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Bromley, Kent, United Kingdom, 2011/01/14 - Vehicle graphics company, Creative FX nearly lost a high profile contract for California Governor and former Terminator actor, Arnold Schwarzenegger after a power cut in Bromley prevented them from producing a customised vehicle livery.
Local vehicle wrapping and signage company, Creative FX, nearly lost a high profile contract after a power cut in Bromley prevented them from producing a customised vehicle livery for California Governor and former Terminator actor, Arnold Schwarzenegger.
The power failure, caused by a damaged cable, affected the Mason’s Hill area of Bromley last month. It couldn’t have been worse timing for Creative FX, who had a tight deadline to meet that day.
Receiving the order on Friday morning, the company’s specially designed vinyl graphics were to be couriered to Leicestershire later the same day for application to a VW Golf, which was then flown to America for presentation to the California Governor. But the power failure, which began at 9am on Friday morning, meant the graphics couldn’t be printed until the small hours of Saturday morning.
An early start and some hard work saved the day; just. Creative FX MD, Sean Davis, drove the 300 mile round trip to Lutterworth, to deliver the designs himself, with a cheery ‘I’ll be back’, to his colleagues as he pulled away.
The Creative FX design is part of a marketing campaign by Volkswagen, to promote low fuel consumption vehicles to Californian drivers. “It would have been an absolute disaster if we’d missed the deadline,” says Davis. “It’s obviously a very glamorous job for our business; and I wouldn’t have fancied explaining to the Terminator, why we had failed to deliver.”
About Creative FX
Creative FX (fxuk.net) is a Bromley-based company specialising in vehicle livery and automotive services, as well as signage and display projects.
We specialise in the design, production and installation of vehicle wraps for both the commercial and retail sectors. Any design can be used from simple text and logo to a fully photographic vehicle wrap. We also provide stoneguard and window tinting services.
As well as wrapping individual vehicles, the Creative FX team has also carried out projects for major car manufacturers, and has completed numerous special commission for events and charities, such as: Arsenal FC (Teenage Cancer Trust); Audi (the featured sculpture at the 2009 Goodwood Festival of Speed); Nissan (163 Union Jack-wrapped Micras, for the Government vehicle scrappage scheme): and an Electric G-Wiz, sold by Gordon Ramsay at a charity auction for nearly £50,000.
Creative FX is an authorised supplier of vehicle badging for a number of leading car manufacturers including Audi, Toyota GB and Renault UK.