“The best show in years.” That was the verdict on FIT Show 2016 by Edgetech UK and visitors alike.
“It was the first time at an exhibition that Edgetech had products and services for all visitors, from IGU manufacturers, to fabricators and installers,” says Chris Alderson, Managing Director of Edgetech UK. “We had a lot of very good quality discussions about our core products. Driving many of the conversations was a desire to increase production numbers and Super Spacer® is the first choice.”
The leading voice for energy efficient glazing was well placed to meet the needs of customers looking to increase production output, quality and efficiency:
“Edgetech has always led the market for production efficiencies and automation alongside better energy efficient glazing. I spoke to several machinery manufacturers at the show and there’s a real appetite for growth,” Chris adds.
Edgetech’s stand saw a record number of people ask for information about the entire product range. As well as warm edge spacer technology, the expanding foam installation tape TruFit® was a big winner. The tongue-in-cheek silicone gun amnesty went down really well with installation companies visiting the show to swap old silicone guns for a reel of TruFit. Alistair Inglis from manufacturing partner Tremco Illbruck was on the Edgetech stand to offer expert advice on the quick, clean and easy fitting method. Changes to BS8213-4:2016 installation standards have come just in time as there’s a big movement of companies looking to switch to TruFit.
Experts for the award-winning Dealership Plus business support scheme were also in high demand on the stand. Again it was a good opportunity for the whole supply chain to access information about the comprehensive package which covers crucial services for businesses. Members have access to simplified WER creation, easier CE marking, a competent person scheme and insurance backed guarantees. It offers some big cost-savings for business, as well as lead generation and full marketing support packages.
Chris concludes: “Companies in the glazing industry created the biggest and best UK trade show for many years and for Edgetech, FIT Show outperformed our expectations.”