Schivo Group

Project overview

Schivo Group is an engineering sub contract manufacturing company with operations in Waterford Ireland, Leicestershire UK and Derry Northern Ireland. They specialise in precision machining, sheet metal fabrication and sub-contract assembly for a variety of industries, including aerospace, medical technologies, oil and gas.


They approached us in 2015 about a new website to showcase their 3D printing capabilities. The deadline was very tight as they wanted to launch it at the Paris Air Show. We like tight deadlines so we said yes. It is our experience that the longer a project, the less likely it is to succeed because the momentum gets lost. Projects work best in short sharp bursts!

We built two websites in quick succession – one for their new 3D printing capability and one for the company itself. In both cases, the objective was to serve as a calling card and confidence builder. It was envisaged that potential clients would turn to the websites after an initial encounter with a Schivo sales agent or business development person. This tends to be the case with a lot of B2B websites. They’re more marketing than sales oriented. People turn to them for validation and/or more information, as opposed to a first port of call.

A key aspect of the websites is their ‘responsiveness’ (the way they adapt to mobile devices). They also have a video of their facilities and a ‘request a quote’ feature which enables people to get upload files of their drawings, if they so wish. For branding and commercial reasons, we chose to build both websites along a similar vein. It was important to us that they shared the same brand characteristics and design structures.

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In the client's own words

I’ve had the pleasure of working with Passion for Creative on more than one website project and would do so again. I was very satisfied with their work and would recommend them as a one-stop creative partner and service. They are professional and responsive with a wide range of expertise, capabilities and experience.

Donal Buckley - Schivo Group