Date: October, 21 – 24, 2016
Address：National Convention Center (Shanghai)
MEI Awards World-wide Product Launch was held in Shanghai, which was in the same period with China International Hardware Show (CIHS). CIHS is claimed to be the second biggest hardware show. Its hall covers 150,000 m2 and attracts 3000+ exhibitors and ten thousands of visitors. CIHS is the barometre for the hardware market and indicates the industry trend.
With its booth in the CIHS tool hall, next to International Hall, MEI Awards committee brought top quality and excellent Chinese products to global buyers. Exquisite product description labels are created for each product. At this MEI product launch, top quality Chinese products with distinct highlights are gathered together at the show. These products include the Centering Base Plate-Double, which is awarded with the Top Winner of 2016 MEI Award. Its features are simple structure with reset precision 0.002mm and clamping power 24000N, which achieve the highest level in the hardware industry. Another is the 80000 BPH Ultra-High-Speed Blowing-Filling-Capping Combiblock, which is awarded with the Top Winner of 2015 MEI Award. This production line combines the blowing system, filling system and capping system in one integrated system, reducing several intermediaries such as transmission, empty bottle handling and storage processes, which improves packaging hygienic condition and reduces packaging ross-contamination.
For large machines that cannot be exhibited onsite, MEI committee uses posters, Chinese and English product labels, videos, and electronic and hard catalogs to fully present products’ highlights to visitors.
Feedback from Buyers
After carefully checking MEI winning products, most buyers show great interest to these high selected products from MEI committee. Non-profit MEI committee helps buyers greatly save time and energy in find and distinguishing good Chinese suppliers and products. They witness the change of China manufacturing from “Copy” to “Quality and Innovation”. Many Chinese manufacturers, like Huawei, Robam, and Midea, are exploring effective ways in brand establishment and advertising and achieved good improvement. These outstanding enterprises are samples for most Chinese manufacturers.
At this Shanghai product launch, the committee brings some construction-related products, such as new softwood for indoor and outdoor decoration, cables, locks, and ceramic solar panel. Buyers are delighted to see these because merely construction-related suppliers attended the hardware show. However, in actual scenarios, these products are closed tied together with hardware and tools.
The purchasing leader from the largest milk producer in Argentina stayed on the MEI booth for a long while. He queried products details about blowing-filling-capping combiblock, hand extruder, and ultrasonic smart pen. By learning that blowing-filling-capping combiblock from Newamstar Packaging Machinery Co., Ltd is the winner of 2015 MEI contest and Newamstar is the supplier for Coca Cola, Nestle, and C'estbon, the purchasing leader showed high expectation and even wanted to visit this factory at Zhangjiagang if the time was available. He stated that it was hard to find true high quality products and manufacturers and was so luck to know MEI awards so that lots of energy and costs will be saved in the future. With the help of MEI awards, buyers can directly cooperate with MEI winners and source for the entire supply chain.
Feedback from Chinese Suppliers
At the CIHS fair, MEI committee is also delighted to find many top quality Chinese products. For example, a foldable shovel contains a few gardening tool sets. Thanks to their enhanced versatility as shovels, weapons, camp tools, and even emergency axes and saws, the modest folding shovel has become a staple of life outside. A patented screwdriver artfully contains 30 bits in its body so that it is very convenient for users to carry the 30-in-1 screwdriver and easy to use. These manufacturers told us that there were various contests in China in recent years and they cannot tell which one is better and enjoys high authority in the industry. In addition to the contest, MEI awards committee also organized a series of activities to help winners to promote products and enhance manufacturing capabilities, for example, world-wide product launches, Top supplier visits, business forums, and manufacturing summits. The most shining point of this contest is that this contest is a totally non-profit contest. The MEI contest host “Focus Technology” wants to contribute a little to Chinese manufacturing transformation to Quality and Intelligence. Those suppliers who truly understand MEI are definitely desired to join this event.
On the other side, it is not too difficult to find many suppliers without the idea of design and brand. They only focus on the advantage of cheap prices. Accordingly, we can find that only few buyers visited their booth at the fair. If suppliers in the hardware and tools industry wants to survive in the competitive industry, they must improve product quality, optimize appearance and enhance capabilities.
It is reported that MEI Awards World-wide Product Launch in Dubai is the last stop on November in 2016. If you are interested in any MEI activities, please pay attention to the official website of MEI Awards (meiawards.org).