At PT Coupling, we wholeheartedly believe in the importance of attending industry events; not only is it great for our sales, but it’s a wonderful opportunity to connect with our customers and our peers face to face.
We recently exhibited at the 2014 PEI Convention at the NACS Show on October 7-10, and it was a great success! The show is the biggest and best event for the fuel and fluid handling equipment industry, and as we expected, it did not disappoint.
One thing we noted was that this year’s show seemed to have more of an international presence than ever before. Javier Villamizar, General Manager of PT Latin America (whose bilingual skills proved invaluable) noted that “there were many visitors from all parts of the world, and in particular from Latin America. We were busy talking to potential and existing customers who were very glad to hear about our new operation dedicated to serve this important and growing market.” He also noted that attendees who had previously purchased from China were very receptive to what PT Pacific has to offer, and to our Made in the USA products.
Our Regional Sales Manager, Brooks Broberg, pointed out that our HoseMarc Pro Plus machine attracted many people to the booth, and generated significant discussions about the applications of the HoseMarc machines. “Even while talking with end users of hoses,” said Mr. Broberg, “we were able to help them see what applications they might use it in, and that they could require this item on their hoses.” Other popular items at the show, as noted by Mr. Broberg, were versatile swivels, pressure safe fittings, Max-Dry fittings, and safety bumps.
The show has a very strong value for us, for both domestic and international contacts, and we were beyond pleased with how the event’s attendees responded to our products. We can safely say that it was a wonderful opportunity, and we look forward to furthering our relationships with everyone we saw there.