Over 350 different companies, and 480 visitors in total, took time to meet company staff and view the four machines being showcased on GF Machining Solutions’ stand in Hall 5 over the five days - with the new CUT E 600 wire EDM machine, which was making its UK debut at MACH, earning rave reviews and generating a significant number of leads and enquiries.
Comments Martin Spencer, Manager Director at GF Machining Solutions UK:
“MACH 2016 was a great show for us. Over 30% of the companies that visited us were ‘new’ (i.e. not existing customers), and we took five orders direct from the stand as well as sealing the deal on a further six machines.
“Particularly pleasing was visitor response to our latest wire EDM machine tool range…the ‘E-type’ series.
“We challenged visitors to visit the other EDM machine tool exhibitors at MACH, to find out whether from a price: performance perspective there was anything that could match our E-type technology.
“The fact that three companies came back to us and placed orders there and then for our new CUT E 600 machines demonstrates how impressed they were.”
The company's other machines tools being exhibited at MACH also pulled in the crowds.
Concludes Martin Spencer:
“Our Mikron MILL S 400U (high-speed 5-axis machine) and our AgieCharmilles’ CUT 200mS (wire EDM) and FORM 200 (die-sink) with integrated automation were all well received, and all generated a number of serious leads and enquiries which are being actively followed-up as we speak.
“This was our first MACH show since 2010, and our stand…its position and the mix of machines we showcased all contributed to making our return to MACH a triumphant one.”