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Best Ever Emex Delights Crowds

Best Ever Emex Delights Crowds

Both visitors and exhibitors at EMEX 2002 were elated with the event.

Sales manager Bob Deacon says that the efforts of exhibitors were a major reason EMEX was so successful.

“It looked great - the best ever. It was packed with huge amounts of product in electrical and electronic technology as well as machinery and other engineering, and many exhibitors put huge effort into ambitious stands that focussed on making visitors welcome as well as showcasing product.

“The mood was upbeat, with our economy driven by excellent primary product prices, and the results reflect this. There were many reports of major plant sales at the show with record leads to work on afterwards as well.

“It was very noticeable both by the equipment being demonstrated and the visitor buying statistics that New Zealand industry is increasingly turning to technology to stay competitive. The technology that was rolled out at EMEX 2002 was a big leap forward, even though it’s just two years since the last show. EMEX a very exciting show to organise because it really is at the forefront of electrical engineering.

“There were many visitors with interests in these fields, and the numbers were: CAD/CAM – 1569, CIM – 320, Computer Systems – 1019, and Software Systems – 1020.

Plant automation and monitoring results reflected the huge effort that the organisers and exhibitors put into delivering a very successful increase in attendance that led to even more sales and marketing opportunities, as well as updating those in the industry with the latest knowledge.

“The breakdown for visitors in other areas were impressive as well: Automation Equipment – 1450, Cables and Cable Protection – 469, Communication Equipment – 534, Control Devices – 1046, Electrical Equipment – 883, Labelling and Tracking Systems – 643, Motors and Motor Control – 999, Materials Handling – 1060 and Robotics – 763.

“Very strong interest in instrumentation, test and analysis, and TQM were highlights in the control and instrumentation area: Instrumentation – 1082, Measurement and Control – 1499, Test & Analysis – 856, Total Quality Management – 715, and Vibration, Calibration, and Alignment Technology – 677. These are extremely strong numbers in these specialist areas and exhibitors were delighted with the event, and visitors found a lot of value, many making very good contacts and networking with peers.”

The finals of the ‘Challenge Electrical Apprentice of the Year’ competition were also a key feature of the event, as well as a fabulous array of new technology, with all the various sectors of industry very well represented says Bob Deacon.

“What a line up of machine technology! A huge variety of mainly CNC Machinery including the biggest demonstration of machine centres ever at an EMEX, wire cut/spark erosion machines, engineering machinery and the latest in tooling from around the world. The world’s fastest machining centres, coolants, plastic injection moulding machines, profile cutters, and a huge line up of the latest fabrication machinery - in fact everything for the metal fabricator. The engineering and toolmaking industry should be proud of the wonderful demonstration of the latest technology from the suppliers. Well done guys!!

“If your thing was welding and cutting equipment then EMEX had an incredible line up with many machines hooked up and running. Every conceivable range was there with models to fit every budget. A comment from more than one visitor was that EMEX ‘is the place to check out just what is available out there, and all gathered together under one roof… its great’.

In the plant automation, monitoring, control and instrumentation fields there was a huge increase in the number of demonstrations

“This reflects this growing sector and the ever-closer links between engineering, electrical and electronic technologies. Everything from valves, pumps, motors and sensors have a smart communication, monitoring or control device that can be teamed together. Emex certainly showed a huge variety of this equipment and the Automation and Control Seminars helped add extra focus to the specialist pavilion.

“Software was prevalent too. Everything from business software of all descriptions through to industry specific software like Rapid Prototyping and new release CAD/CAM, design and product development software was live and being demonstrated. One visitor said: ‘This is terrific! New Zealand industry is well served by a huge choice of software and it’s all here at EMEX.’

“It appears that all of the 8000 visitors and 190 exhibiting companies enjoyed the EMEX experience. We’re as delighted and thrilled with the success as the visitors and exhibitors. But we’re now looking forward to EMEX 2004.”


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