R+T Stuttgart 2018
Focus of the trade fair planning
The R+T trade fair has been an integral part of GfA's corporate planning for more than 40 years. Next year’s trade fair will be used primarily to introduce the new ELEKTROMATEN SE 8.60 FI with the compact SG40 gearbox. In 2015, we have already shown prototypes and won an innovation prize. In the meantime, we have further developed the product to series maturity. For example, we have planned a new production line including an assembly hall. The assembly hall is currently under construction at the Düsseldorf site (read more about this). At the R+T in February 2018, we will launch the new drive unit for spring-balanced sectional doors. A distinctive feature of the SE 8.60 FI is the integrated frequency inverter technology with the well-known advantages of speed control as well as a very smooth door travel – all in an extremely compact design. In addition, GfA engineers have developed a new connection concept for the drive unit, the XES connecting cable. This allows a time-saving electrical installation with plug-and-play. In addition to the new drive unit, the entire current product range will be on display at GfA's stand.
After-sales services are of immense importance
GfA's after-sales services will play another significant role in 2018. Value-added services are becoming increasingly important in competitive markets. To take this into account, we will expand our existing strengths further. At the last R+T, we launched our new website. An important part of the site is the customer area, the GfA-Portal, where we offer a variety of advantageous customer services. Among other things, installation instructions in 18 languages are available for download and customers can track their orders. Another service allows the management of selected door control data (by using the GfA-Stick or GfA+ App). With this service, optimal documentation as well as the planning of initial installations and service operations at the door are possible. We want to present the complete range of services in time for the trade fair with the objective of convincing even more customers of their advantages.
In 2018, GfA will again participate in the R+T Innovation Prize with a new development. We have submitted an innovative solution for pre-tensioning drive chains in the door area. In November 2017, our entry qualified for the final round.
Stand position and further questions
Visit us at Stand C41 in Hall 8 (Alfred Kärcher Hall). The foreign subsidiaries and partners will also be back in 2018. Please contact your sales representative if you have any questions about GfA's trade-fair appearance.
We look forward to your visit.