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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.


 To find out more, please click here.

Or for more information about Raised Profile Labels, click here.

Or alternatively, call our sales team: +44 (0) 1707 37 37 27

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.


To see more, please click here.

Or alternatively, call our sales team: +44 (0) 1707 37 37 27 

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.



For more information, click here

Or alternatively call our sales team +44 (0) 1707 37 37 27

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 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: 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: 



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

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


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

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:

31st August 2016



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



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

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

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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

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

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.

Whether onshore or offshore, the oil and gas industry is exposed to the severe challenges of maintaining safe working practices in potentially explosive atmospheres or hazardous areas.

Basically, the classification of a hazardous area into Zone 1 or Zone 2 is determined by the time period a flammable atmosphere is likely to be present under international Directives, such as ATEX.

Silver Fox cable and wire making label systems are "cold-applied" (with the exception of heat shrink) and are therefore compatible for use within hazardous area locations posing no ignition source threat to the "Fire Triangle."

Unlike traditional heat shrink wire and cable marking systems, Silver Fox can provide cold-installed cable labelling/ferruling for use in hazardous areas where working conditions preclude the application of naked flames or "hot-working".

Advanced specification and performance wire marking and ferruling systems from Silver Fox provide safe and cost-efficient labelling of cables and wires located in hazardous areas and potentially explosive atmospheres.

To continue reading, click here

Many thanks to our distributors Thorne and Derrick for publishing this article. 

Silver Fox’s extensive distributor network.

Date: 11/04/2016 08:20:18

Silver Fox enjoys strong and close working relationships with all our distributor channels. We welcome our newest distributor NBM Distribution, a global supplier of Data and Telecoms equipment. NBM are focused on providing exceptional products and service. Customers will be able to acquire Silver Fox labelling solutions including Thermal, Laser, Endurance labels, Warning signs and more from NBM Distribution.

Silver Fox successfully works with global distributor Thorne and Derrick. 

Thorne and Derrick are national distributors and worldwide exporters of Cable Installation, Cable Jointing & Electrical Equipment for industrial and hazardous areas in the Oil and Gas and Rail industries. 

Thorne and Derrick is effectively distributing the Silver Fox range of lables. Customers can source the entire Thermal Label range, Fox in a Box package and Labacus Innovator Software from T&D.

Silver Fox advise all customers that the labels we offer have all been successfully independently tested against a range of real world conditions, and a number of our labels have been approved for use by Network Rail; Crossrail and London Underground (see product datasheets). 

Silver Fox would like to take the time to thank all distributors for all their time and devotion in selling our products. For further information please visit our website.

Data Centre World and Infrarail Exhibitions

Date: 07/04/2016 16:02:46

The forth-coming week, will be a busy one for Silver Fox. Exhibiting their industry leading labelling solutions at both Data Centre World (Stand B50) and Infrarail (Stand F44).

Silver Fox’s Laser Labels can be printed using any standard laser printer. Customers can enjoy free use of Labacus Innovator software to produce laser labels. Whether you are a contractor, up against tight costs and deadlines; or an end user wanting to do the job quickly and easily; or responsible for a server room or a tier 4 data centre Silver Fox solutions are for you! Wherever you are on the data centre spectrum, Data Centre World is the one unmissable global event.

Customers also benefit from one software, one printer, one ribbon when printing Silver Fox thermal labels. All thermal labels are printed using the same software, printer and ribbon. With ongoing projects and more major undertakings in the pipeline, investment in the UK rail continues to grow. All labels are independently tested against a range of ‘real-world’ conditions. We have also worked hard to secure a number of approvals from companies such as Network Rail, London Underground and Cross Rail. We invite you to visit our website for further information.

DCW covers all the major technical issues from software defined networking and virtualisation through to security, storage and energy efficiency. It's the UK’s biggest single event for data centre decision makers and the data centre industry. Visit Silver Fox at Data Centre World on stand B50 on the 12th and 13th of April At Excel Centre, London.

For over two decades, Infrarail has been a favoured platform for industry professionals to meet face to face, make connections and do business. Visit Silver Fox at Infrarail on stand F44 on the 12th, 13th and 14th of April at Excel Centre, London. 

We look forward to seeing you next week.

If a picture speaks a 1000 words, what about videos?

Date: 22/12/2015 14:21:36

Don’t just read our help module, now you can watch our help videos!

Incorporated into all our Labacus Innovator software, are a number of different videos. Each show specific aspects of the software - in just 5 minutes, learn how to run with our software, truly turning Time Into Profit!

We could write lots about this, or why not watch this video!

Look at the images below to see where the videos can be found.


Silver Fox's Laser Engraved Labels

Date: 09/10/2015 13:30:35

Silver Fox, a UK Brand UK, Made and UK owned manufacturer of labelling solutions, offer as part of their range both acrylic and stainless steel ‘custom made’ laser engraved labels.

These types of labels are not new to the Silver Fox range, but the new “state of the art” engraving machine used to make them is!  This new machine enables Silver Fox to turn around your jobs even quicker and part of their strategy to continually review and improve the service offered to their customers.

All the engraved labels are custom made to your exact requirements.  Used for countless applications in a myriad of industries such as; Data & Telecom, Oil & Gas; Transportation. The output from the new machine already proving itself in all these sectors!

Silver Fox sets the highest standards in the industry, by relentlessly independently testing their materials.  By way of example, our Endurance engraving material has been successfully tested for an eye watering 8000 hours of accelerated UV ageing, equating to 12 - 16 years in northern European conditions.  Other tests include high/low temperature H2S please refer to product data sheet for more information.

