We have returned from a very successful Drupa show and we're pleased to announce it was our best ever!
Drupa is the largest printing & media exhibition in Europe and it ran from 3rd – 16th May in Düsseldorf, Germany.
We realised from Drupa 4 years ago how important this show is and proved to be yet again!
“We are now exporting to almost 50 countries throughout the world and covering 5 continents, as well as the UK” explains our Export Manager Sharon Marvin.
“We were pleased to meet and greet many visitors from South America this time, new and old and once again strengthen our ties with them” Sharon continued.
Yet again, we were able to launch exciting new products at the show, generating large crowds to watch the Matrix Single Sided Laminators new prototype feeder in action! It didn’t disappoint with forward orders being taken on the spot. Our UK National Sales Manager, Richard Marlow was delighted with the performance and results of the feeder, which he saw as of huge benefit to the customer.
The new “middle entry” level Polarsign Wide Format Laminators also debuted and received a great deal of interest. This range will be available in both single hot roller and cold models in 1400 and 1600mm widths. A great choice for the price conscious who still want and expect the quality and performance associated with Vivid products.
To add to the excitement, we also put on a basketball tournament, with a Matrix as the prize for the highest scoring company. Though the competition was fierce, the final winners were Grafmasz in Poland who were thrilled to have won!
Vivid were happy to greet our friends from Tryckfaktor in Sweden who flew into Düsseldorf to attend the Drupa Exhibition last week and visit us in Hall 11, Stand E61.
Pictured is Bore Johansson, Managing Director at Tryckfaktor (L), Gavin Ward, Vivid’s Technical Manager (M) and Fredrik Elgh, Sales & Marketing Manager at Tryckfaktor (R).
Gavin was happy to demonstrate our prototype Feeder for the Matrix MX-530 Laminator to Bore & Fredrik, who already sell Vivid products in Sweden.
“Drupa is the biggest printing exhibition in Europe” explains Gavin “It’s great to meet some of our distributors in person, especially when we can demonstrate exciting new products like the Auto Feeders”.
The Auto Feeders will be available later this year and can be purchased as an optional extra. Even better news is that they can be retro-fitted to the MX-530 already in use.
After months of preparation, a huge amount of team work from the entire Vivid workforce and plenty of delicious coffees & frankfurters, our 2 weeks at Drupa 2012 have sadly come to an end.
Whether you were there to see our prototype Matrix Feeder systems, our upgraded Polarsign Wide Format Laminators or play our great Basketball game to win a Matrix, we had an overwhelming number of visitors to our stand.
We had our best Drupa yet and have met a huge number of people over the past fortnight including current customers, new clients & journalists and we just wanted to thank every single person who paid us a visit.
If you were there, we hope you had as good a Drupa as we did.
We've put together the following video of our highlights from the show.
Hope to see you again at Drupa in 2016!
The Vivid Team