About Us


John F. Marshall was established on the 6th of March 1990, as a steel product manufacturer. In July 1995 it changed ownership and management to that of today. In 1998 it registered the name Supa Signs and set up the digital printing facet of the business under this trading name. Through the years the company has grown and moved into new premises as of April 2010. The new premises were designed for the purpose of streamlining the effectiveness of the company and brought a new found efficiency to its operation.



To be market leaders throughout Botswana in all facets of business operations and procedures while maintaining quality, reliability and customer service of the highest standard.



We strive for excellence in order to identify every opportunity to satisfy customer needs and expectations by utilizing systems of quality control that meets the standards of the ISO 9001:2008 revision. With an ever diversifying product range and excellent employee commitment, the company deals with the threats of an ever increasing competitor base and turbulent economic conditions. The main values of intergrity through reliability, honesty and conscientiousness are instilled throughout the organisation. The management has taken the view that it is a top-down approach that best implements the values and thus makes a concerted daily effort to “walk the talk” and act the way they expect all surbodinates to act. Finally their view that employee congruence is of utmost importance in the goal setting process and consequent goal achievment activities and aims this company towards it desired vision.

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Know Our Story


John F. Marshall originally started up trading at the Johannesburg Market in 1895 selling poultry feed, farming equipment and chickens.


The company changed hands in 1922 when the Cowan Brothers bought out the shares of John F Marshall.


The company was purchased by Colin & Eric David in 1988 and started a branch of in Gaborone on 6th March 1990. Originally manufucturing chicken cages and school furniture.


Eric & Iris David became the owners of John F Marshall Botswana when Iris bought Colin out in July 1995


In 1999 we registered the trading name of Supa Signs under which we traded for our signage division and bought Botswana's first eco solvent digital printer, first dye sublimation printer and heat press.


In 2007 we bought Botswana's first CNC Pressbreak.


In 2010 Eric & Iris David bought the building in which John F Marshall is currently situated.


In 2012 we purchased Botswana's first ever Industrial CNC Lasercutter.


In 2019 their son, Gareth David purchased the company completely and it is still run by him today. Puchased Botswana's first ever Fiber Optic CNC Lasercutter.

Word From Our Managing Director

We value quality innovation above all, we are here to show that anything is possible in Botswana.We have and operate the same skills and technology used throughout the world, however making it Africa-centric is our goal.