TARRC @ The Automotive Trade Show 2006 & Interbuild 2006

TARRC recently represented the Malaysian rubber products sector at two exhibitions held concurrently at the NEC in Birmingham, Interbuild and the Automotive Trade Show.

Graham Parkinson speaks to visitors on the ATS standThe Automotive Trade Show (ATS), which now runs concurrently with the Commercial Vehicle Show, attracts thousands of people from all areas of the industry. Franchised or independent garage, body shop, motor factor, fast fit or parts and accessory retailer - senior management from every sector of the aftermarket visit the NEC specifically to meet with existing and potential suppliers to discuss deals and talk future business opportunities. For three days, the NEC is known as the hub of the automotive aftermarket and the road transport industry.

This is the third successive year in which TARRC has exhibited at the ATS, with the previous two years being very productive. This year TARRC and MATRADE co-exhibited on the same stand, which was busy for the full three days. Enquiries Taken on the stand covered products such as anti-vibration components, including elastic springs, shock absorber bushes and engine mounts; general automotive parts, including enquiries for specific brands; hoses; o-rings, seals and gaskets; CV boots; commercial vehicle, bus and agricultural parts and disposable gloves.

Exhibition stand at Interbuild 2006TARRC was invited by MATRADE, for the second time, to participate in Interbuild 2006 which is a biennial exhibition centred around the building and construction industries. Established since 1895, Interbuild is the event in the UK construction calendar, and provides an environment that brings buyers and suppliers together. TARRC displayed a selection of rubber-based products and brochures from various Malaysian manufacturers related to the building and construction industry. Visitors to the stand received a rubber products directory, a CD-ROM and promotional literature on TARRC and Rubber Consultants. Any visitors interested in non-rubber related products were passed on to MATRADE.

TARRC was busy throughout the show and enquiries were received from companies wishing to either source products from Malaysia or interested in manufacturing opportunities outside Europe. As usual with this type of exhibition there was a great deal of interest in rubber flooring and underlay, whilst other enquiries centred around safety boots, roofing and other membranes, window seals, large rubber profiles, bridge bearings, rail pads and industrial gloves.

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