2016 in review

15 Dec 16

With 2017 almost upon us, we find ourselves saying goodbye on what was, by any gauge, an eventful year.

There is no doubt that 2016 brought its fair share of shocks and headlines, including Brexit and the US presidential election. While it remains to be seen how these events will affect the grand scheme of things (if at all!), we are looking forward to another amazing year here at B-Tech. In a year that has seen B-Tech AV Mounts make a global impression, particularly with System X, it is fantastic to see all our hard work, innovation and customer commitment be reflected by continued positive customer feedback along with a growing portfolio of prestigious installations around the world.

The beginning of the year certainly had our show team busy - with a highly successful ISE in Amsterdam soon followed by the Retail Design Technology Expo in London, this busy show schedule continued throughout the year. The System X range and other core professional products were then taken to a range of international exhibitions and training days in Cologne, Beijing, Seoul, Tokyo, Hong Kong, Singapore, Johannesburg, Madrid and finally ending at InfoComm MEA in Dubai. We always enjoy these great shows and preparations are well advanced for our return in early 2017.

Spring of 2016 saw us launch the new online configurator service for our System X range. Regularly updated, this handy tool proved to be an instant hit with our customers, who can now configure their own display mounting solution quickly and easily, and with a single part number. Such was the success of our new software, that it is now used by our key distributors on their company websites.

Here at B-Tech, we pride ourselves on our ability to quickly respond to new technological demands. Our in-house design team have lead the way in 2016, designing purpose-made products for the latest display technology including LG’s stunning 86-inch ultra-stretch display and Microsoft’s SurfaceHub. Furthermore, in response to the popularity of our BT8310 pop-out mount, we launched pop-out arms for use across the entire System X range.

Speaking of System X, I cannot review 2016 without mentioning our achievements at this year’s AV Awards. Claiming a "highly commended" accolade after the first full year of bringing System X to market was a fantastic achievement and one that fills us all with pride.

This year, B-Tech solutions have been more widely seen than ever before and from our offices and distribution centres in Barcelona, Berlin and Brussels for Europe, Dubai UAE for the MEA region, and Singapore, Vietnam and Ningbo for the APAC region, we are supplying to more markets all over the World.

We do our bit to spread that word, naturally, and it’s been great to see our social media channels growing in followers and activity from all around the world. If you’re not already doing so, please follow us on LinkedIn and Twitter for updates and info on our products and people.

As we prepare to turn the corner into 2017, be assured that B-Tech have no intention of resting on our laurels! Large scale developments are currently ongoing at our central UK HQ and, with new offices underway and a stunning new showroom now completed, there is plenty to be excited about.

On behalf of all B-Tech staff, and from our offices around the globe, I send sincere thanks for your business throughout 2016. May I wish you a very merry Christmas and a happy, healthy and prosperous 2017,

See you on the other side,

Matt Bennett

CEO B-Tech International Group of Companies


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