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tyre wholesaler making their first appearance at the show, their primary
As far as the way forward is concerned Hedley Judd went on to suggest that
objective being to introduce and promote their private brand, Gremax, in
as an expo the show could be better used as a platform for the education
South Africa and the African continent and in the hopes of appointing suitable
and improvement of processes and the facilitation of efficiencies in the tyre
distributors in as many African countries as possible.
“The show was highly successful for us in furthering our profile in South Africa.
“Although this would take time to gain traction (pun intended), I believe this
Global Tap is still in its infancy stage, so for us, attendance at the show was well
type of format would be far more beneficial to the “local” attendees in the
worth the effort,” said Daniel Eng, Export Director.
future,” he concluded.
Conson Sia, MD of Stamford Tyres South Africa concurred: “The show was
And according to Alida Mouton of CFP Tyres and Executive Member of
an essential development in Stamford’s growing presence within the South
TIASA, if compared to other international shows, the only way Tyrexpo
African tyre and wheel market,” he said.
Africa will be successful in the long run will be if the local manufacturers come to recognise and support it.
But Pieter Kruger, TIASA Chairman, did not share their enthusiasm. He said: “As to whether Tyrexpo Africa can add real value is difficult to say as some of
She said: “This will definitely provide the show with greater substance whilst
our members might agree that it has. Personally, I do not think so. The show
also attracting the support and participation of larger imported brands.”
has never achieved what it was intended to achieve.”
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