More than eight out ten business who attended a recent automotive supply seminar are expecting to receive new business as a result of the meeting.
A total of 102 companies from the automotive supply chain visited the Autolink 2006 conference in Birmingham last month - some 500 individual meetings were held throughout the day.
Adrian Ellis, UK sales manager of Profil UK, a Leicestershire system supplier, which has pioneered customised, automated, feeding equipment, said: "We have been looking for this kind of event for some time. Our business is one hundred per cent automotive. When we wish to reach new customers in this segment by attending general exhibitions, very few OEM tier one or two suppliers attend. Autolink guaranteed one hundred percent automotive attendees."