Engineering giant SMEC unveils rebrand via I.M.A and inhouse team

By AdNews | 10 July 2024

Engineering consultancy SMEC has unveiled its new global brand strategy and brand identity via a collaboration between SMEC’s inhouse art and design team and B2B marketing consultancy I.M.A.

I.M.A.’s remit covered strategy, research and insights, positioning, key messaging as well as the brand launch materials including brand guidelines and launch video.

The strategy and insights were then utilised to create the new visual identity including logo, colour palate, and associated collateral and tools developed by SMEC’s in-house team.

Jake Cush, partner at I.M.A, said the challenge was to create a strategy from which an all-encompassing brand promise could be created matching SMEC’s strategic direction to simplify the complexity traditionally associated with the engineering category. 

“The rebrand needed multiple dimensions but a single DNA. Our insights showed SMEC needed a brand positioning that strongly reflected how SMEC people and customers feel and see the brand and would cut through in a category that generally looks and sounds very generic," he said.

"SMEC’s new brand strategy, look and feel reinforces its new brand promise - ‘Engineering Positive Change’ – which clearly differentiates SMEC from its competitors, and hones in on the promise to provide practical client solutions that utilise technology to reduce cost; increase reliability, and most importantly reduce environmental impact." 

SMEC’s new brand strategy and new visual identity will be rolled-out globally from mid-July. 

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