Big R/ReMaTecUSA: A bright future for reman
With 1400 attendees from 60 countries across the world, the organizers of the Big R/ReMaTecUSA remanufacturing show in Las Vegas describe the event as “a resounding success.”
With a strong focus on education and business development, the show attracted a dedicated audience of remanufacturing specialists. Companies like BorgWarner, Daewoo, Deutz, Ford, General Motors, Hitachi, John Deere, Mitsubishi, MTU and Volvo Trucks represented the growing number of Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) attending the event.
“We’re proud to see attendance growing, and the increase in OEMs visiting the show is a clear indication that the industry continues to move forward,” said Show Manager Niels Klarenbeek of RAI Amsterdam. In partnership with APRA, the Automotive Parts Remanufacturers Association, RAI Amsterdam, has co-organised Big R/ReMaTecUSA since 2014.
According to the organisers, the show saw a 30 percent increase in new exhibitors and 40 per cent international visitors. A further sign was the rise in visitors from Central and South America. These now account for some 10 per cent of the total visitor numbers.
“All of the first-time exhibitors were surprised at how well the show was attended and the remanufacturing focused audience,” said APRA President Joe Kripli, adding: “The long time reman-based exhibitors, who have supported the event throughout the years, were impressed by the show’s growth in such a short time.”
Preparations for the 2016 edition of the show are now in full swing, the organisers say. No less than 50% of exhibitors have announced their participation in 2016, when the show will be located at the Paris Hotel. “We are looking forward to be back on The Strip next year,” said Joe Kripli. ”Next edition marks APRA’s 75th anniversary and there will be surprises throughout the event that you won’t want to miss.”