Surface World show success for Turbex 2013
John Huntingdon, managing director of Turbex, said that enquiries were up 30 per cent at the Surface World Show 2013 (NEC, Birmingham, 24 - 26 September), compared with two years ago. There was a positive feeling amongst exhibitors and visitors alike that talk of a renaissance in British manufacturing is turning into action – and investment in new plant.
He said, 'It was particularly pleasing that people from a wide variety of industries were interested in our range of aqueous cleaning and phosphating machines. Most were serious enquiries.
'They ranged from defence through building and furniture production to agriculture, and applications spanned welding, plating and laser cutting in addition to traditional machining.
'Three enquiries involved replacement of solvent-based systems, an area that continues to drive new aqueous cleaning machine installations.
'I know that our type of equipment can potentially be sold into practically any industry for manufacturing and maintenance, but we have not seen interest from such a wide industrial base at previous shows.'
When interviewed the week after the show, Mr Huntingdon indicated that there was a strong upturn in business during the third quarter of 2013 and he is hopeful that the enquiries from the Surface World Show will keep the momentum going.