Laser engraved labels together with the complete catalogue of Silver Fox UK Brand, UK Made solutions are available from the Silver Fox Sales Team on +44 (0) 1707 373727 or visit our website

Introducing ALL NEW Labacus Innovator Software

Date: 10/09/2015 14:49:47

We Invite you all to download now!!

See the Features and Benefits, and download steps here: 

High Voltage Substations

Date: 01/09/2015 13:41:01

Thorne and Derrick have kindly included Silver Fox into their blog once again, this time to highlight Silver Fox's involvement in High Voltage Substations

The Article reads:

Thorne and Derrick, a main distributor for Silver Fox, are delighted to announce a major project breakthrough into the utility power industry. 

Silver Fox, are the global market leading, UK based manufacturer of cable labels.

Silver Fox have recently supplied Spanish engineering giant Elimco with their Fox-in-a-Box® thermal cable labelling system for the labelling of power cables in high voltage 275kV substations being constructed at New Cumnock in Ayrshire, Scotland.

To read the full article, click here.

Rail Approved Label Solutions

Date: 25/08/2015 09:02:38

Silver Fox Labels are used in a wide variety of applications across industries worldwide including the British Rail Industry. Silver Fox, who are proud members of Rail Alliance, are please to hold a number of approvals from major rail companies, such as London Underground and Network Rail.



Customers can also find our products available from Unipart Rail.


Silver Fox have recently introduced a vast range of new products, designed to help save users both time and money, including 10mm width Fox-Flo® tie-on cable labels, Fox® tie-on cable labels and Legend™ Non-shrink Tubing. All Thermal labels are printed using Silver Fox’s unique Same Software, Same Printer, Same Ribbon technology.

For more information on new labels, and rail approvals, visit or call us on +44 (0) 1707 37 37 27.


Label Range Extended

Date: 18/08/2015 13:26:55

Silver Fox's Fox Flo label range has been featured in an article by Industrial Plant and Equipment: 

Fox-Flo UV-Stable LSZH tie-on cable labels are used in applications ranging from single cable identification to multiple cables across a industries. Now, Silver Fox has added a 10mm width to the range.

In total, Silver Fox offers 44 different tie-on label options in various sizes and colours. All label types are tested independently and subjected to a flex test after 8000 hours exposure to accelerated UV.


Approved for use on London Underground, these labels are tested according to IMO, so are suitable for use in offshore oil and gas and marine environments. Blue Fox-Flo labels can be used in intrinsically safe systems. 


The thermal range of labels, including 2-part, heat shrink, non-shrink, valve tags, and asset labels, can be printed using the same software, same printer and same ribbon, enabling users to save time and money.


Silver Fox also offers an option of coloured thermal ribbon. This means the user can choose the colour of the text on the label too.

Read the Full Article here

Silver Fox Introduces Fox-In-A-Box Cable Labelling Starter Kit

Date: 11/08/2015 15:44:49

Thorne and Derrick, main distributors for Silver Fox, have included a feature highlighting Silver Fox's NEW Fox-In-A-Box label starter kit. Read the article here:

Silver Fox, the UK manufacturer of cable labels, have just launched a new updated range of thermal starter pack - the Fox-In-A-Box Labelling kit.

Silver Fox cable labelling kit now starts from as little as £450.

Thorne and Derrick are Main Distributors for Silver Fox and can provide expert technical recommendations, specification guidance and installer training.

Thorne and Derrick are proud to support UK manufacturing and develop business opportunities in the rail, solar, power, oil and gas and industrial sectors. 

"Everybody at Silver Fox are looking forward to working even closer with the team at Thorne and Derrick to build further on our already successful working partnership!

Thorne and Derrick is a hard-working and well-respected distributor that is geared to professional customer support. We are proud to include them as part of our distribution network," Suzannah Hale, Marketing Executive (Silver Fox). 

Read the full article here

Silver Fox - Come Rain or Shine!

Date: 11/08/2015 08:21:44

We’ve all been there! 

Hot sun – boiling car! 

So several years ago, in conjunction with one of our distributors, we offered free car sun visors. A few weeks ago one of our customers, on holiday, sent us this picture from Jersey. It seems that it was far from being sunny. Instead, it was rather wet! We asked our customer, why would anybody use a sun visor in the rain? He replied that in Jersey, it’s often sunny and sometimes the weather can change quite quickly, in fact, he told us that shortly after this, it was bright sunshine again!

All this was picked up by our technical support department, who rather creatively (for tech support!) and with broad smiles, observed that of course, whatever the weather, come rain or shine we’re always there, waiting to help our customers.

After that, we could not resist sharing the photo!

Thank you for your kind support and wherever you are, we hope you have had or will be having a good break with plenty of nice sunny weather!

Cable Labels – They’re Not All The Same

Date: 03/08/2015 08:46:04


When considering cable labels, many engineers have the same idea “If they look the same – they are the same”. However, just because they look identical, doesn’t mean they are!

It is becoming increasingly important to READ product information and look for independent testing before selecting a label type.

Spot the Differences...

From this picture, all of these labels look identical, but they’re not! Each is manufactured by a different labelling company and will perform differently. To the naked eye it is hard to see any differences, making it nearly impossible for engineers to differentiate and find the best product for their application.

This article is aimed to help engineers find a suitable product for their individual projects, helping them save time, and money. Choosing the right product now can have HUGE time and cost advantages – and since labelling is usually completed at the end of a project, it can be the difference from finishing the job on time or being late.

