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The South Is­land’s pre­mier en­gi­neer­ing and man­u­fac­tur­ing tech trade show has been rein­vig­o­rated for 2015. New own­ers XPO Ex­hi­bi­tions have been work­ing hard to en­sure that vis­i­tors and ex­hibitors get a great re­turn on their in­vest­ment. No stranger to trade ex­hi­bi­tions, XPO owns and or­gan­ises NZ’s largest port­fo­lio of na­tional trade ex­hi­bi­tions, in­clud­ing a se­lec­tion of events with a good in­dus­try syn­ergy with SouthMACH.

“XPO has been able to lever­age on an ex­cel­lent EMEX (held in Auck­land last year) which saw a 25 per­cent rise in trade vis­i­tor num­bers (au­dited by Au­dited Me­dia As­soc of Aus­trala­sia). Many new and old ex­hibitors to SouthMACH are trust­ing us as the show’s new own­ers to de­liver a rein­vig­o­rated event in Ad­ding­ton, Christchurch this year.”

“SouthMACH is now over 70 per­cent full and well ahead of sched­ule. There are a large num­ber of 3D print tech­nol­ogy com­pa­nies, spe­cial­ist weld­ing sup­pli­ers and we’ve al­ready con­firmed CNC ma­chin­ery ex­hibitors into the event”, says Aad van der Poel, SouthMACH’s show manager. “We’re com­mit­ted to a strong me­dia sched­ule to re-launch this event as the true heart­land of NZ Man­u­fac­tur­ing”.

David Green of Kemppi Australia says SouthMACH will be its first di­rect ev ent en­gage­ment within New Zealand for some time. “This ex­hi­bi­tion will in­crease our ex­po­sure to the weld­ing mar­ket in New Zealand in gen­eral, and to the weld­ing con­trac­tor com­mu­nity fo­cused upon the Christchurch rebuild in par­tic­u­lar.

“We’ll be show­ing how to achieve high­est qual­ity con­trol through a num­ber of weld­ing so­lu­tions we call TO­TAL WELD­ING X Man­age­ment (TWXM). In short we of­fer in­creased pro­duc­tiv­ity, re­duced op­er­at­ing cost, re­duced op­er­a­tional risk and com­pli­ance to weld­ing qual­ity man­age­ment stan­dards.

“Peo­ple who don’t visit SouthMACH and our stand will miss the op­por­tu­nity to add sig­nif­i­cant value to their op­er­a­tion, as well as our ded­i­cated in­dus­try sem­i­nar on ‘weld­ing qual­ity con­trol man­age­ment and doc­u­men­ta­tion man­age­ment sys­tems’.”

Lo­cal com­pa­nies as just as pos­i­tive about SouthMACH as the in­ter­na­tion­als. Brett Hawkes of Main­stream En­gi­neer­ing Ltd (MEL) says it’s a fan­tas­tic op­por­tu­nity to help launch the com­pany’s new Christchurch op­er­a­tion. “It’s tar­geted at im­prov­ing our ser­vice to Can­ter­bury (and the greater South Is­land) in­dus­try. Over a short two day pe­riod we will be able to reach a greater num­ber of peo­ple and busi­nesses in a di­rect one on one way, get­ting bet­ter un­der­stand­ing of their needs and how the skill and ex­pe­ri­ence of the MEL team can add value to their busi­ness.

“To add a bit of in­ter­est over and above the stan­dard in­for­ma­tion dis­play, we plan to pro­vide an in­ter­ac­tive demon­stra­tion of one of the ser­vices we of­fer, and there might be some­thing in it for the best per­former on the day! Watch this space…”

An­other com­pany with must-see tech­nol­ogy is Bask­iville. “Du­raGlide is a dry-film PFTE based lu­bri­cant de­vel­oped to im­prove hi-tech med­i­cal de­vices, but use­ful in any hi-tech prod­uct where stacked tol­er­ances ac­cu­mu­late to in­crease fric­tion and re­duce a prod­uct’s ef­fec­tive­ness due to man­u­fac­tur­ing tool wear and tear,” says Neil McArthur.

Ed Hig­gins of Kiwi com­pany Sulco says SouthMACH vis­i­tors can look for­ward to dis­plays and demon­stra­tions of a range of Knipex Ger­many pli­ers and cut­ters. “This will in­clude a num­ber of new and in­no­va­tive tools for many in­dus­try seg­ments: elec­tri­cal, plumb­ing, con­struc­tion, elec­tron­ics and more. We will have Daniel Hes­mer, the In­ter­na­tional Sales Manager Asia Pa­cific, from Knipex Ger­many also at­tend­ing this event, along with our NZ Busi­ness Devel­op­ment Manager Bruce Clarke.”

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