GF Laser recently exhibited at the Made in the Midlands Show and overall the sales & marketing team felt it was worthwhile attending. Attending any exhibition is always a risk for a company as so many factors such as timing, weather and stand position can affect success. In addition, success is quite hard to measure as sometimes companies enquire months or even years after attending the show.
The exhibition, which was held at the Ricoh Arena in Coventry, was set to attract around 2000 visitors all with an interest in manufacturing of some description. Although the show felt a little cramped there was a good flow of visitors with many of them willing to discuss the merits of laser cutting over other cutting methods.
GF Laser had commissioned Aberdeen Art to design a metal laser cut piece to demonstrate how they could laser cut, fold and engrave metal to a high standard. The piece generated a lot of interest with some customers even considering a piece for their reception.
GF Laser met with existing customers which gave them a chance to spend some time discussing current and upcoming projects. Especially pleasing was the amount of new potential customers that GF Laser talked to at the show.
Simon Tregillus, Managing Director, of GF Laser commented that “The show demonstrated the recent resurgence in manufacturing which has been evidenced in the growth of GF Laser and other manufacturing companies in the region over the past few years. As ever there will be many more challenges and opportunities for the industry over the coming years as negotiating Brexit with a hung parliament, at least in the short term, brings another unexpected dimension to the business environment.”