[EN] EMAF 2021 shows good sign for the future
EMAF is considered the biggest industry event in Portugal and an important Iberian fair, and its realization has a strong impact not only in Portugal, but also on the Spanish market.
Motofil was at another edition of EMAF, the International Fair of Machines, Equipment and Services for Industry. From December 1st to 4th, our team was present at pavilion 2, stand A18 at Exponor, in Matosinhos, Portugal.
Among the thousands of visitors who were in the fair, the Motofil stand was also visited by Pedro Siza Vieira, Minister of Economy and Digital Transition, the president of the AEP - Business Association of Portugal, Luís Miguel Ribeiro, and representatives of AIMMAP.
João Carlos Novo, Chairman of Motofil, considers this fair to be extremely important: “in the first place for the EMAF, second place for entrepreneurs and third place for Motofil. For us, this rebirth of our industrial fairs is very special, after four years that no event of this kind took place. These four days were important for us to review our clients, our friends that we haven't seen for some time, because a certain distance has been created due to the pandemic situation we are living. It was also an extremely important event for our economy. The people who came here came with a desire to buy. There was a lot of anxiety, a desire to leave the companies and be here with us in person”, he declared.
For João Carlos Novo, it was very gratifying to receive visitors at the Motofil stand, to get to know what has been done in the last 4 years. The Chairman of Motofil also spoke of the recognition that the brand has by the oldest customers “to receive here customers from 20, 30 years ago to congratulate us and recognize that our product made the difference from all others… no money can pay that feeling. Even with the announcement of the state of calamity and new security measures, we were not discouraged and we are here with all these products. And this is also due to the Motofil team that did a lot, fought a lot to make this possible”, he said.
The arrival of some customers from Spain who, even though they needed to present a test and certificate when crossing the border, did not give up on coming to EMAF, was a very positive sign for João Novo, “I hope the next edition will be much better than this one. We knew perfectly well that this edition wouldn't be at the level of 6 or 8 years ago, but for what we expected, given the situation, it was very positive. We will continue to invest in this fair, in our EMAF, due to the special relationship we have with our customers in Portugal”, commented the Chairman of Motofil. “Many new features will emerge in the coming months: the launch of a major project that will appear in January; our new brand, ACN; and also the launch of our new brand of bending machines, NMB – Nova Motofil Bending. And many other news will appear during the year”, revealed João Carlos Novo.
This fair was a good opportunity for visitors to get to know the latest Motofil products and solutions, to optimize their production. It was a good time to be personally with customers and potential customers, something so vital for the daily live of companies and that has not been possible to be done as much as it would be desirable.
Thus, we close a year that marked the return of national and international events, making a positive balance that leaves us very confident for the coming times.