Mark Nel meeting the Mayor of Bordeaux at the COFREND 2014 Exhibition at the Palais des Congrès
An informal invitation from Anne-Marie Roy, vice president of the French Federation for NDT (COFREND) in 2013 at
the BiNDT exhibition resulted in Technology Design presenting its products as an independent exhibitor at the
COFREND exhibition at the Palais des Congrès, Bordeaux in May 2014. The prime location of TD’s booth ensured a
steady progression of visitors from many industrial sectors and countries including several French speaking North
African regions. Somewhat apprehensive at the possible language barrier the exhibition team found that most visitors
managed quite well to communicate even in the absence of a conversationally common language.
The TD Corrosion Mapping Kit, compatible with all TD’s ultrasonic
acquisition systems, generated more interest than expected: the
concept of simple contactless scanner mechanics gained attention from
both the composites and process plant industry representatives. TD’s
user friendly software and simple yet powerful analysis tools for Phased
Array, ToFD and Corrosion Mapping were a strong point of discussion.
New contacts and relationships were forged, old acquaintances were
renewed and existing customers were eager for information about
different TD products and future possibilities. France is firmly in our
sights for wider exposure and a bright future.
Technology Design Ltd