weeks ago by the announcement from Nissan who plan to grow their UK facilities and manufacture a further two models of car at their Sunderland Location. And more recently, by the likes of Google, Apple and Facebook all investing more in their UK operations.


Silver Fox, a UK managed and owned manufacturer of labelling solutions for the Oil/Gas/Power/Rail industries, is also investing in new machinery and recruiting new members of staff to add to the team in Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire.


“We are experiencing a huge boost in our business, both UK and export, due in part to the fall in sterling but also because for the past 20 years we have maintained a continuous program of investment in all aspects our business that includes our team, product innovation and development and new machinery. The bottom line is that investment in the UK pays!” Commented Nick Michaelson (the CEO of Silver Fox), “our investment continues and if anything is increasing ‘in these times of uncertainty’ for us we are in it for the long term -  committed to making the simplest labelling solutions, tested to the highest specs.”


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Labacus Innovator – not your average labelling software

Date: 20/10/2016 10:00:52


Tired of wasting time printing cable labels? Finding it frustrating inputting label data into a software package which is slow and dated?


Silver Fox have recently released a new version of the Labacus Innovator Labelling Software – it’s so easy, you can learn to use it in just 5 minutes. Silver Fox have created a short video which enables users to see exactly how to use the software.



The Labacus Innovator Labelling Software is filled with extended functionality to make your life easier. We’ve listed a few features the software allows you to do below:

  • 4 Levels of increasing functionality
  • Free trials of each level – Try before you buy
  • Seamless upgrades
  • Add Symbols
  • Add Images
  • Add Warning Signs
  • Internal help videos

Please see the Labacus Innovator Datasheet to see exact features in each level of software in order to decide which level is best for you.


Alternatively, excellent support is provided by the Silver Fox team, who are happy to help with any technical queries or questions and resolve your queries, ensuring customers feel confident when printing and applying their labels.


If you want to see just how simple the software is, download it for free and have a go! As mentioned, you get 3 days free trial of each level which is plenty of time to see how easy labelling can be.


Watch a short 5 minute video and learn how to use the software:



More about Labacus Innovator


Silver Fox Featured in Rail Professional Magazine

Date: 13/10/2016 10:09:22


Silver Fox supply a number of approved products to the rail industry.


Our Products featured in this months edition of Rail Professional Magazine - the official magazine for the influential Institution of Railway Operators (IRO) and each issue brings readers news, articles and an events diary from the institution


Approved Cable Labelling Solutions

Date: 11/10/2016 14:25:03

Fox-Flo® tie-on cable labels together with printing package ‘Fox-in-a-Box®’ have been approved by Virgin Media Engineering department for use by Virgin Media contractors for their Trunk/Network Cable identification requirements.

 


Silver Fox raises money for Macmillan Cancer support

Date: 05/10/2016 09:49:57


Getting involved and hosting their very first Coffee Morning, Silver Fox were delighted with the turn out and raised an amazing £350 for the charity.


Kicking off the event, board members Nick Michaelson and Andrew Tilbury made the first donations. Throughout the rest of the morning, Silver Fox held a raffle and a quiz, all of which offered tasty prizes, kindly donated by Amelie Chocolates.


      


Macmillan Cancer Support aim is to reach and improve the lives of everyone living with cancer and to inspire millions of others to do the same. The money raised from Silver Fox’s coffee morning, and all the coffee mornings held, go towards ensuring no one faces cancer alone.


      


Silver Fox would like to thank everyone one who came along to the coffee morning, and for your kind donations and support. We hope you enjoyed it as much as we did. If you were unable to attend, but still with to donate, please text YUM 3dHC to 70550 to donate £5. 


Everyday Stock Answers

Date: 04/10/2016 10:19:10

Silver Fox answer the commonly asked question 'Do you have it in stock?'


Post-Brexit Record Breaking Day

Date: 27/09/2016 08:29:18

Silver Fox appeared in the September issue of Inspire Magazine:



Inspire Magazine is the Hertfordshire Chamber of Commerce publication, full of local news stories and updates. See more here.

Silver Fox Labelling and Luka Edge Technologies

Date: 14/09/2016 09:11:10


Silver Fox would like to take an opportunity to congratulate, Gareth Davies and the team at Luka Edge Technologies, on their amended company registration by the CIPC. Luka Edge Technologies is a main distributor of Silver Fox’s Labelling Solutions in South Africa.

Silver Fox are a UK Brand, UK Made, UK Owned manufacturer of labelling solutions, providing markers, idents and various other labelling solutions to industries such as the Oil and Gas, Power, Electrical, Data and Telecoms and Rail markets worldwide.

With a growing network of distributors all over the world, Silver Fox is supported in managing their ever increasing demand for their innovative and time saving labelling solutions. Silver Fox enjoys strong and close working relationships with all distributor channels, who reflect the same company mantra of having offering exceptional customer service.

