We arrived this morning and assembled the remainder of the booth. See the pictures below:
This has been a good show so far … We’ve had a lot if good contacts … I am pleased with the first day.
Got in Early This Morning to Finish up
(have a few things to pick up at Home Depot, and we’ll finish up tomorrow morning)
At this year’s show, we are displaying our V Bar (4 runs) with four of our Dual Arm Collectors. We are also displaying a large Transductor with an LM Standard Collector and an HJ Bar with a Gravity Shoe Collector. Also on this display unit we have a short run of the AKAPP Multiconductor (with trolley) and a short run of RediBAR (with collector).
On the back panels we have a Parallel Arm Collector (not up yet), several of our other conductor bars (H Bar, HV Bar, HC Bar, C Bar, V Bar), and a few of our Collector Shoes.
Hello Again from the Beautiful Frozen Urban Jungle of Chicago!
I didn’t post yesterday because I was fighting with a video file that I wanted to upload and just couldn’t get to work. I finally gave up, and decided to do a quick recap of the last two days.
The big news was that Ian got interviewed on Tuesday (I have footage of the interview that Wayne shot, but I couldn’t get the video file to work). I took a picture of it below:
One thing I learned is that when there is a large, professional-looking camera filming someone or something, people naturally stop to see what is going on. I am thinking of integrating this into our show strategy. Get a nice camera, and, when there aren’t very many people coming by, bring someone out and interview them. It attracts people and draws them in (and they hear about your product)!
There have been quite a few folks that have come by the booth and quite a number of good leads. It has also been good to connect with the reps agains.
Also, as a side note, Steve Forbes stopped by the show, so that was kind of cool:
I was not at the booth a whole lot today, because I went to visit a customer while Wayne was holding down the fort. Apparently today was the day of the competitors … Two of out competitors came by the booth. I think I will go visit them tomorrow. It has been really good to get to know Wayne this week. Hopefully we’ll get the crate back quickly tomorrow and we can get it packed up before they close down at eight.
Multiple people have asked how the show is going, and my response has been that I feel like we are getting more and better leads than at our previous trade show. So far most of the folks who have come by have shown some serious interest and seem to be decision-makers.
Now it’s time for bed. I have another customer visit to make tomorrow. I’ll leave you with this Chicago picture:
Good Day from the Cold City of Chicago,
Today was the first day of the ProMat Show, and I thought it went very well. Everything looked really good! Here is a video from before the show really got started (this video didn’t really get to compress, so it might take a minute to upload):
Next I have included some photos of our booth, and what we like to refer to as Engineering on a Stick!
We had a number of potential customers come by and ask about the AKAPP Multiconductor, the AKAPP Productor, and the RediBAR. We also had a few folks talk to us about Delta Star, and, believe it or not, one person even asked about our third rail!
We did a lot of explaining in regards to Aeromotive to Woodhead, to MOLEX, to us; so, overall it seemed like a successful day. Thanks again to everyone who had a hand in making it happen!
Good Cold Windy Day from the Cold Windy City!
We made it up here yesterday and began setting up for the ProMat 2013 show in Chicago. We got quite a bit done, and returned today to finish up. We are really trying to display the AKAPP Multiconductor, the AKAPP Productor, and the RediBAR products at this show. We are also displaying many of the Delta Star products. There is so much I could say, but I am very tired (setting up for a day-and-a-half will do that to you). So I’ll leave you with this:
Lastly, I said it in the video, but I’ll say it again. There were a lot of people who helped make this possible. We have a great team at TransTech, and I want to take a minute to thank the team for all their hard work. It looks great!
Today is the final day of InnoTrans 2012, and I finally have the opportunity to connect my phone to wi-fi so I can post a few of the videos I took. These are from the outside train exhibit. Tomorrow the tear down process will begin, and I can’t imagine having to coordinate tearing down some of these booths and displays.
Also, I saw a model of the M8 Car at the Kawasaki booth. The M8 Car is equipped with TransTech pantographs! Very Cool!
All in all, InnoTrans was pretty amazing. Our sister companies, Stemmann Technik and Brecknell Willis, created a very cohesive and unified booth and were able to display our pantographs, third rail, shoe gear, Frost® grounding brushes, and carbon collectors for pantograph head assemblies. Furthermore, both Stemmann and Bombardier were displaying the Variopanto which they worked on together. And, as I walked around, I saw a few other joint ventures which Stemmann has their hand in. It was good to see Stemmann having such a wide ranging influence on the transit market, and I think everyone was pleased with the outcome of this year’s InnoTrans.
So we made it to InnoTrans 2012! Our sister companies in the Fandstan Electric Group – Stemmann-Technik and Brecknell Willis – coordinated the booth this year, and it looks great! Many of the displays were fully functional! Below is a short pictorial tour: