REHACARE is the international trade fair for self-determined living. Again this year it offers its exhibitors a wide range of possibilities to exchange experiences and to do business. We asked some of them what makes REHACARE so interesting for companies.
Flexyfoot Ltd. from the UK (4/C34) produces special walking sticks and crutches with a very flexible and stable foot providing security and comfort. David Goodwin, CEO, has come to REHARCE for five years, ever since he has the company. Thanks to REHACARE as an international trade fair he managed to aquire costumers now in over 20 countries. For him REHACARE means: contacts, contacts, contacts!
Delichon Ltd. (4/B07) is an expert in producing special buggies. The company tries to find customers for their German distributors and more distributors for other countries here. After three times as an exhibitor at the UK Pavillion they have their own booth now. CEO Martin Davy praises the atmosphere and the wide corridors in the exhibition halls. "At the British trade fairs our customers cannot try out the buggies because there is not enough space." For him REHACARE means fun, friendliness and hard work.
Levo AG (5/G33) shows its new development Summit in the sector of standing roller seats. CEO Michael Schwarz tells us that Levo has regularly been at REHACARE since 1992: "REHACARE is the meeting point for industry visitors and representatives. It is very diverse and international. That is the reason why we always come back with pleasure." For Michael Schwarz REHACARE is charaterized by the words informative, well-organized and attractive.
Peter Herrmann, CEO of Bemotec GmbH, presents the only electric rolling walker on the market in hall 5/C15. His company is at REHACARE for the third time. He is very happy with the feedback: "So far we sell our products in three other countries, but this surely will change after this REHACARE. REHACARE is not just a trade fair for the industry. It is international, familiar and future-oriented. We as Swabians especially appreciate the familiar athmosphere."
odWebTV (5/C03) is a young company which exhibits at REHACARE for the second time. Markus Klose, customer consultant, says: "Our booth grows every year." The company hopes for good new contacts and wants to arrest attention with their products. odWebTV develops products which can be used for advertising in every business. At the moment these are especially health care supply stores. "At the REHACARE all branches from the sector aids are present. That is our target group."
dot comes from South Korea and has developed the first braille smart watch. They present it at booth 5/B10. Eric Ju Yoon Kim (CEO) is with his Company at REHACARE for the first time. "The real interesting topic of REHACARE is that here are a lot of people working in the same industry. For me REHACARE is the place where are no disabilities."
Bernhard Bornitz, managing director of Vakuform (4/D20), has been to REHACARE for twelve years with Vakuform. Vakuform's products combine vacuum technology with ultraflexible, skin-friendly neoprene material. "At REHACARE we meet our foreign customers and of course we want to establish new contacts. At the moment we are in talks with an Argentinian company." The internationality and the size of REHACARE are very special to him. He describes the REHACARE as: international, significant and informative.
RNC's primary customers are institutions. They offer special furniture for care. "We have been an exhibitor at REHACARE for more than 15 years. It is close to our location Neuss. At REHACARE, our customers have the possibility to visit us," explains Volkmar Jung, managing director of RNC. Especially he praises the good coordination of the stream of visitors. He explains the benefits of REHACARE: "The interest of the retailers is very high and we establish many international contacts."
Mauro Carneiro shows us a special stair lift that adresses especially children with its design at the booth of Thyssen Krupp (3/D68). It should also give people who use it a better feeling. "Caring about people" is for him the motto of REHACARE. "We want to help people to design their life at home in a better way. Here we can talk to our customers and we understand what they need. After that we can develop solutions based on their needs," Mr. Carneiro explains. "That is the reason why have been at REHACARE for 10 years now."
At booth B67 in hall 3 we meet Cem Kilinc, the manager of the Adeli Medical Center. The clinic in Slowakia offers intensive rehabilitation facilities for children and adults with neurological diseases. "The REHACARE is well-organized and a magnet for affected persons. Furthermore we can invite our German customers to visit us." To him, REHACARE is a serious medium to present the clinic and to be nearer to the people who need help.