Our Experience at the METS Trade Show

Our representatives recently attended the Marine Equipment Trade Show (METS) in Amsterdam again this year, following the success of our time at the show last year.

Known to be the world’s biggest trade exhibition of marine equipment, materials and systems, the show proved successful for HyPro and our range of products.

Since 1988, the METS trade show has served as the biggest platform for marine technology and innovation and provided the best networking environment for marine autopilot manufacturers and professionals in the industry.

This year, the show welcomed over 1,500 exhibitors and almost 25,000 visitors over the three-day event.

At the HyPro stand, we met with many visitors and distributors who spoke about the issues they’re currently facing with their customers, and about prices and a hopeful increase of turnover of 20%.

We were able to solve a lot of the issues distributors mentioned by offering training for 2019 in our Dawlish premises – this would cover training our distributors so they are more knowledgeable and able to provide more technical support to their customers.

Our brushless pump for the PC45 was well received at the show and produced the majority of visitors to our stand.

Unlike our PC constant running hydraulic units that need their motor brushes changed after 500 hours, the brushless pump has no need for this, improving the efficiency and maintenance costs of the pump – it’s easy to see now why this was so well received.

Sales Application Engineer Samuel and Sales employee James were happy to help with any queries about this or our other products, manning the stand on our behalf.

Although we weren’t able to attend any demonstrations or talks, we still gained a fantastic overview of the scale of the event.

One of the most notable mentions goes to the British Marines – their support and encouragement for the companies from the United Kingdom was unrivalled.

The team’s favourite part of the trade show was exhibiting our Linear Actuators ML+40 and HS+40. After winning the British Design Award for our linear actuators when they first entered the market in 1991, they’re a product we see put to use in many aspects of marine engineering, and we’re proud to show these off at any and every show!