Press Release for Advanced Machinery (Pty) Ltd
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Advanced Machinery made yet another successful stint at an exhibition this year – this time at the FESPA Africa 2016 Expo which was staged at the Gallagher Convention Centre. One of South Africa’s leading trade shows and the largest dedicated print and signage exhibition, the FESPA Africa is an ideal platform for budding entrepreneurs looking to score insights into the industry, network and view the newest equipment and technologies.
The big expo recorded massive numbers of visitors during the three day tenure. In fact, it’s been recorded as one of the biggest, record-breaking expo gatherings in South Africa so far. The organizers have counted more than 7,000 attendees who came to view more than 500 brands during the three exhibition days. The quality of visitors – trade visitors only – was very high according to statements from exhibitors and organizers
Advanced Machinery’s representatives spent the whole time demonstrating and educating the visitors on using the two sets of machines on display: the TruCUT CO2 Laser Engraving machine and the three series of vinyl cutters – those being the V-Series, the V-Smart and the V-Auto Wireless Vinyl Cutters. They also shared samples and their cult designs and giveaways with heaps of people who visited the company’s stand. Customers came all the way from as far as Zimbabwe, Zambia and the DRC.
Advanced Machinery, commonly known in the Southern African market as AM.CO.ZA, has spent the year 2016 on the road – literally gracing almost every signage, print or design expo with their products, from Cape Town to Limpopo.
At this FESPA expo, much the time engagement was with customers who were looking at starting their own establishments and savvy ones who are looking at growing their businesses. Tray Oliver, a notable signage enthusiast from Pretoria was one of those who spent some time at Advanced Machinery’s booth. His instincts were drawn by the TruCUT CO2 Laser machine, a line of business he indicated he’d be going into soon. This is after he recognised some gaps in the signage market.
Eric Yin, Managing Director at Advanced Machinery observed, ‘For us it was once again a delight to be able to meet so many signage business people. We also met a delegate from India who mentioned that they’ve been following our website. It’s not a really big thing, but it does not happen every day. It’s always important for us to be here, showcasing our new equipment.’
Close to 90% of the entrepreneurs who visited the company’s booth said they were actively planning to start their businesses in the coming six months and 74% said they were likely to go for business machine opportunity available at the expo.
Vinyl Cutters Dominate The Stage: Firstly, Advanced Machinery does not usually assemble all its vinyl cutters under one foreign roof. But this time something was different. In fact, all the difference was made by the huge outcry from customers way back during the build-up to the show. The three different series of vinyl cutters have always been crowd-pullers, and this time it wasn’t any different. Cutting at fast speeds, these products are able to achieve perfect vinyl cutting work at high accuracy movements. The V-Auto especially, which has been densely associated with the distinctive word ‘innovative’, is blended with an Automatic contouring ability, continued to intrigue signage enthusiasts with its 50-1200mm per second cutting/plotting Speed. Its ability to support Wi-Fi connection allows this model to connect several computers simultaneously.
When asked what lay ahead of the machinery curve at Advanced Machinery, Eric could only say that, ‘The future looks bright, and the most beautiful thing is that the South African market is ripe and open for any kind of innovation. We’re constantly innovating.’
For more info on the Advanced Machinery and the company’s machines, please visit http://am.co.za