Along with our sister company Rakem, Maker Industrial features prominently in the latest edition of Surface Coatings International to highlight our presence at this year’s European Coatings Show.

According to the SCI report it was an excellent time for Maker Industrial to launch at ECS because for the first time, the European Coatings Show attracted over 30,000 visitors making it the best one yet.
Figures show that the ECS saw an increase of approximately 1,500 from 2015, representing more than 100 countries – the highest international participation to date.
Exhibitor figures rose to a record figure of 1,135, an increase of 111 from the previous show, and comprised companies from over 40 countries. After Germany, China was most highly represented, followed by Italy, the Netherlands and the UK.
Keiran Rafferty MD of Maker said: “We are really pleased to feature in the journal following a great success in Nuremburg. As The Rakem Group feature on the front page it just goes to show that we are prominent ourselves within the industry and continue to grow. It was a fitting article following our launch at ECS.
“It was a great opportunity to discuss the issues of the day including the current difficulties facing the TiO2 and polymer industries.
“We offer fantastic partnerships to increase profitability and reduce costs for our clients. We have already booked for next year’s ECS and can’t wait.”

The ECS also set a record by attracting over 840 participants from approximately 50 countries. Exhibitor and visitor satisfaction levels saw 95% of exhibitors considering their participation a success, with 99% of visitors happy with their attendance.

Next year The Rakem Group will officially be promoting its brand-new sister company – Cemkem Ltd which supplies specialist additives to the dry bagged mortar industry and cementitious industries. It will be promoting various innovative products such as Lithkem – a novel replacement for lithium carbonate.

OCCA strives to devise and develop local programmes and major events and contribute to the management & running of the organisation in a number of ways.
It is an organisation run by its members, for its members and Rakem MD, Kevin Rafferty is an influential and active member.