I travel the journey every year through all the rush hour traffic to get to, in my opinion one of the best trade shows for the independent garage/technician to see all the current aftermarket suppliers, chat with them regarding their products, whats new and what help they can offer us ‘at the coal face’ with hints and tips regarding fitting and avoiding costly warranty failures.
It is also an opportunity to sit in on seminars with some of the industry leaders in their fields and hear about the future of the job, what we should be expecting and preparing for, also to speak to trade organisations and training providers who can offer us the new skills to keep us ahead of the game and generally up to date.
John Hall, Auto Electricians
It was a great day out and I look forward to the next one.
I come every year. Lots of interesting new products that are vital to keeping my business competitive with local rivals.
Mr K Butterfield, MVS, Sutton
I needed to research and seek advice on two products I had recently purchased and MECHANEX provided me this platform to speak to the experts at Sandown Park.
I find MECHANEX to be incredibly informative and it is worth the time taken out of the business.
Martin Pratt, Agrifix Ltd, Sussex
WHAT OUR EXHIBITORS SAY
MECHANEX at Sandown Park was a really busy show and it was so encouraging to see so many exhibitors and visitors. We were surprised at the distances travelled by the visitors to attend the show from all over the UK, but that’s because of the excellent location. The show was interesting regarding the variety of other exhibitors, but because the Sealey stand was so busy, there was no chance for us to view all the other stands. The show was really well organised and the staff were incredibly helpful which all attributed to us having a very successful show. We will definitely be considering exhibiting at MECHANEX again in the future.
The 2018 MECHANEX Sandown show was the busiest we have seen it. We saw hundreds of new potential customers across the two day event and were able to effectively launch our newest diagnostics tool to the market. For Autologic, attracting workshop owners and technicians is made easy at MECHANEX and we are looking forward to meeting more people in the industry at the 2019 event.
Although Lucas Oil Products have been present in the UK for many years, this was the first time we have exhibited at a MECHANEX show. We decided to take a small 2x3m stand in order to have a presence and minimise costs…..what a mistake that was!
Over the two days our stand was inundated with some 800 or so workshop owners and technicians who had heard about or seen our products, and at times the crowd was two or three deep around the stand. We only sell through distribution, so all visitors were advised to speak to their local factors and we also directed customers to factors in their area carrying stock. Following the show, we saw a noticeable increase in orders in the South East, especially from FPS who also supply the factors daily.
The show was so successful for Lucas Oil Products and we have already booked a stand triple the size for 2019 to ensure all visitors get a proper opportunity to understand the full capability of our products and our distribution network.
Doing MECHANEX gives us, as manufacturers, the chance to bring the garages up to date with the latest updates and the new innovations that they will be seeing in their workshops in the next 2/3 years.
Also being able to talk with the people at the sharp end of the business and getting their thoughts, sometimes we get it wrong and only by talking do you find this out, listening is important, we should all do more of it.