Fastsigns is a leading and global sign, graphics and visual communication franchise that takes care of all of your business’ branding needs. Their services offered start as early as the business development stages where Fastsigns assist with surveying and installation, all the way up to the more focused branding solutions such as project management, content development and graphic design. Fastsigns asks all the right questions as they aim to develop your business ideas further in order to help your company strive for success.
With nearly 700 Fastsigns centres world-wide, the distinguished company has been ranked 1st in the Business Services/Signs category and 95th overall in Entrepreneur Magazine’s Franchise 500® where it was globally recognised for its financial strength and stability, growth rate and brand power over the years. Fastsigns has also been labelled a World Class Franchise by the Franchise Research Institute for 5 consecutive years, as well as ranking 1st in franchisee satisfaction by Franchise Business Review in 2016 and more recently, named in its innovative franchise brands list.
After the successful establishment of their U.K. franchise, Fastsigns confirmed that their services would shortly be available in Europe, entrusting this venture to Famalco Group in Malta. The Maltese group will oversee the opening of 16 Fastsigns shops throughout Malta, Italy and Greece, with the first one set to open in the first quarter of 2019.
Given the rich history that Fastsigns has in the advertising business, it comes to no surprise that Famalco Group and its entrepreneurial team paired up with this prestigious company. The local family business was founded back in 1994 and has since grown to manage 11 diverse businesses. For Famalco, the advertising industry was the next move when it came to their plans in business investment, as “here in Malta the marketing and communications industry is very fragmented – you don’t know who does what”, said Famalco Group’s Director and Co-Founder, Hermann Mallia. Furthermore, given the combined experience of the two companies, which adds up to over 50 years internationally and locally, one cannot help but get excited about what is in store for Malta’s marketing industry.
Mark Jameson, Executive Vice President of Franchise Support at Fastsigns, praised Famalco by saying, “the team at Famalco Group brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the table, and we’re confident they’ll be valuable partners in our European expansions efforts”. Fastsigns Malta will be overseen by Omar Gauci, who has been appointed as the representative for Fastsigns projects here in Malta. Mr Gauci, has been trained by Fastsigns in Texas where he introduced to CEO Catherine Monson and was given the ‘foundation classes’ in order for him to learn the brand operations first-hand.
Fastsigns Vice President of Franchise Support Jim Howe, has visited Malta in order to discuss with how Fastsigns Malta and Famalco Group will continue moving forward in 2019. Keep an eye out for the happenings in the advertising business that is primed to take Malta by storm as it is set to become “the one-stop-solution for all of Malta’s visual and communication needs”, says Mr Gauci. Get noticed with Fastsigns Malta, and let us take care of all your visual and branding needs, where our motto is: “More than fast. More than signs. More than happy to help”.