This article compares 6 different manufacturers of labelling solutions, used in mass transit, to discover what the performance of their labels would actually be like.

To read the full article, Click Here.

Silver Fox Heatshrink Labels and Non-Shrink Tubing Excel in Latest Tests.

Date: 28/07/2015 15:29:39

Leading UK manufacturer of labelling solutions, Silver Fox, have yet again had overwhelmingly positive feedback from independent testing laboratories in regards to Salt Mist Spray testing.

Silver Fox’s Heatshrink and Non-Shrink have been put to the test and examined for reactions to Salt Mist Spray. Silver Fox understands that their labels will often be used in demanding ‘real world’ conditions.

The outcome to these tests were very positive, with the independent testing laboratories report stating: ‘We performed visual inspections of the labels by comparing them with control samples provided by Silver Fox Ltd. None of the labels had been affected visually in any way and were perfectly legible at the end of the test.’

The Test conformed to the Lloyds Register Type Approval Test Specification No1, July 2013, Section 16, more commonly known as IEC600068-2-52 Test Kb Salt Mist (Cyclic). For more information on the test, please visit the Silver Fox website:

Nick Michaelson, CEO of Silver Fox, commented “These tests are expensive but, at Silver Fox, the commitment to offer the very best materials and back these up by independent tests is relentless. We are truly delighted with the feedback from the testing laboratories, and at the exceptional performance of our labels. Durable solutions save customers a lot of hassle, and our commitment to save time and money also extends to the engineer producing labels in the first place. Our strap line: TIP - Time into Profit actually came from the direct observation of a contractor working on a major project.”

Heatshrink and Non-Shrink tubing replace the need for individual ferrules. Both idents are printed via the Fox-in-a-Box printing kit, which gives users complete flexibility to choose from 4 lengths of label: 25mm, 50mm, 75mm and 100mm. There is no limit to the number of characters on each label.

Linked to Silver Fox’s ambition to save customers time and money with its ‘same software, same printer, same ribbon’ technology, it becomes clear why Silver Fox is so popular in industry worldwide.



See Press Release Here


London’s Iconic Vitality British 10K Run

Date: 22/07/2015 13:47:22

Silver Fox would like to applaud Warehouse Manager Wayne Norwood who took part in the Vitality British 10K run last Sunday, 12th of July.

The race follows an iconic London route, runners pass a number of famous landmarks including the London Eye, Big Ben and Trafalgar Square. This year was the 15th anniversary of the race, which saw a new route around London to include even more of the cities well-known buildings and monuments.  

We would like to congratulate Wayne, who completed the race in an impressive 58 minutes and 33 seconds.

Wayne commented: “This was the first time I’ve run in this race. I’ve been preparing for the race for a few months, so I was really pleased to finish in under an hour - the atmosphere on the road was really positive. It was great to run past all the different buildings and landmarks.” 


The photos above show Wayne during the race, and with his medal shortly after the event, surrounded by London’s famous landmarks.  

Silver Fox continue eco-friendly commitments.

Date: 14/07/2015 14:42:16

In 2007 Silver Fox made a commitment to reducing the C02 footprint of the company, reducing waste and becoming a more environmentally friendly business.

As part of this, Silver Fox installed solar panels onto the roof, which have generated over 14,000 KW of green electricity over the past 3 years. They have also installed double glazed windows, and systematically uprated heating systems to the latest efficiency standards, as well as improving the buildings insulation.

Silver Fox have also taken to planting nectar rich flowers, including lavender, outside the main office, attracting bees and other wildlife providing a safe pollen haven.

Sadly, over the last 15 years, the UK has seen a decline in bee colonies. Bees are an important part of our ecosystem, and provide us with more than just honey. It is estimated that one third of the food that we consume each day relies on pollination mainly by bees. They pollenate plants to produce Apples, Oranges, Cucumbers and Carrots to name a few.

Silver Fox, a UK based manufacturer of Labelling Solutions, are proud to provide a sustainable food source for bee colonies, which help them find the essential pollen they need. Just one small way of boosting the UK bee population and wildlife growth, and helping improve Silver Fox’s environmental policy.


Photo taken outside Silver Fox’s main office in Welwyn Garden City

New size. New colour. Silver Fox Expand Non-Shrink Tubing Label Range

Date: 07/07/2015 13:33:45

Industry leading, UK Based, Labelling solutions manufacturer Silver Fox have announced new additions to their Legend™ Non-Shrink tubing range.


Silver Fox now produce 2:1 sized tubing, which is perfect for labelling thin ’bell’ wires - it’s been designed with the Data and Telecoms industry in mind.


All sizes of Non-Shrink Tubing are now offered in light blue – for intrinsically safe installations - and in new standard pack sizes of 2 rolls.

Fox-Flo® Label Range Offer More Flexibility

Date: 30/06/2015 10:23:38

Fox-Flo UV-Stable LSZH Tie-on Cable Labels are used within a variety of applications, from single cable identification to multiple cables in a range of industries. Silver Fox have recently introduced a new width of 10mm to the Fox-Flo Label range – this addition offers users one of the biggest range of LSZH UV Stable Tie-on Cable label available from one company.


The range in size alone offers 9 different label options, even before colour is considered. In total Silver Fox offer 44 different tie-on label options, covering sizes and colours: Yellow, White, Red, Blue and now Orange (on request).


Silver Fox have subjected all label types to extensive independent testing. Depending on the colour, the Fox-Flo Label range has proved extremely durable, having been successfully tested - including a flex test after 8000 hours exposure to accelerated UV. Visit the Silver Foxwebsite for more information. 


