Encore! Encore! A Great Show at ConExpo!
ConExpo is now behind us for another three years, but what a terrific 5 days it has been!
I have to admit that I was feeling a little nervous about our big move having been switched from the South Hall (where we had been for 20 years!) to the Gold Hall. Now we know: it was a good move.
Despite the long walk from where we were to our new location, our “people” came with us. We were very pleased with our exhibits this year, and so were the attendees. The crush of visitors on both Tuesday and Wednesday turned into a steady stream through the rest of the show. The Gold Hall put us in the right place for our many customers on the construction side of the industry, and we were able to show the wide range of the solutions we can offer for heavy mobile equipment and hydraulic breakers.
Sven, Dave and I were pleased to host our special guests from overseas, Klaus Braun and Marcus “Mr. Q” Quenzler. They represented our technical teams from the BEKA factory in Germany and Luigi Lucci, General Manager, from the BEKAWORLD network in Italy. Their presence ensured a productive welcome for some of our European equipment manufacturers as well as their service teams here in North America.
We felt a real surge of interest in BEKA technology, with many visitors interested in alternatives to their traditional lube systems. Since our last appearance at ConExpo, we have made a concerted effort to get the BEKA message out to the industry with, it would seem, some significant success. In the meantime, word has been spreading over these three years about BEKA’s growing position as the autolube supplier being specified for some of the top OEMs. We met many more equipment owners who tracked us down to learn more about the BEKA systems they are finding in their new machines. We also connected with several companies who are interested in being the BEKA dealer in their region.
We did a fair bit of walking ourselves, of course, to catch up with old friends at the ConAGG side of the show and make some new connections in the crane industry – an area we expect to become increasingly busy in BEKAWORLD’s future.
If you were unable to make it to ConExpo and are looking for that auto lubrication system, give us a call at 1-888-862-7461 or send us an email with your lubrication questions. We can help.
From the looks of our entries drum, our contest for free trips to Bavaria during Oktoberfest 2017 was a very popular attraction, too! We have not counted the entries or made our prize draws yet, but we’ll be announcing the three winners soon!