With over 1,000 innovations on show, stronger-than-ever participation from abroad and a further rise in attendance from professionals with purchasing authority, CeMAT – drew to a close on 6 May. Staged under the slogan “Sustainability in Logistics”, the event featured a rich array of exhibitor innovations, not least among them was safety barrier specialists A-Safe UK, with its sister company, A-Safe GmbH.

Attending CeMAT is part of ambitious plans from Directors James and Luke Smith, who have visualised A-Safe as a globally evolving British company for its polymer based safety solutions, offering a full end to end service from risk assessment, to installation, to aftercare for its growing portfolio of discerning international customers.

James and Luke attended all five days together with senior colleagues Holger Ragge and Markus Kaumanns from GmbH and Han de Loos, recently appointed Director for the Benelux countries.

Dr. Andreas Gruchow, Managing Board member at Deutsche Messe in charge of CeMAT was noted to say: “…Intralogistics also brings opportunities for considerable savings in time, costs and energy, making it a key factor for successful competition in the international marketplace”.

This statement reflected James Smith’s view, being directly relevant to A-Safe in vouchsafing: “A-Safe barriers fulfils the sustaining criteria because, unlike steel, our barriers have inherent strength and structural memory, allowing them to buckle on impact, dissipating impact forces and then springing back to the original state; thus reducing costs.”

James went on to report: “This exhibition, more than any other, had a truly international feel to it. The Germans certainly know how to produce a first class show and this was reflected in both the number, and quality, of the leads we received from representatives of Blue Chip companies world-wide. We had nearly 1000 enquiries and all five of us were extremely busy in making business contacts, with nearly half wanting to be resellers, such was our popularity.”

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