In addition to being approved for use on London Underground these labels are also tested according to IMO and so are ideal for use in offshore oil and gas and marine environments. Blue Fox-Flo labels are perfect to use in intrinsically safe systems.


What make Silver Fox labelling solutions even more attractive is that all the thermal range of labels, including 2-Part, Heat Shrink, Non-Shrink, Valve tags, Asset Labels... can be printed using the SAME SOFTWARE, SAME PRINTER AND SAME RIBBON. This makes printing easy and efficient, enabling users to save time and money.


“We are aware that not all companies can offer such a range of sizes and colours as we do,” Commented Nick Michaelson, CEO of Silver Fox, “Being able to offer such a wide range of tested and approved colours and sizes is great, we aim to provide as many high quality and durable products as possible, ensuring all our clients and contractors are happy.”


In addition to the multiple label colours, Silver Fox also offer an option of coloured thermal ribbon. This means you can choose the colour of the text on the label too. The colour ribbons – options of Black, Red, Blue, Green and White – offer users greater choice, and come in useful for specific jobs and in specific industries, for example, Rail. Please talk to our sales team for thermal ribbon options - call +44 (0) 1707 37 37 27.


All ribbons can be used with the Fox-in-a-Box thermal printer, and are available in a cost-effective 60mm wide roll, long-lasting 300m length.



How To Print 25,000 Labels in 4 Hours

Date: 25/06/2015 08:59:23

Thorne and Derrick - national distributors and worldwide exporters of Cable Installation, Cable Jointing & Electrical Equipment for industrial and hazardous areas - recently highlighted Silver Fox's Time saving Solutions in their Blog. 

VIDEO : How To Print 25,000 Cable

 Labels In 4 Hours

Silver Fox Cable Labels

Arabian Falcon, the largest Oil and Gas electrical distributor in the UAE, are often asked to supply customers with cost-efficient but durable cable labels.

This includes printing custom cable labels for high volume requirements to maintain the identification of low and high voltage cables often during short time period shutdowns.

Turn Time Into Profit, is Silver Fox's motto.

Advanced performance software and their printer is at the heart of Silver Fox's cable labelling systems - "turbo-charging" the speed at which cable labels can be created. Reducing man-hours and associated economic costs and driving up the efficiency of complex cable labelling projects.

Mission Impossible?

Recently, Arabian Falcon have been asked by a client to print 25,000 labels in a very short space of time - four hours to be exact.

This feat would seem impossible however the task was accepted and carried out using the Silver Fox DTP1 thermal printer. 

Arabian Falcon, an Official Silver Fox distributor are familiar with the print speed of the Silver Fox DTP1 thermal printer, however even Nirmal Rajesh (Sales Manager) was astonished at the amount of cable labels that were produced in such a small space of time. 

The 25,000 cable labels were printed onto Silver Fox legend non-shrink tubing

Read the Full Article Here

Silver Fox Approved By Laing O’Rourke

Date: 15/06/2015 08:29:24

Silver Fox are happy to announce that they are now an approved supplier for Laing O’Rourke - a multinational construction company.

Silver Fox is a leading manufacturer of labelling solutions, supplying products to a variety of industries worldwide.

Laing O’Rourke is a privately owned, internationally focussed engineering enterprise with world-class capabilities spanning the entire client value chain. They operate an integrated business model comprising the full range of engineering, construction and asset management services delivering single-source solutions for some of the world's most prestigious public and private organisations.

Silver Fox have been working for many years to develop and independently test their labels, ensuring their suitability and resilience in a number of working conditions. Supplying labels to Laing O’Rourke will enable engineers to easily source our labels, and benefit from the wide range of time saving and durable labelling solutions that we offer. 

If you have any questions regarding this recent approval, or about any of our labelling solutions, please contact our sales team: +44 (0)1707 37 37 27. 

Silver Fox's Middle East Connection

Date: 02/06/2015 14:37:17

Leading UK Labelling Manufacturer, Silver Fox is pleased to announce the appointment of Al Nahiya Group as exclusive agents in the UAE.

Founded in 1981 Abu Dhabi, U.A.E., Al Nahiya Group offers extensive knowledge of the oil and gas sector. With a vision of being recognised as the best regional services provider by rendering excellent services to Clients, Candidates and Partners, Al Nahiya Group provide a comprehensive range of professional Manpower Supply, Training and Company Representation services to achieve complete client and partner satisfaction.

The in-depth understanding of the oil and gas sector, combined with the market leading solutions manufactured by Silver Fox, forms a perfect coupling for both companies.

Silver Fox offers the best, most time saving and durable solutions. Being the best is not good enough for Silver Fox, they have to have the best agent partner - Al Nahiya Group. The development team at Silver Fox are keen to learn from their new partners in Abu Dhabi on how they can further improve to add additional benefits to their engineering customer base.

Silver Fox are excited to be working with Al Nahiya Group. We hope their positioning and influence in Abu Dhabi will increase this region’s use of our labelling solutions. We are extremely proud of our labels durability and resilience in harsh environments. Our labels have been used in this part of the world for many years now, and we hope this new partnership will increase this use.” Commented Nick Michaelson, CEO of Silver Fox.

All Silver Fox products are manufactured from high quality materials to ensure maximum durability. To back this up Silver Fox have independently tested their labels, to meet tough, stringent standards in the most demanding of operating conditions. For example, their Fox-Flo® labels have been tested for 8000 hours accelerated UV.

