“SALTEX 2018 has been a phenomenal platform for us, so much so that we’ve already booked our stand for 2019 and have secured an even bigger space.
“At the show we unveiled our new FORZA Alu110 360° football goal wheels which attracted huge interest from football clubs. We have since sold a large number to Premier League and leading international clubs.
“SALTEX allowed for the introduction to many established pitch contractors and we are now working on one project which includes supplying FORZA Alu110 goals and two tier shelters to Colliers Park, Wrexham (FAW National Training Centre) in collaboration with CLS Sport.
“We also had the opportunity to network with many top grounds people and have already supplied and installed indoor football protection netting for West Ham United FC’s indoor academy training centre – a lead that came from SALTEX.”
Robbie Hayter, Net World Sports
“The quality of visitor seems to be better than ever and there was a great mix covering all avenues of grounds and sports turf. As a result of SALTEX we have picked up some fantastic work within the Premier League as well as from a large number of schools and colleges.”
Jeremy Hoyle, Earlsmere
“We picked up a couple of major national accounts as a direct result of having a stand at SALTEX and have seen an increase in sales from a number of accounts. We have already committed to have the same stand at SALTEX 2019.”
Malcom Mullender, Garden & Hire Spares
“At SALTEX we launched our new range of Westermann weed and moss brushes which has been highly successful. We are now placing regular orders with the German suppliers and have received great feedback from customers who have purchased since the show.”
Laurie Davies, SPA Power Machinery
“We’ve been coming to the show for the last four years, and we are still a fairly new company, we’ve been going 8 years now. SALTEX is a great show for a wide variety of customers, we sell to schools, sports clubs, councils, contractors, so you get the full mix here at SALTEX. It’s great to catch up with existing customers and it is fantastic to gain new leads too. It’s been a really busy show, potentially one of the busiest so far. We’re looking forward to coming back next year again.”
Darren Rodman, Pitchmark
“We thought SALTEX 2017 was a good show. We met with customers both old and new and secured some new business from the show. It was a good opportunity for us to showcase our products to a wide audience, from golf to sports grounds, and encompassing both natural and synthetic turf managers.”
Charterhouse Turf Machinery
“We’ve been a long-term supporter of SALTEX, the venue has perfect access and it is a great time of year for visitors because they are not so busy and it has great travel links which is great for overseas visitors. We’ve found to be really good this year, we’ve been very pleased with the volume of visitors, we’ve had some great guys come through from the high end, the Premiership guys, the County Cricket guys but also from grassroots and local sports teams. We’ve also been really pleased with the number of overseas visitors – the UK is seen as a centre of excellence for turf management – we’ve had visitors from Hungary, the Czech Republic, Spain, Denmark, Norway, so we’ve had a really good show and we are really pleased.”
Derek Smith, Johnsons Sports Seeds
“We come to SALTEX because it plays an important part within our marketing platform. We find the show great for the launching of new products, a flag waving exercise, to meet existing customers as well as new customers. This year in particular has been incredibly busy, so it is a very important and vital part of our marketing strategy.”
Roger Moore, Dennis & SISIS
“We chose to come to SALTEX simply because we feel that it is a really good platform to get really close to the dealers and large end users, especially if we are trying to launch new products. There isn’t another show in the UK which has the same kind of scope as SALTEX and it means that we have a much wider audience – more dedicated. In terms of well this show has gone for us, the show just seems be growing all of the time, from 9am all the way through until close we were really busy and it is great to see.”
Vince Brauns, EGO Europe
“A great buzz throughout the show, the footfall on the stand has been incredibly high. A huge success and well done The IOG.”
Richard Fry, Rigby Taylor
“We found the show to be very successful, we had a busy stand and lots of conversations with groundsmen that weren’t previously aware of our products. We felt the audience was right for the direction we’re going in and the general feeling from the team is that it was our most valuable SALTEX yet.”
Louise Amos, Aquatrols
“It was another successful show for us. It’s always a fantastic opportunity to network, meet current and potential customers, and to showcase our latest machinery to the industry. We had lots of good leads as a result of attending SALTEX 2018 including many demonstration requests for the new HM600, which was great to see.”
Karen Proctor, Ransomes
“SALTEX attracts such a targeted audience – and we have made some valuable new customer leads and contacts. We look forward to doing it all again in October next year.”
Richard Brown, Germinal
“Aqua-Aid Europe BV completed a very successful SALTEX 2017 and left with a positive outlook for growth in the year ahead.
“The two-day show gave the company ample opportunities to speak to customers face to face and discuss their range of products directly with key decision makers across football and rugby clubs, as well as horse racing tracks and sports clubs.
“The high attendance of the show helped to produce significant leads, and Aqua-Aid EU believe this will be a key factor in building on their current list of venues in the UK that already includes Royal Ascot Race Course and Liverpool Football Club, as well as their European customers.”
AQUA-AID Europe BV
“There was a huge footfall and as we were the only brush manufacturer in attendance, there was a great deal of interest.
“We received a significant number of enquiries both from individuals, looking for small quantities of brushes, to manufacturers looking to change their brush supplier.”
Paul Bradbury, Cottam Brush
“SALTEX was an exceptionally busy and successful exhibition for Overton UK, especially for the Mean Green electric commercial mowers, which attracted new dealers and led to many demonstration enquiries. We also launched the new Overton battery powered vacuum litter collectors and as always, the NIMOS WeedRippers got a lot of attention.
“Since SALTEX we have also received a large number of orders for the electric mowers, litter vacuums and the WeedRippers.”
Guy Overton, Overton UK
“Honda Power Products exhibited at Saltex for the first time in over 8 years in 2018. The decision to exhibit is a reflection of our recent commercial focus on our extensive range of Ground Maintenance and Industrial machinery.
“Our stand attracted a great number of visitors from a variety of industries, including landscapers, councils, facilities management companies and dealers. We had some fantastic feedback from a mixture of existing and prospective clients on our attendance at the show, the machinery on display and on the new products being added to our line-up in 2019.
“The show was fruitful for us on leads, we picked up numerous opportunities from various places, some of which have been very successful since the show. The best example being a national ground maintenance company opting to select our new Honda HRX537HY pedestrian mower, recently equipped with a new Euro 5 compliant engine, over their existing fleet. Since the show we have seen large orders placed across our dealer network for this new machine which is quickly becoming the primary choice for this particular ground maintenance company.
“Overall the show met and in some cases exceeded our expectations, with so much variety available when it comes to regional and national exhibitions it can be challenging knowing where to focus, safe to say that Saltex was a wise investment for Honda Power Products.”
Vince Jenkins, Honda Motor Europe