Stiles Machinery says it is celebrating one of its most successful IWF show performances as of yet, noting double-digit sales growth and a 65 percent increase in lead generation over 2014. The company went all in for 2016, with 26,000 square feet of booth space showcasing over 50 machinery lines.
Stiles offered live demonstrations, software presentations, and service solutions for the show's 16,000 attendees.
“The marketplace for equipment sales is currently very robust and our strategies are in place to offer maximum support to our current and future customers,” said Christian Vollmers, president of Stiles.
Stiles will introduce the Weeke Venture 115 five-axis CNC machining center, capable of cutting and positioning 360 degrees on workpieces.
Stiles said that more than 25 percent of the show’s registered attendees visited the Stiles booth to take part in its live machinery demonstrations or to gain consultation from the company's 200 employees working the booth.
“We showed more than machines at this show, we showed what makes Stiles the industry leader; our resources and our dedication to the customer," continued Vollmers. “We staffed over 200 experts in the booth to help our customers find solutions and to fulfill our promise that their ‘success is our business.'
A popular highlight of the IWF show was Stiles’ North American introduction of the revolutionary ‘Batch Size One Production’ work cell presentation. Through daily live demonstrations, over 500 furniture manufacturers witnessed networked production as Stiles showcased its fully autonomous cutting cell.
This new, intelligent technology integrates the Holzma HPS 320 flexTec automatic single line cutting system with Industry 4.0 technologies. Visitors were able to see how their own companies can gain added efficiency in processes by leveraging the system’s greater accuracy, cost-effectiveness, flexibility, and work cell intelligence.
Stiles hosted another 500 customers on personal technology tours through the booth for more concentrated and private presentations on other new equipment advancements for zero edge technologies, robotic spray finishing, Industry 4.0 technologies, solid wood processing, and 5-axis CNC technologies.
“We appreciated the opportunity to meet thousands of guests and share our technology and solutions with visitors from across the globe,” says Chris Dolbow, marketing manager for Stiles and the company’s IWF show chairman. “We wanted to focus on inviting our visitors to journey with us towards improving their production and making smarter decisions about their future, providing strategic recommendations that make sense for their business.”
The Stiles booth which was more than 20 percent larger than its 2014 exhibit, provided customers with a new design concept with improved sight lines and greater engagement. Source: www.stilesiwf.com.