Contact details:

Email :

Phone : (02) 6222 302

Fax : (02) 6222 304

Office – 8.00am to 5.00pm (Sunday to Thursday)



Silver Fox - Designer Labels

Date: 02/06/2015 09:05:28

The latest edition of the Rail Professional Magazine includes a 2 page editorial about Silver Fox’s designer labels.

The editorial discusses important aspects of labelling, which are often overlooked by busy engineers. To read the full editorial, turn to page 180/181 of the June 2015 Edition.

Silver Fox also have an advert running in the same magazine, turn to page 68 to see new products and services provided by us. 

Silver Fox Excelled at Recent Railtex Exhibition 2015

Date: 20/05/2015 10:14:27

Silver Fox were delighted to have exhibited at Railtex 2015, demonstrating their innovative products. The show was a great success for the UK based Labelling Solutions Company, and an ideal setting for the launch of several new products.

Visitors to the stand previewed the soon to be launched, NEW Labacus Innovator Labelling Software. The upgraded software has increased user functionality and enables customers to import images, bar codes and QR codes – as well as save jobs for later use – all for a start price from just £400. 

Also on display, on the Silver Fox stand, were NEW 10mm width Fox-Flo labels, and NEW PVC ‘Fox’ labels. A low cost tie-on cable label which runs through our Fox-in-a-Box thermal printer, along with the entire range of Silver Fox’s thermal labels.

Silver Fox also introduced a NEW size of Non-Shrink tubing, together with Fox-Flo Tie-on cable labels, Heat-Shrink tubing and other rail approved labelling solutions.

Railtex was a fantastic platform to meet both new and existing customers, and we were delighted with the amount of attention visitors showed for our products.

Nick Michaelson took to the stage at the Rail Engineers seminar theatre, discussing time saving solutions for the Rail Industry, and shining a light on why labelling solutions are not all the same.

He commented “We had an extremely successful exhibition. It was an extremely busy few days for us at the NEC. It was fantastic to show our solutions to both new and old faces, and impress with our multiple products, printers and testing results.”

We would like to thank everyone who visited us on our stand in Birmingham. If you have any questions, please contact our sales team, +44 (0) 1707 37 37 27.




Silver Fox article Featured in Projects OGP Magazine

Date: 19/05/2015 14:25:39

Silver Fox's article can be seen on page 29 in the Summer 2015 edition of the Projects OGP Magazine. 

The article discusses Silver Fox's labelling solutions - their ease of use, and how they can truly help turn your Time into Profit. 

Click on the image above to see the article, or click here to read more

Silver Fox WOWED at Railtex, and Featured in Railtex edition of the Rail Engineer Magazine

Date: 18/05/2015 10:56:33

The May Edition of Rail Engineer Magazine featured Silver Fox and our innovative products a number of times! Silver Fox proudly exhibited rail approved labelling solutions at the recent Railtex Exhibition.

In the magazine, see an overview of the successful talk Nick Michaelson presented at Railtex, discussing the differences between labels. an article showing some of our Industry Leading Labelling Solutions and an advert highlighting more rail approved products.

Turn to page 90, 126 and 129 to see Silver Fox’s contributions in this magazine.

Thanks to all those who visited us at Railtex, the show has proved successful for Silver Fox and we look forward to hearing from those who stopped at our stand.

If you have any further questions or queries, please contact us at or call +44 (0) 1707 37 37 27. 

See each Silver Fox Feature by clicking on the following links:

Page 90 - Nicks Talk Synopsis

Page 126 - Labelling Solutions

Page 129 - Silver Fox Advert

Introducing: NEW Fox® Tie-on Cable Labels

Date: 06/05/2015 15:13:28

Many of our customers have been asking us for a low cost tie-on cable label which runs through our Fox-in-a-Box thermal printer.

Some may have picked up from recent publications, that Silver Fox are happy to be introducing a low cost Tie-on Cable Labels.

The NEW Fox® Tie-on Cable Label is due to be released next week, alongside NEW Labacus Innovator Labelling Software – the week commencing 11th May – at Railtex, in Birmingham’s NEC Exhibition Centre.

Visit us at Stand B45 to see both the Fox Label and the New Labacus Innovator Software, along with other labelling solutions or contact us for more information, 01707 37 37 27 

Silver Fox® Increase Rail Industry Presence at Railtex 2015

Date: 27/04/2015 09:33:23

Silver Fox®, a leading UK manufacturer of labelling solutions, will be exhibiting their innovative marking systems for the rail industry at Railtex 2015, from the 12th - 14th May at NEC Birmingham.

On Stand B45, Silver Fox® will feature its labelling solutions, in particular Fox-Flo® Low Smoke Zero Halogen Tie-on Cable Labels, LegendLHZ2 Low-smoke Zero-halogen Heat shrink and LNST Non-shrink Tubing.

Visitors will also have the chance to test drive the NEW Labacus Innovator Labelling Software, appreciate the NEW 10mm width Fox-Flo labels and also new to the range is a very small non-shrink tubing specifically designed for bell wires.

Each of these products has been manufactured from the highest quality materials to ensure maximum durability. To back this up Silver Fox® have independently tested their labels, meeting tough, stringent standards despite the most demanding of operating conditions. All labels on show are printed using the Silver Fox® Fox-in-a-Box® Cable Labelling System.

Fox-Flo® Labels are Low Smoke, Zero Halogen (LS0H) and are intended for identification purposes both externally and internally. The Fox-Flo® labels, when printed using the Fox-in-a-Box® labelling system, have been approved for use by London Underground and Network Rail in the UK.

