Regular viewers of our news and blog feeds will know that we attended the Enova 2014 Expo in Paris last week. It turned out to be a very successful show for Robotas and for STP Electronics, our agents in France.
Of some statistical importance was the high level of interest from large French OEMs active in the Drives and Home Automation sectors. These organisations expressed interest in both Mascot and Sigma lean hand assembly stations. That bodes well for business in the region.
Prior to the event, we implemented ergonomic enhancements to our Mascot Pushtrack system to meet the latest guidelines from the French Health & Safety Executive. It was well-received, and we’re confident that this will help secure new orders in the coming quarter. More about those when they land.
From experience (and we have a lot of that), one ‘gut feel’ success measure not to be underestimated for any event is how much time you have spare to wander around the exhibition halls or tour the host city. For Enova, it was essentially none – so the show ticks that box! We did manage to snap a photo of the Robotas stand between visitor demonstrations, and grab a shot of the Eiffel Tower to prove that we actually made it to Paris.
Check back here for a show roundup soon.
In a strategic move to further accelerate growth in the UK and across selected regions of Central Europe, Robotas has appointed Etek Europe as authorised distributors of its Mascot and Sigma Lean Hand Assembly Systems.
Etek is a respected supplier to the global electronics manufacturing sector, operating from its impressive custom built premises within the Prestwick International Aerospace Park next to Glasgow Prestwick Airport. Etek have taken immediate responsibility for many aspects of Robotas’ distribution within Poland, Romania, Hungary, the UK and the Republic of Ireland.
Etek MD and respected industry veteran, Mike Nelson, is delighted with the Robotas collaboration: “The Robotas product ranges allow us to further extend our exciting portfolio to customers by delivering fast and reliable semi-automated hand assembly solutions, which are critical to productivity in PCB, mechanical and box-build applications.”
Robotas MD, Nick Walters, points out that the partnership serves to reinforce an already strong relationship between two great companies: “We’ve known Mike and the Etek team for a long time now and have always respected their proven record of providing first class support to their customers. They have the solid infrastructure needed to provide exemplary manufacturing sales and technical support to our high quality, high mix customer base within the electronics, aerospace, defence and medical sectors. We are enthusiastic about this mutually productive partnership and we are already working on some exciting opportunities in Poland, Romania and Hungary with the Etek Eastern European team.”
Robotas is attending the Enova 2014 Expo in Paris, which starts tomorrow 16th September.
The show focuses on technologies in electronic measurement, vision and optics, which is right up our street. The event takes place at Paris Expo Porte de Versailles, Hall 7.2. If you’re in Paris from 16th to 18th September, be sure to visit us on the Robotas Stand N52. See the Enova Paris 2014 website for more details – http://www.enova-event.com/