“It was the first time at an exhibition that Edgetech had products and services for all visitors, from IGU manufacturers, to fabricators and installers,” said Chris Alderson, managing director of Edgetech UK. “We had a lot of very good quality discussions about our core products. Driving many of the conversations was a desire to increase production numbers and Super Spacer is the first choice.
“Edgetech has always led the market for production efficiencies and automation alongside better energy efficient glazing. I spoke to several machinery manufacturers at the show and there’s a real appetite for growth,” Chris added.
As well as warm edge spacer technology, the expanding foam installation tape, TruFit, was also a big winner for Edgetech, with its ‘tongue-in-cheek’ silicone gun amnesty, where installation companies visiting the show were able to swap old silicone guns for a reel of TruFit, reportedly going down well. Alistair Inglis, from manufacturing partner, Tremco Illbruck, was also on the Edgetech stand to offer expert advice on the quick, clean and easy fitting method.
Experts on the award-winning Dealership Plus business support scheme were also in high demand on the stand, giving information about the comprehensive package which is said to cover crucial services for businesses.
Members have access to simplified WER creation, easier CE marking, a competent person scheme and insurance backed guarantees. It offers some big cost-savings for business, as well as lead generation and full marketing support packages.
Chris concluded: “Companies in the glazing industry created the biggest and best UK trade show for many years and for Edgetech, The FIT Show outperformed our expectations.”