This week is as intense as the weeks before and during the IFFA was. However now it is all about following up leads, completing orders, sending quotes etc.
We had a nice visit on Tuesday from one of our South American distributors. Since they were in Europe anyway they took the time to visit us in Kågeröd. It became a very joyful visit, filled with laughter and noise. They happened to bring their 2-year-old son Dylan, which was very welcomed and inspiring.
Anders is this week chasing customers in the Gothenburg area with the order book. At the moment we believe that some of the most expanding food companies in the country is in this region.
At Friday we have the fortune of showing off one of our earlier installations in the Stockholm area. We have an ongoing project where we want to show a real success story regarding an automatic pallet exchanger in action. Hopefully this will lead to another successful installation.
IFFA 2013 closed its doors 9th may with outstanding results in terms of exhibitor and visitor numbers and exhibition space occupied. For six days, 960 companies from 47 countries presented their latest products to an audience of trade visitors. Particular mention must be made of the high level of internationality. With 60,266 trade visitors from 142 countries, IFFA grew by 2.5 percent. 61 percent of all visitors came from outside Germany. The proportion was similar on the exhibitor side: 57 percent of companies are based outside Germany. Additionally, the exhibition space occupied rose by six percent to 110,000 square meters.
Thanks to everyone for the enormous commitment and the outstanding IFFA – The Number 1 trade fair for the meat industry, which we all enjoyed! We are already looking forward to IFFA 2016 in Frankfurt.
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In the pictures you can see how it looked the day before the fair, the Swedish “Tipsrunda” with attached tiebreaker question, our chef preparing snacks, our stand and our neighbors stands and a lot of happy faces! Best regards from … Continue reading
It is just about time to pack up everything for our big showcase at the IFFA trade fair in Frankfurt and head south.
As reported earlier, IFFA is the biggest fair of the year for everyone in the process industry. And this year is no exception. The latest survey revealed that a total of 58.000 visitors show up to greet nearly 1.000 exhibitors – and, as usual, Nimo-KG is one of them. This will be the 12th time we attend IFFA, and we welcome you all to visit us there!
This year, we share a large exhibition area with three fellow Swedes: Protech, Munkfors and “Mora of Sweden”. And together we will offer a fair experience out of the ordinary. For example, don’t miss the chance to compete in our quiz – for a chance to win your very own iPad Mini. We have a total of six, which means one lucky winner each day…
But that’s far from all. Get ready for the best menu of the entire fair, a special give-away (that will fit nicely with your smartphone or tablet device) – and, of course, the very latest from our product developers.
So, a warm welcome to hall 8 and our joined stands: J44 and K43 & 48 & 49.
A while ago, we had an internal meeting discussing a problem one of our clients experienced with one of our machines. We believe that we design machines with high quality, that are safe to operate and easy to maintain and service. They are also, in our opinion, durable and normally work year in and year out. However, this particular hydraulic machine had a strange sound when tipping. We advised the customer to do an overall check and perhaps grease some of the joints if needed. The problem prevailed and got worse. Finally, the machine didn’t work at all.
Our service technician visited the customer to solve the problem. After making a thorough check of the main functions he came across the actual problem. He saw that the filter in the hydraulic system was all clogged up and filled with something that wasn’t supposed to be there. He could also see some residue in the hydraulic oil. When asking the customer what happened he got the answer that they had to fill up the tank with more oil. Subsequently, they had been using oil from an old container they had in their work shop.
This lesson taught them to only use clean, unused oil and to make sure that it is being used for the right purpose. It often costs time, money and energy to cut corners. Or as our service technician put it: our machines needs some love and consideration in order to do a great job.
We have come up with, and designed a giveaway for the IFFA-fair. It’s made of stainless steel and will most definitely provide good support for you and your company on a daily basis. To secure your copy, make sure you come visit us at the fair and we’ll take care of the rest!
As if that wasn’t a good enough reason to pay us a visit, we’ve also arranged a Swedish tipsrunda*. By participating, you’re in the chance of winning an iPad mini 16GB! We’re raffling off one a day. The competition is organized with three other companies: Protech, Munkfors, and Frost Mora. We’re all standing together at the fair and you’ll find us in hall 8, booths J44, J48, K43 and K49.
Along with the many preparations for the fair, we’re also in negotiations with a local, large food producing company. We’re hoping to contribute to a happening that will affect the local business in a good way. A meeting will be held this week, proceeding with the project.
* Tipsrunda = quiz tour. A predetermined route with a number of questions to answer along the way. Every question is worth 1 point and the person or team that gets the highest score wins the first prize, and so on.
At the end of this week we are also on a little service tour at the Jönköping region in Småland.
Have a great weekend everyone!
One of our success factors is that we can adapt our lifting and tipping machines to just about any type of containers, tipping into just about any hopper.
The other week we had a good example. The normal use of a single column lifter, the SKV 300 C3T, is to tip 200 or 300 liter standard trolleys.
In this case we were presented a dustbin like the domestic ones you can see at many homes. We received a sample, which makes it a lot simpler to design and verify the function.
The lifting frame was being adapted to hold the dustbin while it was being tipped. Also the lid had to be held in a simple way. On the illustrations you can see our solution. It will be supplied in a week.