Clearview National July 2016 - Issue 176 - Page 22

INDUSTRYNEWS SAVING THOUSANDS FOR FABRICATORS Plastivision 2017 19th - 23rd January 2017, Mumbai, India »»PLASTIVISION 2017 IS the 10th edition of the key Indian plastics show. The exhibition, which is held every 3 years, covers over 60,000 square metres of the fair ground and is expected to feature over 1200 exhibitors and is attended by over 100,000 visitors from 40 countries. The fair is organised by an Indian plastics trade association called All India Plastics Manufacturers’ Association (AIPMA), a member of Plastindia Foundation, which is a patron of the show. The British Plastics Federation (BPF) bid to UKTI for grants on behalf of the UK exhibitors towards the cost of stand at Plastivision 2017 and has received confirmation that a limited number of grants of £2,500 is available to eligible companies. Grants will be allocated on first come first serve basis. At Plastivision the BPF will be coordinating the UK Pavilion using a private contractor to build the enhanced stands to ensure a strong visual presence at the show. ‘attended by over 100,000 visitors from 40 countries’ The BPF is offering UK companies the opportunity to exhibit within the British Pavilion, providing companies with an excellent, high profile and cost-effective way to explore and increase exposure in this exciting market. »»INDUSTRY-LEADING competent persons scheme, Assure, is now able to offer certification services alongside its many existing benefits. As an official, trusted, UKAS-accredited certification body, Assure is unique in being able to offer this service direct to customers. Technical and Compliance Manager, Austin Greene, explains: “Assure is proud to support the industry with a host of services when it comes to certification. Whatever profile you use, we can advise on the best way to ensure that products and services are officially certified, giving your customers peace of mind and helping make sure you’re ready for anything the industry throws at you. Document Q has already established that all doors on new build properties must be certified. This is aslo a great offering for fabricators who feel they may be paying too much elsewhere. “Assure Certification Services will be able to offer certification of windows, doors, glass units, CE Marking, SBD and more. Assure membership is not a requirement of using our certification services. “For those who are yet to ‘do anything’ about certification, it’s an ideal route. Increasingly these companies will lose out on work to others that have all the appropriate certifications.” Contact Justyna Elliott at BPF on 0207 457 5001 or CREDIT AND FINANCIAL INFORMATION PIVOTAL »»ASTRASEAL, WHO IS IN THE second year of its partnership with Insight Data, has revealed how Insight’s cloudbased CRM system, Salestracker, has helped them to improve productivity by forming comprehensive sales strategies. Zac Nedimovic, Sales and Marketing Manager at Astraseal, commented; “The system’s numerous features have been pivotal with the credit and financial information taking centre stage.” Astraseal specialises in manufacturing PVCU and aluminium windows, doors and conservatories. It has been able to see a successful integration of Salestracker into its 22 » JUL 2016 » CL EARVI E W- UK . C O M Zac Nedimovic, Sales and Marketing Manager daily routine, which has resulted in better performance from their sales teams. “The influence Salestracker has had on my team is excellent, the financial information is invaluable, it optimizes them to achieve the best results they possibly can, stopping them from wasting time chasing potential bad payers. Information such as credit ratings and CCJ’s is brilliant when forming strategies to target prospects” added Zac. Salestracker combines over 50,000 trade and commercial sales leads with a powerful online portal and a fully integrated CRM system allowing for a more efficient and cost effective way of lead generation and customer acquisition. In the new update, ‘Salestracker 3.5’, users can check a prospect or customer’s credit rating, CCJ’s and turnover. Email