Luka Edge Technologies is based in South Africa, they are a process control system integrator combining the best practises of generations past with the technologies needed to sustain a competitive edge. Welcoming any questions, if you are situated in or close to South Africa, please do not hesitate to contact the Luka Edge Technologies team by emailing: sales@lukatech.com or call: +27 (0) 11 393 5890.

Silver Fox have distributors all over the world, please see our list of distributors to find out if there is one located near you. All information is on our website: http://www.silverfox.co.uk/content/distributors 

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A Shining example of Silver Fox’s Service

Date: 13/09/2016 08:30:39


Silver Fox engraving machines just keep on working away, this week, included in the throughput were special stainless steel labels destined for one of our export markets!


  


Customers can expect fast deliveries on their orders, and although these particular labels took a few days longer to arrive at their destination, we understand our customer was well pleased with the turnaround and the quality.


These labels are a shining example of the versatility of what Silver Fox can offer, and the speed at which your order (even the specials) can be turned around.


Silver Fox also offer a pre-print service on our entire label range, as well as site ready packs, so actively working to help customers turn their Time into Profit®.


For more information, Please contact Silver Fox by calling +44 (0) 1707 37 37 27, or email sales@silverfox.co.uk


Time Saving Solution - the Fox-in-a-Box

Date: 08/09/2016 10:18:55


Focused on turning our customers Time into Profit, Silver Fox have developed their Thermal Label range with you in mind. 


Print the ENTIRE Thermal label range using:


One Software, 

One Printer, 

One Ribbon! 



Silver Fox's Thermal Labels include: 

Fox-Flo UV Stable, LS0H Tie on cable labels, Fox PVC Tie on cable labels, Heatshrink and Non-Shrink Tubing, 2-Part wire markers, Adhesive Wrap around self laminating cable labels as well as Equipment labels, Asset and Valve Tags and Raised Profile labels.


All Printed with One Software, One Printer, One Ribbon



The FOX-IN-A-BOX

Date: 05/09/2016 12:04:47


Your labelling starter kit. The Fox-in-a-Box has everything you need to start labelling you cables, wires and equipment.


In the Fox-in-a-Box, users receive the Silver Fox thermal printer, Labacus Innovator labelling software and a thermal ribbon.



Silver fox have spent years developing the solution they now offer. Their special printer prints the entire range of thermal labels that silver fox offer, all with the one thermal ribbon. 


Labels include tie on, wrap arounds, heatshrink, non-shrink, asset tags, raised profile labels and more. This is just one way that Silver Fox’s Labelling solutions can turn your Time into Profit


For more information please look on our website, or contact us: +44 (0) 1707 37 37 27 or email sales@silverfox.co.uk

One Day

Date: 31/08/2016 09:26:18

Press information issued on behalf of:

Silver Fox® Limited

Swallow Court, Swallowfields, Welwyn Garden City, AL7 1SA, UK

Tel: +44 (0)1707 373727; Web: www.silverfox.co.uk

31st August 2016

 

ONE DAY


In the post Brexit world, Silver Fox - the Welwyn Garden City based specialist manufacturer of industrial labelling solutions - is growing fast in the export market.


CEO Nick Michaelson, commented ‘‘We have seen good growth throughout the year with a significant surge since the Brexit Vote.  A prime example of this, in one day we received orders and enquiries from as far afield as Australia, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, USA together with mainland Europe and the UK.’’


Silver Fox’s specialist labels are used in a variety of areas; Oil and Gas, Power and Rail. These solutions have taken years to develop, with strong completion from the USA, Germany and China, yet we are still growing. Our strength lies with the mix of continuous product development and the fall in the value of sterling. However the key to our success is consistent quality and service, attracting high levels of repeat business.


"Wherever possible we source our materials in the UK’’ continued Nick, ‘‘and we are pleased to report that as a result of the sustained growth, we are now looking to further grow our team!


"To my knowledge Silver Fox are the only UK Brand, UK Made, UK Owned manufacturer of these types of niche market labelling solutions.  


‘‘As one of our customers in Saudi Arabia so kindly observed: Silver Fox help turn Time into Profit®, and all that from our base right here in Hertfordshire.’’


For more information, please contact us on +44 (0) 1707 37 37 27 or email marketing@silverfox.co.uk.


 


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Suzannah Hale named Marketing Manager at Silver Fox Labelling solutions

Date: 16/08/2016 13:28:29

Suzannah Hale has been appointed Marketing Manager at Silver Fox, the UK manufacturer of world leading labelling solutions. 

This is a return to Silver Fox for Suzannah, who had previously joined the Silver Fox team as an intern while studying for a degree in Product Design specialising in Marketing. Proudly, she attained a 2.1 Honours Degree. Suzannah is a perfect match to the present and future strategy of Silver Fox, motivated in both design and development of industry leading solutions into the global market. 


