EventsLove at first sight!

The start of the Tour in Italy and one happy owner of the first Zeres in Europe

On 14th of May, the ZERES TOUR 2014 started with our Italian sales partner IMG in Capriano del Colle (BS [Brescia]). Davide Bonfadini and his team greeted some 50 prestigious processing companies at the premises of IMG. It was occasioned by the project launch of the new electric Zhafir Zeres Series. “At the end of April, it was still on view in Shanghai at the Chinaplas but it’s already here with us now in Capriano. This Tour is exactly the right setting for showcasing the new series,” says Bonfadini full of anticipation. “The Zeres seems made for market demands in Italy: energy-saving, precise, dynamic, electric, and with integrated hydraulics for more than 70% of applications with core pull.” The Tour machine is equipped with a 4-cavity mold by Salomon, producing components made of PA6+GF for ski binding. “I see great potentials for this little sister of the fully electric and already successful Venus Series. It has inherited all the advantages of the Venus and as a bonus it still comes at a fabulous price”, says Davide Bonfadini, Head of IMG.

First Zeres to Northern Italy

At the end of the first day of the Tour, the team celebrated not only a successful Tour premier but also the order for the first Zeres in Europe. The happy owner of a ZE190/380 is Andrea Remonti, Head of S.L.A.M.P. S.R.L., located in Arcore, in Northern Italy. Remonti has been a customer for many years with already has 3 Venus and 3 Mars machines in his production. “The Zeres is in my opinion the perfect symbiosis of the Venus and the Mars, at a really attractive price. It continues to have electric precision for mold movement and injection. A hydraulics system has been integrated for the minor auxiliary axes. That’s exactly what I need. For a large number of my molds, for example, the reduction in pressure achieved by the hydraulic nozzle unit is very important. And with the integrated hydraulics, I also make additional savings in terms of set-up space”, the enthusiastic fan tells us.

In 2010,  Remonti already had the opportunity to visit the Haitian and Zhafir plants in China, when making one of his earlier machine purchases. He remembers: “When I look back to the unbelievable development and manufacturing potential, I am firmly convinced that Haitian International will continue to provide us processors even more leeway for investments in the future. I am a real fan of the new Zeres Series.”

Second Tour Station in Slovakia

Right at the end of the event, the Zeres was loaded onto the Tour truck and traveled on to the next stop, southwards to Civitanove Marche. Where the Zeres was presented to interested customers from central and Southern Italy. Here too, specific sales talks were held for more Zeres machines. “For months, our sales companies throughout Europe have been excited at the prospect of the launching of this product”, says Philippe Porret, Technical Director of Haitian Europe and the main person in charge of the Zeres Tour. “All in all, the first stage of the Tour was a complete success for the whole organizational team. I am already looking forward to the next stop in Slovakia, where we will present the Zeres as part of the Plastics Fair in Nitra”. Second Tour station will be in Nitra, Slovakia at the exhibition “International Engineering 2014”.