“We generated 50% more leads than in 2015 and the quality of those leads is higher,” stated Hills.
“There was a great deal of interest in magnetic assemblies, including one from a German company who had travelled to the UK specifically to find potential suppliers.”
“Many visitors were actually surprised that we manufacture and design magnets and magnetic assemblies in the UK. Sadly, over the past two decades, the number of companies in Europe with such magnet manufacturing and design expertise has fallen dramatically, with most supplies now coming from China. Being at the show gave us the opportunity to stand up and shout about our UK manufacturing prowess, which was fantastic!” explained Hills.
“What we find is different about the Southern Manufacturing and Electronics show is the diversity of the visitors and exhibitors. We have 3 distinct and very different product groups [Magnetic Separation & Metal Detection; Magnets & Magnetic Products; Magnet Production & Magnetic Assemblies) and this is the only show where we have interest right across our range. We had a number of leads from plastic injection moulding companies for Magnetic Separators and Metal Detectors to remove metal contamination.”
Hills is excited by the new opportunities. “We met many customers and companies with whom we are already in discussion with regards to specific projects. Since the show finished last week, our sales team has visited several companies who came to our stand. The potential is fantastic!”
Photographs from the exhibition can be seen on the Bunting Photo Gallery.
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