Terex MPS welcomed over 80 distributors to their highly successful Americas Distributor Conference and Equipment Expo in Oklahoma City, USA, from 15 – 18 October, 2018.
The Distributor Event was over a three-day period, with a ‘Welcome Reception and Registration’ on the first evening, a full day conference for the second day and entertainment in the evening, and training sessions, an Equipment Expo and facility tour on the third day.
During the full day conference, attendees received business and departmental updates, which included an overview of advancements, latest innovations and new distributor tools. The afternoon was dedicated to Product Innovation and sharing Product Roadmaps—with breakout sessions led by Product Managers Ed Sauser, Chris Reed and Wayne VanAntwerpen—to inform distributors of the Canica, Cedarapids and Simplicity Modular, Portable and Static Strategy product innovations up until 2020.
In the evening, the distributors and Terex MPS Team Members celebrated and relaxed with ‘Jazz Fun’—jazz music and great food at the Bourbon Street restaurant.
The morning of day three focused on the progress made on the Terex MPS Training Academy, in particular the E-Learning platform and Sales Training modules. Product Managers undertook three sales training sessions:
- Why Modular?
- The industry leading LJ-TSV screens and why they are better than the competition
- The differences between Terex MPS TC cones and MVP cones
The afternoon saw an Equipment Expo, which showcased the latest Terex MPS innovations, including a demonstration of the Common Control Module with a three machine set up, and the NEW CRH1111R. The CRH1111R plant is a result of distributor and customer surveys which requested improved transportability, larger screen capacity, and low maintenance electric components compared to other equipment in this class.
The plant is smaller and more transportable with its three-axle suspension compared to the longer, heavier, four-axle CRH1313R plant. This new plant features the TI4143 impact crusher and a 5x16 2-deck-inclined screen. The crusher is hydraulic clutch driven direct from a 350hp Scania diesel. All other components are electric driven from the 150kw generator. With its large screen, wide conveyors, and low maintenance electric driven components, this is a highly productive, high-value plant.
In total, the Equipment Expo displayed 10 machines, demonstrating the breadth of product portfolio, the brands and modular, portable and static strategy. By each machine was an equipment specialist, who spent time delivering the unique selling points of each machine to the distributors. Finally, the Expo included a Wear Parts Display, overseen by Troy Hartman, Business Development Manager, Wear Parts – MP.
There has been a great deal of development and improvement at the Terex OKC facility, where the Cedarapids Modular and Portable Plants are manufactured. Jason Ellis, Operations Manager and his team gave the 80 distributors a detailed facility tour, which focused on the quality and testing procedures now in place.
David Quail, Business Line Director for the Americas & Australia said, “Our Americas Distributor Forum was an important event to engage with our distributors, to talk, listen and understand each other, and ultimately drive our shared businesses forward together. We had a full team of Marketing, Sales, Aftermarket, Technical and Engineering staff on hand throughout the event to facilitate this. Our distributor network is without doubt one of our strongest assets. It is important for us to share with them our passion and knowledge for our products.
A big thank you goes out to the Marketing Team: Global Marketing Director - Philippa Fisher and Marketing Engineer - Matthew Hull; OKC Operations Manager - Jason Ellis and his OKC MPS Team, and the entire MPS team who attended this event and worked so hard and put in many long days in the build-up and during the event to ensure its success.”
Special recognition was given to Vicki Hochstetler, who retires at the end of this year after 46 years of dedicated service. Thank you Vicki, from all at Terex MPS. Together We Rock!