HIE Signs

About HIE Signs Hunter Valley

HIE Signs commenced operations as Hunter Industrial Engravers in Cessnock in 1989. We started from humble beginnings in a small backyard shed where it produced engraved labels. 

In 1993, the name of the business changed to better suit our core business…sign design and  manufacturing! 

In 2007, HIE Signs moved into a newly constructed factory at 33 Bradmill Avenue, Rutherford. Centrally located in the Hunter Valley, HIE is located 40 minutes from Newcastle, 20 minutes from the vineyards (Pokolbin) and 1 hour from the mines at Muswellbrook. 

HIE Signs is a locally operated family business owned by the Nelson family, employing locally qualified staff with extensive product knowledge. The combined expertise of our staff exceeds 150 years. We are a competent team who completes your signage job ‘on time, everytime’

HIE Signs is fully equipped with the latest in digital printing and CNC routing technology, and is able to meet your needs on time and within budget.


  • On time, everytime
  • Best workmanship guaranteed
  • Short turn around time
  • Honesty and transparency


At HIE, we truly care about the community we live in. That’s why we are proud to be sponsors of the Westpac Rescue Helicopter Service, and the NSW Rural Fire Service, with some of our employees being volunteer fire fighters, for the service. 


We use the latest equipment in sign writing to ensure we are not wasting energy. We also recycle all of our off cuts. 


HIE are committed to providing the safest workplace practices and environments for our employees and everyone we do business with. This is why we have commissioned the services of an Occupational Health and Safety Consultant, who is continually keeping our business up to date with the latest regulations and requirements. At HIE, safety and customer satisfaction are our number one priorities!

HP Scitex FB550 UV printer

One-off printing and print-on-demand has become a regular request from our customers. Our HP Scitex FB550 UV printer, is the latest in printing technologies, allowing us to print on a multitude of surface types and offering the highest levels in print quality, teamed with the latest in UV technologies. It produces striking indoor applications—including advertising banners and promotional displays—that can influence shoppers’ decisions, along with eye-catching outdoor signage and billboards to grab attention from afar.

Compliant staff

At HIE, No job is too big or too small… and our excellent reputation has been built on maintaining high standards in service, workmanship, safety and respect for our clients. All our installation Staff are fully trained and OH&S compliant. We complete full risk assessments prior to the commencement of any work, so you’re in safe hands at HIE.

Installation Truck

To better service our customers, HIE’s – ALL Weather 4x wheel drive – 6 tonne installation truck, allows us to install our signs in difficult places, punching holes into the ground, with minimum impact to the surrounding environment. So weather is no longer an issue, with the truck being fitted out with all the latest in OH & S requirements. At HIE we want to deliver your sign on time and safely!