A Winning Combination At Hilhead
- 09 July 2012
- Company & Industry News
Chain+Conveyor's 'Sprocket of Fortune' game was a real crowd pleaser at Hillhead 2012 in June. Sponsored by Donghua, the simple but effective game attracted immense interest with many people stopping to take photos. Players could win chain shaped air fresheners, branded enamel mugs or enter a raffle to win a large screen 3D TV & Digi Box with Blu-Ray. The winner of the top prize was Thomas Hammond of A P Webb Plant Hire Ltd in Stafford.
Damian Swindells, partner and general manager at Chain+Conveyor, said: "This year we took larger, more visible exhibition space with a wide range of industry specific chain and sprocket samples that really appealed to visitors; this proved to be very successful. We had a lot of positive feedback at the show and a very high number of contacts were made with O.E.M.'s, distributors and end users throughout the industry."
The company was supported at the event by Donghua, one of the world's largest chain manufacturers who produce in excess of 30 million metres of finished chain per year. Chain+Conveyor is a Donghua Approved Product Partner distributing their range of conveyor chain products across the UK. Of particular interest to delegates were Donghua's bucket elevator chain, crank link chain, API 3 and 4 chains and the Heavy Super Power (HSP) chain which has only been available in the UK since the end of last year.
Chain+Conveyor also used Hillhead to launch their new look website - www.chainandconveyor.com. The company has plans to develop the website further including a comprehensive, searchable product database and a Customer Area where registered users can access useful How To Videos and product information.
Helen Stott, partner at Chain+Conveyor, said: "Hillhead 2012 was a very positive event; everyone at the show was upbeat and optimistic about the future. It was a great opportunity for our staff to meet some of our existing customers face to face." She added: "The show enabled us to further demonstrate that Chain+Conveyor is a serious contender in the Quarrying & Mining, Waste & Recycling and Construction industries."
Organisers have announced that the show attracted over 17,000 visitors over the three days, a 10 per cent increase on 2010's figures. Given the interest in their products at this year's show, Chain+Conveyor plan to return to Hillhead in 2014. They hope to continue with this high level of interest when they exhibit for the sixth year running at the Resource & Waste Management (RWM) Exhibition in Birmingham on 11-13 September.