Hope Industrial recently attended our first show in the United Kingdom: MACH 2012 in Birmingham, presented by the Manufacturing Technologies Association. This was an excellent introduction to the UK market for our new Hope Industrial UK operations.
The show represented a good cross section of manufacturing technology, with a focus on machine tooling. The colocation of the Drives and Controls and other manufacturing exhibitions made the combined event one of the premier events of the year for the British market.
While we just recently put our full efforts into the British market (watch for a full announcement in coming weeks), we have been shipping to various customers for many years. It was very satisfying to have several current customers notice our booth and express surprise at seeing us at a local UK show.