A comeback for Automation Expo
On May 25, a first Automation Expo was held after the pandemic. Automation Region's member companies demonstrated smart products and services in automation, robotics and production technology at Kungsleden's Sports Center in Västerås.
Organizers for the day were Automation Region and Mälardalen University. On the exhibition floor, new contacts were made between visitors, students and exhibitors. About 50 of Automation Region's member companies were present and showed their products and services. One of the exhibitors was COPA-DATA Scandinavia AB.
“Automation Expo is a good venue for finding new customers. It also gives us good opportunities to scan the market to see what competitors and partners are up to. That it is a slightly smaller, local event is an advantage because we can make new contacts in a relaxed way,” says Kenneth Quinteros, Area Sales Manager at COPA-DATA Scandinavia AB.
Among the exhibitors was also Westermo, which participated to meet suppliers, customers and colleagues in the industry, but also to feel the local market on the pulse.
“We are many strong companies in a small area in our region. Everyone with similar needs and challenges, not least in terms of recruitment and collaboration. Together we can raise awareness of all the opportunities that exist in our vicinity,” says Elin Sandell, HR Specialist at Westermo.
Automation Expo is Automation Region's pop-up fair that is held in various locations around the country. The expo is easy to participate in, both for visitors and exhibitors. It is open for a few hours in the middle of the day so that visitors have plenty of time to meet the companies that are exhibiting.
“We have a good reputation in our industry and among our customers, but the knowledge about us in general is not that great. Therefore, it is important for us to be able to showcase our business and explain what we work with. It has been a long period without fairs and meetings and we have longed to get out and meet customers and colleagues,” concludes Elin Sandell.