Alliance is proud to have partnered with Gulf Laundrex-Linen Care Expo powered by Expo Detergo and MECTW for the third time. Alliance is one of the the largest producers of commercial laundry globally. We manufacture machines and apply it to the hospitality arena, healthcare, FM and laundries. We have a range of world famous brands and have showcased them at the MECTW 2017
The show is evolving well and the support the organisers have given us and initiatives like the Green Zone, etc., are good. However, I maintain that is should be held every two years.
This is the first time we have participated in the Gulf Laundrex show. We came with the intention of meeting people in the laundry industry and introducing our products. We’ve achieved that. We have met some people who we believe will take machines, and overall the show has been good.
I’m quite happy to be participating in this event. We were there two years back in a bigger way. The visitors were not as per our expectations in the first year. This year it seems better. Hopefully in the coming years the Gulf Car Wash Show will be in a bigger area, so that more visitors can come.
After participating at the Gulf Car Wash-Car Care Expo, I have found it to be more interesting because we are directly in contact with professionals. This has been a good experience for us and the people that came to visit us were interested in cleaning and automatic car wash. Many of them told us they knew we were coming to the show so they came to visit us. So I think the organisers did a good job in communicating.
Last year we launched a franchise offering and it has been well received. Currently, there is massive growth on the franchise side because most people need training, marketing support, operational expertise and the know-how of running a car wash.
We have certainly made good contacts at the exhibition. We’ve met many people especially on the institutional side including government agencies, taxi companies, independent developers, etc. The car wash segment is not big enough and it would help us if this segment is expanded.
We feel that the show last year was very nice. Compatively, we haven’t seen as many people. However, we understand that the market situation is a bit slow and many people are not looking to buy new products. Businesswise we are concentrating more on machines now rather than janitorial items; and we have had a few enquiries; we will wait to see how to convert them after the show.
We have been participating in this show for a few years now, and we get exposure for the innovative products we introduce every year and they are well received. Due to the size of the show the number of visitors varies every year. This year, the number of visitors seems to be less compared to last year – but we are happy with the quality of visitors.
The show has definitely attracted more number of suppliers and customers, and over the years has grown in size and probably in importance too. Businesswise it has always been useful to have such shows. However, it would be helpful to have a longer gap between the editions to entice more participation. Also an award for companies, etc would help and generate more interest.
We have been participating in CMEP show for the past four or five years and we are fairly happy about the way the show has evolved and with how the organisers have been commited not only to the show but also to our overall business for the cleaning industry. The UAE is an evolved market and you see a lot of international visitors as well as expats from various parts of the world living here. For the upcoming editions, we would like to see more consumer bodies involved to spread the awareness of cleaning and hygiene to the general public.