"Our attendance at the exhibition was a huge success"

glasstec 2012, the premier exhibition for the international glass industry in Dusseldorf, is now history.

It goes without saying that futronic was on board again to present itself to customers and business associates in the best possible light with several innovative products and features. After four days at the fair packed with exciting encounters and impressions, the futronic exhibition team returned home extremely pleased with the outcome.

Photo: Tired but satisfied after four days at the fair: futronic was represented in Dusseldorf by Michael Preuß, Marc Meersschaut, Alexander Körner, Stephan Pies and Wolfgang Lachmann (from left).

"The exhibition began for us at a moderate pace but things soon picked up noticeably", explained Michael Preuß, Managing Director. "We engaged in numerous intensive discussions that invariably got straight to the point." As always, he praised the quality of the contacts, the international flair and the visitor frequency at the futronic booth. Preuß: "That's why we come to glasstec."

Products to match demand

Many guests at the stand took advantage to discover more about futronic's product portfolio. The new electronic key system for our FMT24S machine control attracted particular attention. "There's obviously a great demand for chip based systems that are capable of managing the control software's various authorisation levels securely, reliably and intuitively", said Wolfgang Lachmann, Managing Director Development & Technology at futronic and responsible for product development.

The control systems for the rotary glassblowing machines manufactured by Forma Glass, a cooperation partner of futronic, met with similarly keen interest, as did the cold-end coating system which was on show as a fully functional trade fair model.

Several new projects launched

Several of the conversations that took place at the fair concerned concrete orders which have meanwhile been signed and sealed or projects that were launched in the exhibition's wake. "An event like glasstec is an important meeting place for the industry, where we have a chance to maintain and develop relationships or forge new contacts", sales engineer Marc Meersschaut continued.

"We travel back to Tettnang with a lot of ideas and to-dos", added his colleague Alexander Körner. "I'm confident that a few of these projects will materialise in the near future. His conclusion: "Our attendance at the exhibition was a huge success". futronic will definitely be returning when the exhibition centre's doors open again in 2014.

Final press release: Organiser looks back on a successful fair

glasstec 2012 sent out clear signals in an ambivalent economic climate. This was the general tone expressed by the large majority of the some 43,000 trade visitors and 1162 exhibitors in a survey by Messe Düsseldorf, the organiser of the glasstec exhibition. More than fifty percent of these specialists assessed the future economic situation in the sector as positive. They were additionally struck by a significantly higher willingness to invest amongst German management and entrepreneurs.

The exhibition underlined its reputation as an international forum with a constantly high number of visitors from abroad - accounting for well over half of the audience. Also continuing at the highest level was the proportion of visitors from mid-to-top management, who made up over two-thirds of all glasstec attendees.

600450 "Our attendance at the exhibition was a huge success" glassonweb.com
Date: 3 November 2012
Source: www.futronic.de

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