UPEX @ IPEX 2010 hailed a success
UPEX used machinery dealers reported a busy and successful show. They were particularly impressed by the quality of visitors “just about every visitor we have met is here to do business” quoted Tony Jetha of Itec Graphic Machinery. “And we’re particularly pleased by the level of overseas visitors”.
First to make a confirmed sale was probably Global Graphics. They sold a Billhofer to a Turkish company within half an hour of opening, with the Letter of Credit confirmed by lunchtime.
Roberts Graphics concluded a deal to refurbish and install in Iraq the 19 unit Goss Community which formerly printed the Wakefield Express.
Bindery Machinery Services sold eight machines to Brilliant Printers of Bangalore – including a Wohlenberg, Aster, Kolbus casemaker and Muller Amigo.
DPM sold eight machines from their stand. On Wednesday they bought two machines which were trade-ins for a new Heidelberg bought at the show. On Thursday they sold them both - a two and five colour Heidelberg CD.
West Park Graphics sold 20 printing units and a binder. Specifically they sold a Komori L428EM, Komori L428ESA, Roland R708P and a Muller Martini Starbinder Plus.
But I doubt if anyone else could claim to be showing exactly the same machine in 2010 as they did at Ipex 1998 – French used machine dealer Media Graphic Services did! Their gold plated Heidelberg featured in the 1998 Ipex Daily, and again took pride of place on their stand in 2010.
Nearby DGT Dutch Graphic Trade bv were running the only Bobst Die Cutter in the show, the immaculate 1997 SP 104-ER was sold to an Austrian client. Also on show was a Bobst Carton Gluer, with Domino unit.
Organiser Mike Steele said: “Dealers had a great show, they reported that visitors were seriously looking to buy and to sell. And we had some very positive visitor feedback on the quality being displayed. Exhibitors have really raised the bar with the standard of machine and information presentation, and stand design”.
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