World of Concrete 2019 was a great success for Scanreco North America. The show was held at the Las Vegas convention center. To maximize Scanrecos presence at the show, both booth space and staff members attending the show was increased.
The fair received a large number of attendees and as usual, most of the attendees were operators and concrete placement companies. Many of our current customers reported they had a very busy week. In rough estimates more than a third of the attendees were from Latin America and Mexico, with Mexico representing a large portion of the foreign attendees.
Of all the radio controls presented by the equipment suppliers, Scanreco staff felt we represented 50 percent or more of the radios at the show. This number was a marked improvement over years past. The increase shows the great work of our sales and applications staff this past year.
A highlight of the show was the ACPA’s (American Concrete Pumping Association) new concrete pump training simulator, made by CM Labs. The simulator is a 3D Virtual Reality Training software utilizing a real Scanreco remote control. Scanreco’s Chris Vandermeer was approached by CM Labs this past summer and worked closely with them to provide our remote for the unit. CM labs sold several simulators at the show and will be using our remotes as a standard in the package.
Although the North American construction market appears to be declining in recent months, many of the larger OEM’s we meet during the week, said they expect sales to equal 2018. Many have started the year off with a very large back order. Therefore, as in years past, World of Concrete was a great kick-off to a new year with everyone looking forward to a great 2019.