Silver Fox hope to have great success at this year’s exhibition. We have been supplying the power industry for over 30 years now, this knowledge and experience has enabled us to develop our solutions to suit them to user needs and we are incredibly proud of our independent testing results. We believe it raises the bar for all labelling standards.” Commented Nick Michaelson, CEO of Silver Fox. 

Fox-Flo® labels are available in four different colours and uniquely Silver Fox have tested all four colours according to BS 6853:1999 (Smoke Emission and Toxic Fumes) & BS EN ISO 4589-2:1999 (Oxygen Index) standards and to demonstrate their UV stability, they have been tested for 8000 hours Accelerated UV.

After the success in 2014 at Infrarail, Rail Live and Innotrans, Nick Michaelson, stated “Once again, this is a fantastic opportunity for Silver Fox® to exhibit at such a leading rail event and highlight our latest product advancements.”




Nick Michaelson Discussing Middle East Electricity

Date: 20/04/2015 09:07:33

Attendance at this years Middle East Electricity Exhibition has proved extremely successful for Silver Fox

During the show, CEO Nick Michaelson was interviewed about the need for labelling in the Electrical Industry.

Watch Nick’s interview here, to see him discussing Silver Fox’s involvement at the exhibition and the time saving labelling solutions that Silver Fox offer. 

Wrap Around Labels Get Colourful

Date: 13/04/2015 10:12:46

Silver Fox have worked alongside engineers and clients for over 30 years, constantly creating and developing new ways to label cables whist ensuring time saving solutions and keeping customers happy.

As a part of this constant development, Silver Fox would like to draw your attention to a widely overlooked tool – COLOUR!

Recently, we have had countless people asking us if we supply multi coloured wrap around labels. Using Silver Fox’s solution, all you need is a plain white label, Labacus Innovator® software and any ordinary office laser printer.

Labacus Innovator Software is the key, you can opt to change both the background and the font colour – allowing you to make your idents truly unique.

See this example below: (click to enlarge image)

For more information, please call our sales team: +44 (0) 1707 37 37 27, or email them at:

Delight During Data Centre World 2015

Date: 30/03/2015 10:56:50

Silver Fox were proud to once again exhibit their industry leading, UK Brand, UK Made labelling solutions at Data Centre World in London’s ExCel Exhibition Centre on the 11th and 12th of March.

Having been involved with the Data & Telecoms industry for over 30 years, Silver Fox have developed time and cost effective solutions to suit your labelling requirements.

At the Exhibition, they were able to exhibit Laser solutions including: Legend™ Tie-on Laser Labels, Prolab® Wrap-Around Labels, and Prolab® Optical Fibre Flag Labels - all of which are printed using any ordinary laser printer.

Also demonstrated were Thermal Labels including Fox-Flo® Labels and both Heat Shrink and Non-Shrink Tubing - highlighting the entire Thermal range of Silver Fox Labels are printed using Same Software, Same Printer, Same Ribbon.

“We like attending this exhibition. It was an extremely busy few days for us at the ExCel Centre. It was fantastic to show our products to both new and old faces, and impress with our multiple products, printers and testing results.” Commented Nick Michaelson, CEO of Silver Fox.

As part of their on-going programme, Silver Fox ensure the longevity of their products by independently testing all labels. To their delight, all Silver Fox labels have performed extremely well in all testing conditions.



Fibre Optic PF/3225L Flag Labels are back!

Date: 26/03/2015 09:04:34

Optical Fibres are tricky to mark. To make the job easier, Silver Fox are happy to be re-introducing a range of Optical Fibre Flag Labels, PF/3225L. These flag labels are designed simply as a rectangle, which you fold around an optical fibre (see image). They are durable, easy to apply, and equipped with a strong adhesion. Supplied on A4 sheets, these labels can be printed in a flash, and using Silver Fox’s Labacus Innovator software, choose to print on one or both sides of the flag.

Silver Fox are continually working to ensure customer satisfaction. This label range will provide yet another option for users, so they can find the most suitable product for their needs. The label has undergone extensive independent product testing, and has always proved a popular option.

If you are having any trouble in finding / choosing a label please contact our sales team on +44 (0) 1707 373727. 

Find more information about this product by clicking here

Congratulations to all our Digital Camera winners!!

Date: 24/03/2015 13:37:10

We would like to thank everyone who took part in our digital camera competitions at our recent exhibitions at Middle East Electricity, Dubai from the 2nd – 4th of March and Data Centre World, London from the 11th – 12th of March. The competition was extremely popular with lots of hopeful entrants, unfortunately, there could only be one winner per day.

We would like to take the time to congratulate our winners! 

Well done to our Middle East Electricity winners: Tamara from Dorman Smith

Rui from Labelec EDP in Portugal

Andy Booth from Ellis Patents Ltd

And our Data Centre World Winners: Paul Williams from J-Tek Networks

And finally, Louise Holvey from NG Bailey

We hope you all get great use from your prizes!

Both Middle East Electricity and Data Centre World were hugely successful shows for Silver Fox. We were able to successfully showcase a range of labelling solutions, with extremely positive feedback from visitors. Once again, thanks to all those to took part in our digital camera competitions, and Congratulations to the 5 winners.

If you didn’t get a chance to see us at the shows, please contact our sales team with any questions and queries on +44 (0) 1707 37 37 27. 

