Trade fairs: Maxpo 2017, in Hyvinkää on 7–9 September 2017
Maxpo 2017, the largest exhibition of land construction and environmental maintenance machines in the Nordic countries, was held at Hyvinkää Airfield on 7–9 September. BussiPro braved the weather to participate in the event for the second time. The exhibition showcased machines and equipment for excavation, environmental maintenance, road and house construction, and industrial material handling, in all size categories. This trade fair is arranged every other year with FinnMETKO in Jämsä. Although the weather did not favour us at all times, the event attracted a large number of visitors, many of whom also found their way to our stand. We forged numerous new contacts and received several offer requests.
This heavy equipment exhibition presented a great variety of veteran heavy-duty vehicles and, as in previous years, the visitors were treated to interesting work demonstrations. To celebrate Finland’s 100 years of independence, the theme of these demonstrations was excavators and earthwork machinery manufactured in Finland from the 1950s onwards. For some reason, the picture of these golden oldies also includes the CAT D7 bulldozer, a machine that is particularly familiar to Jussi.
On our stand, we showcased
- spare parts for heavy-duty equipment,
- glazing for work machines,
- fire-suppression equipment,
- a pressure monitoring system for TPMS tyres, and
- work and warning lights for work machines.
On Wednesday 6 September 2017, at 9.30pm, we received confirmation that after lengthy negotiations we have gained the right to act as an agent for TRW Automotive. As much as we would have liked to have celebrated this great opportunity properly, the schedule proved tight. Despite this, we were pleased to be able to introduce a power steering system manufactured by TRW on our stand.
The event attracted about 15,500 visitors. We would like to thank everyone who visited us!