Locks and Security News: your weekly locks and security industry newsletter
10th August 2022 Issue no. 619
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Lockexpo 2014 - the best yet
The Locksmiths' Exhibition 2014 was rated as the best exhibition ever by the exhibitors and visitors alike. The EMCC was packed all day and exhibitors reported record sales, with three exhibitors selling out of stock from their stands, one returning back on Saturday night to bring more.
Registered visitor numbers were slightly up on last year at 1214 badges issued BUT this year friends, family or non-purchasing staff were issued guest badges and we did not record these. Nor did we count re-entries as 'unique' visitors every time they came in. So, 1214 genuine, potential customers.
Many visitors came with friends or met up with industry colleagues at the bar.
Locks and Security Magazine had record subscription sales during the show and the new www.lasm.co.uk website had unprecedented 'hits' and people registering, along with two international subscription sales.
The Lockexpo in 2015 will be the weekend of March 7th and 8th mark your diaries now it will be even better with a lot of this years exhibitors requesting more space.
There will be more news in a few weeks on the popular Auto Locksmiths event (ALEX).
Thanks to all the exhibitors and visitors for making this the best yet.
Comment from the floor:
"From all at Greenfox a very big thank you to Mick and his team for yet again another fabulous show. We feel it was the best venue for showcasing Greenfox and our new 2014 catalogue. For those of you not at the show please contact us for a catalogue.
It’s only Tuesday and we have had over 22 new customer/orders!! We will be booking again for 2015. Well done MIck, hope you can now put your feet up :)." - Paul Fox.
Lockdecoders reported an excellent result from this year’s LockExpo with customers from several countries on the stand, not only from the UK and Ireland.
Orders booked were nearly double those achieved last year and several enquiries are being followed up with lock manufacturers being particularly interested in the new Miracle Select.
Lockdecoders also reports that they are experiencing a delivery problem with MiraClone as the factory is unable to keep pace with orders, so for the first time there is a waiting list to buy this device. Production will be doubled from this month onwards and hopefully this snag will disappear.
Similarly there has been a delay in production of the battery operated Miracle A4, the portable auto locksmith machine but that has now been rectified and deliveries are back on schedule.
In general the firm felt that the quality of enquiries was higher than normal, not just the quantity. The show had an overall buzz and visitors found much to interest them.
Their Saturday seminar on SuperVag was fully subscribed and also resulted in a sheaf of orders. The emergence of brand-new competitors to the Miracle A9 allowed prospective buyers to see the relative merits of the contenders and the number of A9 sales made leaves Lockdecoders very sure that they passed the comparison test with flying colours.
Disappointing was the very poor wifi at the East Midland Conference Centre and the staggeringly poor dinner service at the Orchards Hotel but those are beyond the control of the show organisers. Nevertheless, a word in someone’s ear will do no harm.
"Once again the Locksmiths Show delivered a brilliant weekend for both the customer and the supplier with great crowds, lots to see and plenty of deals. If a barometer of a successful show is how much coffee we managed to drink then this was a great show because we didn't get a chance to eat or drink all day! Well done Mick and the team." - Robin Huish Hickleys.
12th March 2014