Commenting on the return of Suzannah CEO Nick Michaelson said: “It is great to welcome Suzi back! She did a fantastic job as an intern, and gained some invaluable experience. She brings a new dimension to marketing at Silver Fox and her product knowledge will assist in our brand development.” 


Suzannah Hale commented: “I am over the moon to be returning to Silver Fox as Marketing Manager. It is an exciting time, Silver Fox has a pipeline of product development and I am delighted to be responsible for the marketing portfolio.”

To contact Suzannah Hale – please email suzannah.hale@silverfox.co.uk


Great Britain for Gold

Date: 15/08/2016 12:03:12


With the Olympics currently taking place in Brazil, Silver Fox would like to take the opportunity to support all the talented athletes taking part. They’re all doing a fantastic job, and doing GB proud!


  


Silver Fox are very proud to be a UK Brand, UK Made, UK Owned Labelling Manufacturer of labelling solutions, based in Welwyn Garden City, and happy to support and promote fellow British brands. 

Silver Fox Sponsors the 3 Peaks Challenge

Date: 08/08/2016 10:10:05


Silver Fox Sponsors London Underground and Thales Teams

Completing the 3 peaks challenge.


Among the many sponsors for XRail Groups 3 Peak Challenge was Silver Fox, market leaders of manufacturing industrial labelling solutions for the Rail Industry.  

Supporting the Railway Children’s charity, members of Thales and London Underground undertook the 3 Peaks Challenge. Silver Fox were proud to support the team as they climbed Ben Nevis, Scafell Pike and Snowdon and they managed it in the time of 24 hours.

Silver Fox’s CEO stated “At Silver Fox our time is always focused on helping our customers turn their Time into Profit. With the team from Thales we were able to put something extra back. The truth is, they did all the training and hard work! We are all delighted to have been given the opportunity to help them in this very worthy cause. Well done to them!”

Before the walk began, Silver Fox received this notification from the 4LM Team: “WE'VE REACHED OUR TARGET!!!!!! This is down to the incredible generosity of Munir Patel and his colleagues at XRail, KITS, TPS, Data Techniques and Silver Fox. Along with Thales, Morsons, CPC, Mace, Zantix Solutions and Tagmaster. Thank you so much to you all.”

Overall the event raised £9,466.75, which was 135% over the intended money raising target, for the charity, which is fantastic. The Railway Children is a charity for young people who are forced to flee their homes in the UK, India and East Africa, helping them off the streets and get back on their feet.

Below is a picture of the team completing the 3 peaks challenge:


Well done to those who undertook the weather to complete this gruelling challenge. If anyone wishes to donate to this cause please visit the teams Just Giving Page.


Silver Fox's YouTube Channel

Date: 29/07/2016 08:33:36

Here at Silver Fox, we like to make things as easy for our customers as possible - we like to understand our customers wants, both Labelling and in terms of reading long articles.


This is why regularly update our YouTube channel with short, manageable videos with our latest products and help videos, giving the option to view these, rather than reading lots of long articles about the same thing. 


For example: Learn how to use our Labacus Innovator Labelling Software in just 5 minutes by watching a help video. 


See the video here:



For further information, please view other videos on our YouTube Page, or call our sales team on +44 (0) 1707 37 37 27 or email sales@silverfox.co.uk


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Laser Label Range

Date: 27/07/2016 10:29:21


Silver Fox's Laser Labels are supplied on A4 sheets, and are printed with any ordinary office laser printer. They are commonly used a wide variety of industries e.g. Data and Telecoms


Laser Labels require the Basic level of software which is FREE to download and use. Also trial upgraded functionality on other levels for 9 individual days FOC. 



Click on the image to enlarge


For more information on our laser range, please visit our laser label information page


If you have any questions please call our sales team on +44 (0) 1707 37 37 27 or email sales@silverfox.co.uk

Print all Silver Fox Thermal Labels using the Same Software, Printer and Ribbon

Date: 26/07/2016 08:57:44

Silver Fox have developed their Label range so customers only need 1 thermal printer, 1 thermal ribbon and 1 download of Labacus Innovator Labelling software. 


These labels are appropriate for a number of industries, including Rail, Oil and Gas, Data and Telecoms and Electrical. We offer LSZH, and have obtained approvals from London Underground and Network Rail (see product data sheets for more info). 


Customers can print the entire thermal range, including: Tie on labels, Heatshrink and Non-shrink tubing and many more. 


Click to enlarge image. 


For more information on this label range please visit our Thermal Label information page


Additionally, please contact our sales team with any questions on +44 (0) 1707 37 37 27 or email sales@silverfox.co.uk


How to Label Cables Safely In Zone 1 & Zone 2 Hazardous Areas

Date: 14/07/2016 10:22:25


Operations Director, Michelle Michaelson, wrote an article about the safety Silver Fox Labels provide to customers: 


Silver Fox are market leading manufacturers of Cable Labelling solutions worldwide.


Cables and wires must be contained and correctly labelled - safely.