The buzz in and around the showroom was exciting; visitors were joining in with the demonstrations, networking amongst themselves, and truly enjoying hearing about the next generation of chemical-free machinery. It’s fair to say, the very first SPA Power Machinery Open Day can be hailed a success, something which seemed an impossible dream to the team at SPA, when at 6:30am as the heavens opened…
An hour later and the first visitor was welcomed in. The open plan design between the warehouse presentation and showroom proved to be a huge success.
One added benefit SPA had not anticipated from the day was the natural networking that developed amongst the visitors. Everyone was interacting and capturing the opportunity to demonstrate machines not just with the team at SPA, but with each other as well.
Demonstrations were being carried out by Simon on a derelict area of block paving that had been overrun with weeds, moss and debris. Simon showcased a range of machinery including the Westermann Weed Ripper, Westermann Moss Brush and Cubb Weed Brush. Once satisfied, the visitors made the short trip back to the showroom to talk more about how these machines can upgrade their business.
The conversations flowed and all centred around one major point. Understanding that these machines are the next generation alternative to pressure washing is vital if you want your business to excel into the next decade. In just over 3 months 2020 will be here. The time for using chemicals and gallons of water to clean hard surfaces is in the past. Large contracts such as Councils and Housing Associations are imposing bans on the chemical usage, and looking for environmentally friendly options where possible.
At times, there is apprehension towards new machines entering the industry. Not this occasion. The need for a machine such as the Westermann has been there for a long time, numerous manufacturers have tried with little success. Each time the same mistake is made, attempting to create a ‘one-size fits all machine’ at a suitable price point. Quite simply, is not possible as no job is the same.
- Uneven surfaces
- Thick weeds
- Delicate stone
- Tight corners and kerb edges
- Narrow pathways
- Steep inclines…..
The list of variables goes on and this is why Westermann have exceeded expectations. They understand the issues at hand. They create machines designed for the variety of job requirements, each with a unique solution. For instance, the Westermann Weed Ripper will rip thick overgrown weeds out of the surface in one pass, typically an area that hasn’t been treated for years, whereas the Westermann Moss Brush will remove moss and brighten up any hard surface. An understanding that was shared on the demonstrations.
Evening approached and as our last few visitors left just before 7pm the success of the day was clear to see. The team at SPA encompass a genuine belief in the products they provide and knew that people who joined them would witness exactly what they meant when they say “The next generation alternative to pressure washing is here”
Laurie Anthony, Director at SPA Power Machinery commented “The instant feedback we received was wonderful with people genuinely delighted with not just the products and service but also the day in general. A hot cup of tea and slice of cake is one thing, successful demonstrations is another. But the chance to interact and engage with fellow professions is invaluable. I’d also like to say a huge thank you to all of our staff on the day as well as Wayne Jenner from Verdego who voluntarily answered questions throughout the entire morning on how he uses the Westermann range to generate business.”
Plans are in place already to host a 2020 open day.