Silver Fox Still Smiling After Middle East Electricity Exhibition in Dubai

Date: 23/03/2015 13:54:52

This year Silver Fox were proud to be exhibiting their UK Brand, UK Made labelling range on the BEAMA British pavilion with the best of British manufacturing. Middle East Electricity was a busy and rewarding show – a perfect setting for the company to showcase industry leading labelling solutions.

Silver Fox were delighted to see a great interest in their products. Prominent labels included Fox-Flo® UV Stable, LSZH Tie-on cable labels, Legend™ Laser printable Tie-on cable labels, Legend™ Non-shrink and Heatshrink tubing for wire marking.

Driving all thermal solutions is the Fox-in-a-Box printer. Silver Fox are extremely proud to offer print methods using the same software, same printer and same ribbon – which not many companies can do, and enhances customer satisfaction. 

“It was fantastic being at the Middle East Electricity exhibition this year. It was the first time we had taken our own stand at this show, and it was a remarkable success. The interest and feedback from visitors and fellow exhibitors was extremely positive, we couldn’t have asked for a better exhibition.” Commented Nick Michaelson, CEO of Silver Fox.

Silver Fox have been supplying the Power Industry for over 30 years. With this knowledge and experience, it has enabled the company to develop solutions which suit user needs. Time saving is very important which lead to the TIP Time into Profit mark. Quality and Durability is always critical.

Silver Fox have been investing in extreme independent testing of all its label solutions. Tests include High/Low temperature, Salt Mist Spray, H2S, Humidity, and for our Fox-Flo tie-on cable labels 8000 hours accelerated UV ageing.




Pacy Printing by Silver Fox

Date: 16/03/2015 15:34:18

Silver Fox included in Electrical Contracting News Magazine.

Find this article in the March Edition of ECN Magazine, on page 55

Data Centre World 2015 starts tomorrow!!

Date: 10/03/2015 09:32:30

Data Centre World is an exhibition that Silver Fox have attended numerous times in the past, and we are happy to be exhibiting once again at this year’s show. The event is taking place at the London ExCel Exhibition Centre on the 11th and 12th of March 2015. 

If you are attending the event, please come by and see us at stand F95.

On the exhibition stand, Silver Fox will be exhibiting a range of labelling solutions, including Prolab® Wrap Around Cable LabelsLegend™ Tie-on Laser Labels,Legend™ Non-Shrink Tubing and Legend™ Heatshrink tubing. Alongside these labels, we will also be showcasing our Fox-In-A-Box thermal printer and Labacus Innovator® software. Silver Fox labelling solutions have been independently tested to ensure quality, and are guaranteed to help turn your time into profit.

We look forward to seeing you at the event, if you have any queries, please do not hesitate to contact us at

Silver Fox are ready for the Middle East Electricity Exhibition!

Date: 27/02/2015 14:16:10

At the exhibition, Silver Fox will be showcasing a number of its products, including Fox-Flo® UV Stable, Low Smoke, Zero Halogen Tie-on Cable LabelsLegend™ Heatshrink Tubing and Legend™ Non-Shrink Tubing, along with other label types.

If you're attending the exhibition, we'd love to see you there, on stand 2F21. We are exhibiting our UK Brand UK Made labelling solutions in the UK Pavilion - below is a map to find us easily. There is still time to register for this event!

Silver Fox are also offering you the chance to WIN a Digital Camera. Come to our stand - 2F21 - for more information and how to enter. 

We look forward to seeing you at the exhibition, if you have any questions please contact our sales team at:

Silver Fox offer Digital Camera as prize at Middle East Electricity

Date: 26/02/2015 09:21:50

Silver Fox are pleased to be exhibiting their labelling solutions at Middle East Electricity on the 2nd – 4th March 2015. If you’re attending the show it would be great to see you at our stand – 2F21.

Additionally, we are offering you the chance to WIN a Digital Camera. Simply put your business card into our prize bowl, and at 4.00pm every day we will pick one card out to be our winner.

Come by at any point throughout the exhibition at Stand 2F21, to talk to the Silver Fox team about our industry leading labelling solutions – including Fox-Flo® UV stable, LSZH tie-on cable labels, Legend™ Heat Shrink and Non-Shrink Tubing, along with the Fox-in-a-Box thermal printer. 

We hope to see you there!!

Outstanding Optical Fibre Flag Labels at Data Centre World 2015

Date: 25/02/2015 09:13:07

Having trouble labelling optical fibres? Silver Fox, a UK based labelling manufacturer, has developed a range of labels to overcome this challenge. 

Prolab® Optical Fibre Flag labels have been perfectly designed for quick and easy application. These labels are ideal for use in the Data and Telecoms Industry. Silver Fox are delighted to be exhibiting these labels at Data Centre World 2015, on stand F95, along with other labelling solutions.  

Optical Fibre Flag Labels are a durable solution with strong adhesive that enables the labels to be applied with good alignment, quickly and easily. These labels are not only a reliable solution but also convenient to apply onto the Optical Fibre. They are supplied as pre-cut A4 sheets that can be loaded into any standard office laser printer. 

Use with Silver Fox's Labacus Innovator® Software which is loaded with pre-prepared templates for all labelling solutions, to get a faultless print alignment. The special shape allows for perfect alignment of the label every time. This labelling method is proving highly attractive within the data and telecoms industry.  

"Our Optical Fibre Flag Labels are special. We have spent a lot of time developing and improving the design to suit our customers. We are extremely happy with the feedback from this product - people have been impressed by how much time they can save by using our solutions." Commented Nick Michaelson, CEO of Silver Fox.


