Buyers flock to Expoplast, industry upbeat
Attendance was up and the industry was in a buying mood for Expoplast 2002, held in October in Montreal."It was a great show," said Al Lemieux, president of En-plas Inc., Scarborough, ON. En-plas sold...
Attendance was up and the industry was in a buying mood for Expoplast 2002, held in October in Montreal.
“It was a great show,” said Al Lemieux, president of En-plas Inc., Scarborough, ON. En-plas sold several Nissei injection molding machines, plus Yushin robots and auxiliary equipment as a result of orders placed at Expoplast.
“It was nice to see such a vibrant Quebec market and community,” adds Lemieux.
A 50-tonne electric Sumitomo machine was sold during the show by Plastics Machinery Inc. to G.B. Book Plastics of Peterborough, ON. Also, a larger Negri Bossi molding machine was sold to Montreal-based Plasticase Inc.
Attendance was 20% higher than at Expoplast 1999, and more than 300 suppliers had a presence at the show.
In addition to the Quebec audience, visitors from Ottawa and the northeastern United States were spotted. There was a contingent from Iran, a diplomat from Sweden and businessmen from Chile.
Seminars running concurrent with the show, organized by the Society of Plastics Engineers’ Quebec section, were sold out.
Coinciding with the show was the annual general meeting of CPIA’s Quebec Region. 2002 was an eventful year for this group, with many regional seminars and workshops offered, and the launch of a networking venture entitle PlastiQ Affaires. Priorities for 2003 will continue to be: an emphasis on improving the industry’s competitiveness, government relations and a strong presence in the various regions of Quebec.