Ampacet was very pleased to participate for the first time to Arabplast that took place in Dubai from the 10th – 13th of January 2015. The exhibition is ranked as the No. 1 show in the region in plastics, petrochemicals and rubber industry. Ampacet was pleased to welcome all of our visitors to the beautiful booth that we constructed for this occasion.
Arabplast 2015 was 38% bigger than the 2013 edition, following greater response from exhibitors and sponsors and a record number of 906 exhibitors from 41 countries and 27 268 trade visitors came from 119 countries. Participants from Ampacet were Caroline Scheydecker, Philippe Rey, Claes Nilsson, Renaud Kieffer, Nicolas El Khoury, Virginie Tanguier, and Mohammed Jaber.
Our distributor in UAE, Nilgiris International also attended this fair with us which was a great opportunity to market them with all the potential customers in the country.
Most of our key customers visited us and we had the chance to conduct different meetings with various clients to discuss new plans for 2015.
On display at Arabplast 2015 were new products and technologies in injection moulding, blow moulding, wrapping and packaging, pre and post plastic processing techniques as well as raw materials, such as additives and polymers. The show covers a wide spectrum of plastic machinery, plastic/rubber processing technology, pre and post-processing systems, plastic packaging technology, injection moulding, blow moulding, wrapping technology, extrusions, chemicals and additives, semi-finished goods, engineering plastics and plastic products.
As each year, Ampacet was presented at the most important plastic trade fair in Russia and CIS countries. The 19th edition of the International Trade Fair Plastics and Rubber took place in Moscow City (Expocentr, Krasnaya Presnya) between the 27th and 30th of January 2015. This year, all exhibitors of the Fair have been pleasantly surprised. Despite sanctions and strong financial crisis in Russia, Interplastica was considerably larger than the year before with a net occupancy of over 13.000 square meters and featuring 932 exhibitors from 36 countries.
Despite Russia’s weak rouble, this country and its neighbours still have a substantial demand for investment and a great interest in advanced machinery, production, process technology and high-tech materials. Thousands of business owners and industrialists came to this fair to find out more about innovative technologies and maintain or establish business contacts with suppliers.
Taking into account the wide geography of Russia, Ampacet successfully serves more than 1,500 customers. Ampacet’s booth at Interplastica 2015 was traditionally presented by sales managers from various regions of Russia: European region (Moscow, Saint-Petersburg), Siberia (Novosibirsk), Ural (Yekaterinburg, Chelyabinsk) and southern Region (Rostov-on-Don, Krasnodar). Strong support to the Russian sales team was provided by Mr. Claes Nilsson (Director of sales Northern Europe) and Mr. Emanuele Piacenti (Strategic business manager – BOPP). Ampacet’s new achievements and innovations, new range of color Masterbatches for PET preforms were presented to the Russian market.
As usual the highest interest/demand was shown to the local color service which Ampacet is offering in Russia since 2008 when the color plant was installed. Localization of all standard color Masterbatches have resulted in tremendous success. Already in January and February of this year our local production was full of orders and the installation and startup of the new line will allow us to meet high demands for our products. For the first time we have presented to our customers color film books made with a full range of color Masterbatches produced in Russia! The Film books have been very popular like “hot pizza”.
It is also important to mention high integration of polymer markets of Russia, Kazakhstan, Belarus, Armenia and Kyrgyzstan. Thanks to the Customs Union of these countries, all barriers in trading (cancelled import duties, unified taxes and certification) have been removed. As a benefit of this Ampacet Russia has started to export color Masterbatches to these countries and we expect even more expansion of our export sales.
Ampacet remains one of the market leaders in Russia, serving more than 1200 plastic converters and Interplastica has confirmed this value.
The main goals of Ampacet’s participation at the Fair were to analyze the sales results for 2014, meet existing and new customers/partners and to discuss new business opportunities for 2015-2016. Interplastica is an indispensable trade fair that helps to detect the trends of the Russian polymer market, to discover the current range of international products and to better understand the customers’ needs.
We look forward to seeing our customers again next year at Interplastica 2016!
THE UPCOMING international trade fairs WHERE AMPACET WILL BE EXHIBITING ARE:
Fakuma 2015, which will take place in Friedrichshafen (Germany) from the 13th -17th of October (Hall B1 – stand number 1219)
Plast Eurasia, which will take place in Istanbul (Turkey) from the 3rd – 6th of December. (Booth number TBD)
We do hope that you will come and visit us during these fairs!