Despite the inclement weather during this year’s three-day IOG SALTEX turf and open space management show, exhibitors were reporting a high number of serious enquiries – and sales leads – starting right from the first few hours of the exhibition claim the organisers.
D J Turfcare was among a number of companies that reported sales almost as soon as the show opened. David Jenkins, Managing Director, announced that he had sold a Plugger PL855 Pro HD aerator which was being launched at the show. And Gary Mumby of BLEC Global reported the sale of a BLEC Laser Grader. Gary said that “despite the heavy rain during day one, I still took lots of serious enquiries”, which will be followed up after the show. As the show closed, Gary added: “IOG SALTEX was a terrific show; we sold eight machines from the stand (including our new Shakervator, Stumpgrinder and Blecavator) and took dozens of enquiries.”
Day one was also a good time for The Grass Group, as Managing Director Tim Merrell, reported: “A national contractor came to our stand last year and expressed an interest in a Trilo vacuum/sweeper. On the first day this year he came to the stand and ordered the machine. What a start! We’ve seen a good mix of visitors – including local authorities, schools and colleges – and took an order from a golf club for a SmartCut.”
The 9,500 visitors (unaudited) from across the open space management sector had plenty to see on the 360 stands that housed a total of 429 companies.
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IOG SALTEX 2012 will be held on September 4-6 at Windsor Racecourse, Berks