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Pack Expo International 2016 - Chicago


PMMI - Pack Expo International 2016 - Chicago


A few of the MPT technicians were able to make it out to the PMMI show in Chicago this year.  They made the rounds and covered a lot of ground.  If you have ever attended the Chicago show you know there is a lot of ground to cover. They spoke with some of our regular supplier friends and made some new supplier friends.


The show was very well attended this year for some reason.  It is always well attended, but this year it had more people then usual.  The 1st two days it was actually difficult to move around without bumping into people as you walked the floor.


What our guys noticed was there were many more new overseas companies showcasing their machines, equipment and consumables. We even had some conversation with some of the overseas companies as we figured it may be a good idea. Since they are making those machines so far away with longer lead-times due to shipping we have always stayed away from them, although we asked the question "what is the availability of your replacement and wear parts".  Most told us they are stocked in the manufacturing plants overseas ready to ship.  That means they will take awhile to get here.  Not so good if you want to take care of your customers quickly.


So it looks as though the same issue is still relavant with reference to parts availability.....not so good if you need parts for those machines or equipment.  As we become more and more of a global economy we need to change our view on how we do business. 


We are looking at it differently and will be continuing to look at how we can help all our customers with all their machines and equipment.  Looking at the foreign manufacturers and possibily supplying their parts may happen faster than we think since their presence is growing.  Either way we are workking everyday to be better.  So to all who did attend the show, we hope you found it as educational as we did this time around.


Our vision is to be your resource, your confidant and your partner.  We don't want to just be the guys you buy parts from, we want to be the guys that support you and your packaging machines and equipment on a daily basis.  We have a passion for parts as well as the packaging machines and equipment they belong too!


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