Kavia Moulded Products are visiting a number of trade shows the remainder this year and thought we would highlight a few to you. Benefits for us and our customers in general is we expose ourselves to industry and consumer sectors, new technologies, materials, machinery and manufacturing solutions as well as the opportunity to network new business opportunities. Below is a list of events we are attending and more specific reasons/benefits to us and our injection moulding customers.
- Buy Yorkshire, 24th-25th April in Leeds
- Railtex, 30th April – 2nd May in London
- PDM, 18th-19th June in Telford
- Autumn Fair, 1st-4th September in Birmingham
- Interplas, 30th Sept – 2nd October in Birmingham
- Solar Energy UK, 8th-10th October in Birmingham
- DTEE – Design Technology Engineering Education Fair, 22nd-23rd Nov in Birmingham
Held at the Royal Armouries in Leeds, the Buy Yorkshire Conference is the North of England’s biggest B2B conference and exhibition covering: 2 days, 2 exhibition halls, 20+ speakers, 170 exhibition stands, 3000+ delegates with a full programme of seminars, panels and workshops.
The purpose of the conference and exhibition is to bring together thousands of executives and stakeholders from the Yorkshire Business Community and further afield to meet, network, share experience, learn, build relationships and ultimately trade.
As the UK’s leading rail event covering railway equipment, systems and services, Railtex is the industry’s meeting place – where visitors and exhibitors alike see the latest technology in action, learn about new products/services and meet fellow industry professionals.
Kavia has been in the Rail sector with their rail and tram components dating back to British Rail days. Visiting this event is key to understanding this sector and gaining insight to the latest technologies and developments such as HS2.
PDM – Plastic Design & Moulding Exhibition
Supported by all the major associations, PDM is the only exhibition and conference specifically aimed at the design and moulding aspects of the UK’s plastics industry. A broad cross section of the industry will be represented at the exhibition, including; Injection moulding, Polymer producers, Rapid prototyping, Rotational moulding, Compounders, Additive manufacturing, Blow moulding, Polymer distributors, Design, Ancillary equipment, Master batch and additives, Industry service, Automation and robotics, Software, Consumables and accessories, Mould component suppliers and Moulders.
This exhibition is a great opportunity for Kavia to meet with our current and prospective supply chain all under one roof. We can quickly research new technologies, materials, machinery and manufacturing solutions so we can be at the forefront of added value solutions for current and prospective customers.
The fair is for household consumer products offering: Trends on tap from hot designers, Previews of the forthcoming spring ranges, Feature areas for targeted buying and a seminar series that will keep you up to date with the latest trends, design philosophies, and market pain points
11 consumer sectors: Contemporary Gift & Home, Kitchen, Dining & Furniture, Gifts, Home Interiors & Furniture, Gift, Home & Volume, Hobby, Arts & Craft, Greetings & Stationery, Children’s Gifts, Toys & Gadgets, Body, Bath & Home Fragrance, The Summerhouse and Fashion Jewellery & Accessories
This is a research event for Kavia so we have insight into some of these consumer sectors as we have a lot of inventor customers so always good to be aware of their markets and possible sales channels. Kavia and two partners will design. Tooling and manufacturing a new hobby/gadget project so will be looking out for products and sales channels there.
Claiming to be the UK’s largest plastics industry exhibition and the only event to cover all of the manufacturing processes, technologies and services within the plastics industry with over 400 exhibitors of machinery and material suppliers.
This show has a lot of similarity to the PDM show but with a greater presence of machine and ancillary equipment suppliers. Kavia Moulded Products has 7 Arburg injection mould machines ranging from 35T to 200T that are all less than 10 years old (see our Facebook timeline), we bought 1 in 2004, 1 in 2006, 3 in 2007, 2 in 2008 and 1 2009. We are on the lookout for ancillary equipment to help with automation, recycling material, add-on 2 shot technology and component marking options as these are emerging requirements or added value solutions for our customers.
Solar Energy UK
Solar power has proved to be the most successful of the micro generation sectors incentivised under the feed-in tariff system, installing more than 120,000 systems to date. With the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) and Green Deal on the horizon, these figures are set to rise as solar thermal becomes a large part of the UK’s solar energy mix.
This is another research sector for Kavia similar to Low Carbon Vehicle event we attended last year, article here. Domestic solar power took a dip in recent years as government incentives diminished but new schemes are on the horizon plus there is an emerging sector of personal solar power units for your portable devices, it will be interesting to see if any of these are present.
DTEE – Design Technology Engineering Education Fair
This is an education sector event, the teaching of Design and Technology (D&T) prepares pupils to participate in tomorrow’s rapidly changing technologies, by learning to think creatively. Exhibiting are companies providing the equipment and resources for teachers.
Kavia has some prospective customers and some new product development in this sector so another research mission. So plenty of activity for the remainder of the year and look out for event visit reports in due course.