ERTEC AS i Tvedestrand deltok i forrige uke på utstillingen METS i Amsterdam. Dette er en stor utstilling med over 1500 utstillere.

ERTEC har deltatt på METS i mer enn 20 år og fikk i år stor respons både fra eksisterende kunder, men også nye båtbyggere og designere.

– Allerede få dager etter utstilling, er arbeidet med design og 3D-modellering av produkter til nye kunder godt i gang, forteller daglig leder Geir Horst Søraker.

Geir Horst Søraker gjør de siste forberedelsene før messeåpning.

ERTEC opplever økende interesse for produktene sine og har fin økning i salget til eksisterende kunder.

– De fleste kundene innen fritidsbåt ligger utenlands, men også til yrkesbåt-sektoren, som hovedsakelig er innenlands, er det økende omsetning, sier Horst Søraker.

Målet de neste månedene er å oppnå ny tilvekst gjennom ordre til nyopprettede forbindelser fra METS.

ERTEC AS

ERTEC AS er den ledende leverandøren i Skandinavia av produkter i aluminium, glass og syrefast stål til båter. ERTEC AS ble etablert høsten 1984 og har båtindustrien i Nord-Europa som sitt hovedmarked. Gjennom oppkjøp og etablering blir kompetanse og tradisjoner fra tidligere bedrifter som Golar Aluminium, Colt Industrier, Ole Jensen Mekaniske Verksted i Tvedestrand og N C Bjerg I Danmark videreutviklet i ERTEC AS.

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Early indications show that visitor numbers were at their highest level ever

The annual METSTRADE Show in Amsterdam completed a very successful week, reinforcing its reputation as the world’s premier gathering of the leisure marine community.

As well as breaking new ground in terms of exhibitor and visitor numbers, the B2B event at the RAI Amsterdam convention centre welcomed 116 different nationalities, the highest number to date. With some 10,500 visitors coming from outside the Netherlands, 6% more than in 2016, the METSTRADE Show has an unrivalled international character.

Early indications are that visitor figures were the highest recorded for the three-day event, with 16,307 unique visitors (an increase of over 5% compared to 2016) and an overall total of 24,856 visits (also plus 5%). These visitors came from 116 different countries (107 in 2016).

An impressive 68% of all new visitors came from outside the Netherlands, with the top five visitor countries (after NL) being Italy, the UK, Germany, France and Spain. Significant growth was seen from Greece, Croatia, Finland, the US and Ireland.

All visitors were welcomed on the show floor by no less than 1,552 exhibitors (a rise of 5% compared to last year), whose stands were manned by around 6,594 high-end industry professionals. The exhibiting companies were also delighted by the unprecedented international flavour of the event, which celebrated its 30th year.

“This anniversary edition was a success because it was conducted in a vibrant atmosphere where exhibitors and visitors alike enjoyed excellent business,” comments RAI Amsterdam’s Maritime Director Irene Dros. “There was also a great deal of appreciation for the exceptionally high number of new and innovative products on display. The newly introduced E-nnovationLAB added to this, featuring technologies and manufacturers of electric & hybrid marine propulsion systems. The foundations have been laid for a promising showcase which will evolve in the years ahead.”

Another future-oriented theme at METSTRADE 2017 was the way younger people were placed firmly in the spotlight, with the large number in attendance adding to the inspiring mood. The METSTRADE Young Professionals Club lounge was very busy and the first edition of the YPC canal cruise was a great success, with the IBEX Millennials joining the fun.

“We have a clear ambition for METSTRADE to embrace the next generation of both people and technologies,” explains Dros. “To thrive in the future, the marine industry must strengthen partnerships, focus on the latest developments in society, and use the latest propulsion and production methods. We believe in stepping into the world which connects the iPad & game generation – the vloggers and other young influencers who have an enormous impact on consumer behaviour and their followers’ aspirations for luxury products such as boats.”

Next year’s METSTRADE will take place from November 13-15, 2018