Mirella Engelhardt and Ursula Lopez (not pictured) welcome a large number of visitors at the iCON Trade Fair Booth.

After several co-operations and shared booths in the past, iCON International Service GmbH was able to present its own stand for the first time at the “transport logistic” trade fair in Munich in May 2015.

“The trade fair was an overall success for our company,” Achim Bunke (iCON CEO) proudly said, as iCON was able to establish contact with many valuable members of the industry that were present at the fair. These include representatives from the areas transport & port management, intra- and warehouse logistics, supply chain management, and IT & telematics.

iCON Double Side Door Container als Messe Stand Container

iCON – 20ft Double Side Door Trade Fair Container

Aber nicht nur im Transportbereich erfreut sich dieser Container wachsender Beliebtheit, auch für Spezialeinsätze wird immer häufiger nach Side-Door-Containern gefragt, weiß Vertriebsmitarbeiterin Mirella Engelhardt. „Erst kürzlich haben wir solch einen Container verkauft, der für die Road-Show eines namhaften Tennissport Herstellers zum Einsatz kam“, – lassen sich doch die geöffneten und faltbaren Seitentüren als zusätzliche Präsentations- und Werbefläche nutzen. Das Einsatzfeld dieses Spezialcontainers ist weit.

Erfreulich war auch der rege Besucherstrom über die 4 Tage, der es uns ermöglichte neben den vielen neuen Kontakten auch die guten bestehenden Beziehungen zu vertiefen. Auf dem Außengelände waren wir zwar der Laune des für München untypisch wechselhaften Mai Wetters ausgesetzt. Bei den plötzlich auftretenden Regenschauern, bot unser Container aber auch immer wieder vom Wetter überraschten Besuchern trockenen Unterschlupf. Bei einem guten heißen hanseatischen Kaffee ergab sich manches ungeplante Gespräch.

Die Eindrücke und konkreten Ergebnisse dieser Messerfahrung bestärken uns darin, weiter mutig nach vorn zu gehen und uns mit unseren Produkten und Dienstleistungen zu präsentieren. Dies wird keine einmalige Erfahrung bleiben.

Das gesamte iCON Team bedankt sich an dieser Stelle nochmals ganz herzlich bei allen Besuchern für den regen und intensiven Austausch – wir freuen uns bereits heute auf eine Fortsetzung.

iCON Messe Container auf der Transport Logistik Messe 2015

Mirella Engelhardt and Ursula Lopez (not pictured) welcome a large number of visitors at the iCON Trade Fair Booth

Container Tracking in Ecchtzeit

Example for real-time container tracking

The booth outside the exhibition center was able to attract a lot of attention thanks to the successful integration into a bright blue 20ft Double Side Door Container. A lot of visitors were interested in this special kind of container that distinguishes itself through its very flexible loading and unloading options. This is especially valuable to companies in the train business since forklifts can flexibly approach the container from two long-sides, i.e. the whole breadth. This allows for bulky or unwieldy goods to be loaded easily and quickly.

But the Side Door is not only becoming popular in transportation; it’s also highly sought after for special application, as Mirella Engelhardt (iCON sales representative) knows. “We just sold one of these containers to be used for the road-show of an established producer of tennis equipment.” The opened and foldable side doors can be used as an additional presentation and advertisement space.  The possible uses for this container are wide-ranging.

Thanks to the steady stream of visitors, we experienced four enjoyable days and were able to not only establish new contacts but also cultivate and strengthen existing relationships. We had set up our booth outside the exhibition center and the weather was uncharacteristically unsteady for May in Munich, so our container offered shelter to visitors who got caught in the showers that occurred rather suddenly. Many an unplanned conversation was had over a cup of good hot Hanseatic coffee.

The impressions and tangible results of this trade fair experience encourage our plan to keep moving forward and present ourselves with our products and services. This will not have been a one-time experience.
All of us here at iCON want to take this chance to say “Thank you” to each and every visitor for the animated and intensive exchange. We are already looking forward to future encounters.