Amsterdam | 15 - 17 November 2022

exhibitor stories

Since 1988 METSTRADE has been the leading platform for the leisure marine industry. Exhibiting at METSTRADE means joining the world's largest trade show for marine equipment, construction materials and marine systems. Our exhibitors come from all over the world. We asked some of our exhibitors, what challenges their marine company faced during the COVID-19 pandemic, why they decided to exhibit at METSTRADE 2022, and of course what they are looking forward to most for this year's METSTRADE.

3A Composites CORE MATERIALS

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“Certainly, everybody got used to online meetings, however, they have a limit and do not replace face-to-face meetings where the interaction is just more natural.”

Our main reason exhibiting at the METSTRADE trade show is to meet our existing customers as well as to present our sustainable core materials to new potential customers in the marine sector. Our target audience at METSTRADE are boat builders who think ‘green’ – who are environmentally conscious and interested in sustainably produced and recyclable core materials for their innovative marine components and constructions.

3A Composites Core Materials is a global organizational unit within the 3A Composites Group, part of Schweiter Technologies and leader in sandwich composite technology.

Diab Group

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“METSTRADE is the place to be to meet our customers and reach our target audience: boatbuilders. We are most looking forward to meet the visitors and our customers face to face again. And of course, to present our latest products and services for the marine market!”

The marine market is one of our top business areas. We have long experience of sandwich solutions for marine applications (powerboats, sailing yachts, ferries, rescue boats, subsea structures, etc.) and have optimized core materials for all marine applications. This year at METSTRADE, next to our product highlights and services for the marine market, we will also present some interesting marine applications that are lighter than ever.

Diab offers industry-leading competence together with the broadest range of stronger, lighter and smarter structural core materials and kitting solutions.

Marinetek

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“Our main reason for exhibiting at METSTRADE is meeting with our partners and establishing new business relationships. It’s also a great opportunity to present our projects and opportunities and to learn about new trends in the maritime world."

At this year's METSTRADE we will present new projects and innovations that we are working on. Our target audience are the owners of marinas, seaports and community ports, as well as hotel owners who want to invest in nautical tourism. METSTRADE is a major trade fair where we’re able to meet with other companies in our branch and discuss possibilities of cooperation.

Marinetek is a recognized name for the marina construction industry and offer advanced floating solutions, like concrete, steel, aluminium and timber pontoons, break waters and marina equipment.

Marlow

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"Being able to see customers face-to-face again now that travel has started to open up is something we really look forward to at this year’s METSTRADE."

COVID lockdowns were difficult mainly due to disrupted supply of raw materials and managing our factory staff while our sales managers worked remotely. The market slowed down a little for us but as we have global representation, we were able to keep sales at a reasonable level as when one market closed down another one would open up. What we are looking forward to most at this year's METSTRADE is being able to see customers face-to-face again.

Marlow Ropes supplies rope for running, rigging and mooring applications on all vessels from dinghies to superyachts. They also provide a wide range of lines for extreme sports such as windsurfing and kitesurfing.

Opacmare

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“We consider METSTRADE as the number 1 top-notch marine exhibition and think we cannot miss such an important worldwide showcase. Just like previous years, we will introduce many interesting innovative products for the nautical market at this year’s show."

We target the most important shipyards all over the world. Being at METSTRADE and the SuperYacht Pavilion, might open up possibilities to implement new strategies to become more attractive to visitors. Just like in the previous years, we will introduce many interesting innovative products for the nautical market at this year’s METSTRADE in November.

Opacmare are specialised in design and manufacturing of all on-board complex movement mechanisms (hatches, garage door opening systems, cranes etc. widely using hydraulic and mechatronic systems).

Rondal

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"Our biggest challenge during the pandemic has been the lack of face-to-face contact with our network. As a superyacht spar- and component maker, we believe it is crucial for us to fully understand the ‘Why?’ of each and every project."

METSTRADE offers us the perfect opportunity to connect with leisure marine industry professionals. The show provides a unique platform for engaging in conversations with our network about industry trends, developments – and, of course, a platform to generate new business. This year, we will showcase our latest winch and hatch designs, among other exhibits, and we are looking forward to meeting (new) clients and friends.

Rondal was founded in 1976 and has a deeply engrained tradition to design, engineer and build some of the world’s best composite spars and components for the industry’s most outstanding superyachts.

Vedder

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“As the business we are in is driven by people, we believe that using the METSTRADE platform as a communication and networking tool is the best use of it.”

Our main target audience are the refit and new build yards as well as owners representatives. The Superyacht Pavilion provides the perfect setting to network and to get the latest insights of the industry. METSTRADE is one of the two shows that we exhibit at and we feel it provides the platform to meet with the main players in the marine industry.

Vedder is the reliable, innovative partner delivering turnkey solutions for the most luxurious and ambitious new build or refit projects. It operates in a global network with leading companies in the industry and is specialized in creating unique living spaces on land, at sea and in the air; worldwide.

Webasto

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“METSTRADE is a unique place to meet marine actors from all over the world. We hope to be able to shake hands again with customers from all over the world in the unique marine atmosphere of METSTRADE.”

METSTRADE is a unique place to meet marine actors from all over the world. We mainly aim to meet customers or prospects acting in shipyards, marine importers or retail companies. This is a very dense and effective show concentrated in just three days. In addition, for us it is also the occasion to have our worldwide marine team together.

Webasto, expert in thermal management, roof & electromobility systems, and Indel Webasto Marine, the leading system supplier for high quality galley equipment, offer innovative solutions for marine applications.

Wessex

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“As a company we are looking forward to the return of face-to-face interactions with our customers and contacts in the marine industry. At this years METSTRADE we will be showcasing the latest developments and long-standing virtues of our product ranges.”

Through the pandemic we have faced several challenges - raw material shortages and unprecedented price rises. Couple this with the global shipping crisis, this has required some careful consideration from our team. During the peak of these challenges, we adjusted production schedules moving some products to a manufacturer to order basis for short periods rather than making finish products for stock. Throughout, we have maintained supply to all customers ensuring their satisfaction.

Wessex Resins & Adhesives Ltd. is a specialist formulator and manufacturer of epoxy systems.

WhisperPower

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“Online video calling will never replace face to face meetings which are very important to understand what our clients need and to explain what we can offer. That’s why we are looking forward to meet again with our partners and potential clients at METSTRADE 2022.”

Our target audience are in first instance the OEM clients. Boatbuilders, engineers, purchasers who are looking around for the best products and solutions to make their boats better and smarter. METSTRADE is the place to be to meet with nearly everyone who is active in the marine market. A great opportunity each year again to showcase our brand and products.

WhisperPower is offering smart and green power systems for on board power supply. They offer generators, power inverters, chargers, Lithium and lead batteries, alternator systems, solar power, and all related installation parts including remote monitoring.

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