Silver Fox independently test all labelling solutions, to see how they last in 'real world' environments. To date, Optical Fibre Flag Labels have been tested against High and Low Temperatures, Moisture Resistance, H2S Sour Gas and Salt Mist Spray Exposure and 1000 hours accelerated UV. In all tests the label performed outstandingly, showing off the quality of material, and - unless otherwise stated - Silver Fox always test the printed label.



1 Week to go

Date: 24/02/2015 10:24:55

It is now less than 1 week until Silver Fox will be exhibiting their Labelling Solutions at Middle East Electricity in Dubai! 

If your attending the exhibition, call by stand 2F21 to see how our products can help turn your time into profit! 

New Self-Adhesive P/TAG Labels to be introduced by Silver Fox

Date: 17/02/2015 11:48:03

Industry leading labelling solutions manufacturer Silver Fox are introducing a new extensive range of Prolab® P/TAG Self-adhesive labels. Available in 6 new colours, Clear, Yellow, Red, Green, Blue, Purple as well as the original White*. In addition to 18 stock sizes, customers can order specific size labels to meet unique requirements.

Not only can Silver Fox offer more colours, but they can supply minimum orders to meet the customers individual requests. Stock items can be delivered within 24 hours and up to 4 days for special orders.

P/TAG labels are suitable for use across all industries, in particular Data and Telecoms, Power, Energy and Oil & Gas. 

To print P/TAG labels using the Labacus Innovator® software and pre-loaded templates, simply type in or copy and paste your information from any Windows application, and print using an ordinary laser printer. The labels are pre-cut for rapid removal.

P/TAG labels can be used in a variety of applications. We have expanded this range to meet the high demands of our customers. We offer 6 standard colours, and more on request.” Commented Nick Michaelson, CEO of Silver Fox.

Quality and Durability is paramount and to this end Silver Fox has  invested in the extreme independent testing of all its label solutions. Tests include High/Low temperature, Salt Mist Spray, H2S, Moisture Resistance, and 3000 hours accelerated UV ageing.

 *All colours are to the TIA/EIA-606-A standard.

P/TAG Labels and all Silver Fox UK BRAND UK MADE products available from: or contact or call +44 (0) 1707 373727



Silver Fox’s Solar Solutions

Date: 10/02/2015 11:51:20

Silver Fox are a leading manufacturer of labelling solutions based in the UK. Supplying to industries including; Energy; Power: Oil and Gas; and Data & Telecoms.

Silver Fox are on Stand 2F21 at Middle East Electricity, in Dubai UAE, from the 2nd—4th March 2015. Co-located at this exhibition is ‘Solar Middle East’. This provides the ideal opportunity to demonstrate solutions to a highly targeted audience. Alongside P-Tag and Fox-Flo UV Stable, LSZH Tie on cable labels, Silver Fox will be exhibiting Solar PV Warning Labels. Designed for use on Solar PV system installations, these warning labels have been produced to comply with DTI guidelines.

Silver Fox supports low energy usage and protecting the environment and has installed solar panels on the roof of their UK head office. It is a common perception that the UK doesn’t receive a lot of sun. However, Silver Fox is benefitting from this investment despite this. Using one of the smallest commercial PV systems in the UK, generated 1000 KW (1 MW) of electricity in less than six months. The 4 kWp rooftop system comprises of just 16 Tenesol PV panels and is generating serious revenue while at the same time allowing a reduction in utility bills at an impressive rate.

"We have invested a lot of time into independently testing our labels. It fills me with great pleasure that there is an entire section of the Middle East Electricity exhibition devoted to solar energy. It is an ever expanding industry, and we believe our Solar PV Warning Labels are well suited. Identification is often overlooked, we are here to bring it back into the foreground in efforts to create safer environments, and save our clients and contractors both time and money." Commented Nick Michaelson, CEO of Silver Fox. 

All Silver Fox labels have been put through ‘real world’ independent tests, to ensure quality and durability of products. Silver Fox strive to turn your Time Into Profit, using high-grade and enduring material and inks, together with acrylic adhesive ensure good, long–lasting performance for both internal and external use.




Why Labels Matter - Silver Fox Company Casebook

Date: 09/02/2015 14:09:20

On February 7th, Nick Michaelson, CEO of Silver Fox, was interviewed for Share Radio by Linda Lewis, presenter of “Company Casebook”.

In the interview, Nick together with Silver Fox team, outlined how the company has grown into a leading UK manufacturer of durable labelling solutions for industries including oil/gas, rail, power, and data/telecoms. Much of their production is in fact exported into markets as far afield as North America, Australia, Middle East and even countries such as Kazakhstan!

Nick highlighted the importance of the independent testing performed on all label types. Operations Director Michelle Michaelson chats about Silver Fox’s attendance at forthcoming exhibitions where visitors will see demonstrations of our unique Labacus® labelling software.

You are most welcome to listen to Share Radio “Company Casebook”  – listen here – to see why labels matter, and what Silver Fox are doing to bring manufacturing back to the UK! 

25,000 Labels in 4 hours

Date: 06/02/2015 15:47:39

Silver Fox like to offer time saving solutions, and we are delighted draw to your attention our latest achievement.

Our Middle East Distributor, Arabian Falcon received a pre-print order for 25,000 Non-Shrink labels, but only had 4 hours to print and send the Tubing.


Using the Fox-in-a-Box printer, and Labacus Innovator® Software, which offers a fast print speed, they managed to complete the order and send it out on time! 

Take a look a the video for more details on this extraordinary job, and see how our labelling solutions can help turn your Time into Profit.