Export Success at FIP Solution Plastique Exhibition
Bunting Magnetics Support BMS France at Plastics Show
Dave Hills, Bunting Europe’s Head of Sales, was on the stand of local distributor, BMS France for the duration of the major annual international plastics exhibition, FIP Solution Plastique, held in Lyon, France between 13th and 16th June 2017.
Dave gave us this report:
“Last week [13th to 16th June] it was hot and humid in Lyon. And it was debatable whether the air conditioning in the exhibition centre was actually working. However, the turnout for the show was fantastic.
FIP Solution Plastique is the number 1 show for the plastics sector in France. There was a technically and globally diverse group of exhibitors present, all specialising in working in the plastics industry.
We were present to support our local distributor BMS France. Being on the stand gave me the opportunity to develop relationships with the BMS team, deliver some product training, and also learn about the plastics market in France. I also had the opportunity to meet the BMS Spain team, based in Barcelona.
It was also good to meet and talk with other equipment suppliers, many of who had equipment on display at the show. It was interesting to hear their feedback on present market conditions. We find exports visits such as this invaluable.
Along with our Metal Detectors and Magnetic Separators, BMS had a wide range of equipment on the stand. There were 3 operating Boy Injection Moulding Machines on one stand and a Woojin Injection Moulding Machine on a 2nd stand.
The extensive range of products and the interactive nature of the BMS France stand made it one of the busiest at the show.
It was interesting to think that all of the aforementioned equipment relies on the plastic pellets and raw materials being metal-free. And getting metal out of plastic is our speciality.
Being in France also gave me an opportunity to hear people’s thoughts about BREXIT. Unlike some other European countries that I have visited since the referendum, people in France have a very negative opinion about the UK leaving the EU. In fact, many people asked whether the decision could be overturned. This just highlights the importance of a negotiated exit that involves free trade.
However, the atmosphere at the exhibition was very positive. Indeed, BMS France sold 2 Injection Moulding Machines at the show, which was fantastic. And both will be protected by Bunting Metal Detectors and Magnetic Separators.
An excellent show and we will be back in 2018.”