Contact Name: Ben Branford
Location: Adelaide and Brisbane, but servicing clients globally
Number of staff: 10
Tell us a little about Evright and the team?
Evright is a unique business, offering not only the off the shelf items through a retail sense but also a wide range of solutions for a large number of engraving queries. Ranging from laser engraving and paint filling gloss guitars to metal marking 1,000s of chrome bottle caps for wine bottles. The jobs are always very different and some challenging! The team here have a wealth of knowledge across many different backgrounds ranging from high performance customer service roles through to previous engraving roles, all contributing to help successfully grow and expand our reach across different market places.
What do you do in your down time away from the business?
Lately it has been 100% spent with my 2 month old son Jack and wife Amie, and the occasional game of golf.
How did you get into the engraving (or laser engraving) business and what do you enjoy most about it?
I actually applied for a production based role at Evright 10 years ago when the owner Simon whisked me through the team introductions and had me start the next day. From there I have been learning, testing and applying ideas and concepts as they come through the door. For the most part I enjoy the challenge – the strange and difficult jobs, it’s always good to keep your mind ticking!
What type of machines do you have?
Trotec Galvo Speedmarker
Trotec Speedy 400
2x Trotec Speedy 300s
Newing Hall Flatbed Engraver
Newing Hall Rotary Engraver
What type of jobs / work do you do?
We have a large amount of different work that comes through the doors; Asset Tags, Stainless Steel Marking, Name Badges, Custom Stamped Medals and Pins, Sandblasting of Hand-blown Glass from local artists, Printed Lanyards, Custom Acrylic Awards, Custom Framing, Locker slides and the list goes on!
The majority of our work is award based. We create the Adelaide Cup, the Clipsal 500 Adelaide Cups since their inception over 20 years ago as well as the SANFL’s most prized possession the Magarey Medal and over 1,000,000 Premiers Reading Challenge Medallions. This being said we also have many enquiries and jobs that are solely laser cutting or engraving. There has been a huge range of items that have been through the lasers here, including full shower screens or student architecture work to 10,000’s of medallions and even a ceremonial shovel created from the same material as the propellers from the RAAF AP-3C Orion valued at over $250,000!
What has been your favourite job and why?
One of my favourite jobs was an urgent requirement to fulfil “anything we wanted” for The Department for Planning and Infrastructure. In walked our client with 10 pickets from the Adelaide Oval fence prior to its stunning redevelopment. With no idea what would be the outcome our client trusted us to deliver these 10 custom made plaques with mounted pickets in less than 5 hours for a presentation that night. Absolutely no hesitation by the team here to take this job on and she was very pleased with the outcome. These pickets were given to those who were involved in the redevelopment including ex AFL CEO Andrew Demetriou. We are lucky to have Adelaide Oval in our backyard, I will jump at any opportunity to do any Adelaide Oval related work!
What would be your ultimate job and client to work with and why?
Would love to get on board with the 100th Emirates Australian Open in Sydney this year!
BELOW IS A SAMPLE OF EVRIGHT.COM’s PROJECTS