“Profi Service Tage 2017” trade fair in Frankfurt

12. Dec 2017 | Services

The major trade fair organised by the Coparts purchasing association, the “Profi Service Tage“, took place in Frankfurt on the week-end of 24 to 26 November. Not just for us, but for many other exhibitors as well, the “Profi Service Tage” represented the absolute highlight at the end of a long year of trade fairs. But the exhibitors showed no signs of weariness: everyone was highly motivated and willing to give their all again at the end of the year. And for the #herthundbussteam, this trade fair had the advantage of being on home territory. Normally we are on the road visiting events and trade fairs in towns and cities throughout the whole of Germany. So it made a pleasant change to have the last trade fair of the year taking place in our area.

Setting-up the “Profi Service Tage”

All went well thanks to the efforts of our trade fair construction team. Everything got going on the Wednesday. My job: To deliver the vehicle. Because of the lack of space available, it can sometimes be a really tricky business trying to park our Field Service bus at our trade fair stand amidst the hustle and bustle of the ongoing preparations. And all the exhibitors made it a hive of activity again this time. But with a bit of care and lots of manoeuvring, our Field Service bus ended up exactly where it was supposed to be. At that moment the trade fair stand was still not recognisable as such. However by the time we arrived the following day for the acceptance procedure it was a completely different picture. The stand was finished and everything was perfectly prepared.

Profi Service Tage Frankfurt 2017 Herth-Buss Werkstatt-Buddies trade fair

Our “Profi Service Tage 2017” trade fair stand

Off we go!

For the first time we had the chance to set up our stand in Hall 3 of the enormous exhibition centre in Frankfurt. Things got going on the Friday with the business partners talking a relaxed stroll around the show. A further highlight of the “Profi Service Tage” was that there were nine of us from Herth+Buss at the trade fair. It is always a pleasure to meet up with so many colleagues on such occasions, as we rarely get to see one another on account of our work. Excellent management on the part of the organisers and wonderful visitors ensured the success of the trade fair. The dealers, workshops and exhibitors all put on a great show.

Day 2

At 9 a.m. on the Saturday it was time for the workshops to get started. That included us, the workshop buddies from Herth+Buss, setting off on a tour of the exhibition to gain inspiration from all the various stands. There were plenty of new things to see, and talks took place at a highly professional level. Despite the large number of visitors, the atmosphere was relaxed and there was no pushing and shoving. We were surrounded by a sea of satisfied faces. Amidst a large crowd, we too were able to hold productive talks that were at the same time critical, fascinating and also complimentary. The Sunday carried on much the same. The week-end as a whole was a pleasant and successful, albeit strenuous experience.

Profi Service Tage Frankfurt 2017 Herth-Buss Werkstatt-Buddies trade fair

It was all go here

A fitting farewell

All good things are tinged with sadness! And Lothar Riedel from Martika in Backnang was the reason for it on this occasion. Who? “Lothar” of course. No, not the most-capped German footballer! The other Lothar, the one who gave so much to the industry with his commitment, friendliness, personality, knowledge and his leadership of a great bunch of workers. We hope you will enjoy your hard-earned retirement, Lothar, and find it just as rewarding as your professional life. I am not going to say that the industry will miss you, because that sounds so final! On the contrary, we look forward to seeing you again – on your motorbike or for a good meal.

I would like to thank all our customers, our field service team and my colleagues. I am looking forward to next year and hope it will be just as interesting, exciting and successful as this year! Click here for more trade fair reports.

Profi Service Tage Frankfurt 2017 Herth-Buss Werkstatt-Buddies trade fair

Best regards from Jens from Herth+Buss and his mate P.T.
– the “Werkstatt-Buddies”.