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Delcam reseller SEACAM enjoys successful Feira da Mecanica

The SEACAM stand at the Fiera da Mecanica attracted more enquiries than expected

Delcam’s Brazilian reseller, SEACAM, was in positive mood following the Feira da Mecanica exhibition held in Sao Paolo last month. The company reported higher than expected interest across the entire range of Delcam’s CAM programs – PowerMILL for high-speed and five-axis machining, FeatureCAM for feature-based programming, PartMaker for Swiss-type lathes and turn-mill equipment, ArtCAM for artistic applications and the Delcam For SolidWorks integrated CAM system.

"I must admit to a level of pessimism before the exhibition, especially in terms of visitors that would be genuinely interested and would have the potential to invest,” admitted Alexandre Magdalon, Sales Director at SEACAM. "The results were quite different. We received enquiries from over 1,000 visitors. They came from a wide range of industries but were all genuinely interested in seeing new technologies, in discussing new projects, and in investing in software that could increase their productivity and improve their quality.”

One highlight of the stand was a series of videos from the Delcam.TV online television channel that were shown on screens around the stand. "As visitors walked by, they would stop by to watch the videos and would then be encouraged to step onto the stand to ask for further details,” reported Mr. Magdalon.

The change in mood was partly down to some recent measures introduced by the Brazilian government, which Mr. Magdalon feels will boost manufacturing in the country and so increase the demand for SEACAM’s CADCAM software and services. These include reduced interest charges for bank loans, devaluation of the Brazilian currency against the US dollar to help exports by Brazilian manufacturers, and some reductions in the taxes applied to vehicles and white goods in an attempt to stimulate internal spending.

"With the success of the exhibition and the growing confidence among Brazilian manufacturers, we are now expecting a far stronger second half of 2012,” concluded Mr. Magdalon.

11 June 2012

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