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Jason Signmakers buys electronic sign maker AD Engineering 

Leading WA signage business Jason Signmakers continued its recent expansion strategy with the acquisition of Perth’s AD Engineering International to become “a complete solution of static and digital solutions.”


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    Jason Signmakers' 8,000 sqm facility in Welshpool, Perth WA 

"Jason Signmakers (“Jason Group”) this week announced the acquisition of A.D. Engineering International Pty Ltd (“ADEI”), with Jason Group (the parent entity) purchasing a 75% shareholding in the Gnangara based electronic equipment company,” said a company press release.

The acquisition is the latest growth move by Jason Group, which added Expo Signage and Digital and Bokay Signage in 2019 and earlier this year launched JV company Sista Girl Sign and Print.

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A.D. Engineering International in Gnangara, Perth

A.D. Engineering International is a leading manufacturer of high quality electronic equipment for the road traffic / ITS industry. Over the last 39 years it has specialised in the design, manufacture and supply of electronic signs, signals and displays to provide information, traffic control and road safety.

Its product range includes LED Signs, Solar Powered Transportable LED Displays – VMS Trailers, Electronic Variable Speed Limit Signs, School Zone Signs, Radar Speed Displays, Portable Traffic Signals, Lane Usage Signals, Ramp Control Signs, Arrow Boards, Car Parking Signs and Systems, Digital Clocks, and Scoreboards .

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John Mancini, MD Jason Group 


“The addition of ADEI is exciting for a number of reasons,” said John Mancini, Jason Group’s managing director. “First, it allows the Jason Group to truly become a complete solution of static and digital solutions. Secondly, with new engineering capability, it allows our group to bring innovative, focused thinking to our customers in roads, construction, and mining. And thirdly, it means our group of companies benefit from shared capability to deliver successful major projects nationally.

“In fact, with increased capabilities in large scale project management, ADEI are ideally placed to support upcoming projects recently announced by the Government - WA roads project boost of $868m.”

ADEI has experience in delivering highly technical electronic solutions to a national client base. This includes delivery of the largest full colour traffic VMS in Australia, installed at Melbourne’s Tullamarine airport.

“With the backing of the Jason Group, ADEI are back to business as usual, providing their high quality electric equipment to the roads, construction and mining industries,” said the statement from Jason Group.

ADEI director Peter Harris will continue in a leadership role, with a focus on reinvigorating the business.

“The synergies between Jason Group and ADEI are really exciting,” Harris said. “Jason Group are the leaders in the manufacture and supply of signage to the road, government, construction and mining sectors. Together, the group represent a complete solution of static and digital signage solutions. I have no doubt that the restructure of ADEI will create exciting, new opportunities for our team, and our clients.”

Jason Signs started as a Western Australian sheet metal work business in 1932 and has evolved into one of WA's leading signage companies. Its state-of-the-art facilities in Welshpool, an inner south-eastern suburb of Perth, covers 8000 sqm and includes on-site design and digital printing technology, sign and panel fabrication, as well as installation and maintenance facilities.

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   Jason Signmakers group shot (pre-Covid)