I would just like to thank all the visitors to our stand at Ambiente 2017, that has made it the most successful of all times.
However, I must stress that the number of major companies from the EU block of Countries such as Germany and France, was quite disappointing. My own personal opinion is that most of the “Buyers” of these countries still believe that the only place to do business is in China; but what really worries me about Chinese imports is that they are often made without any tests for chemical migration.
This is a very simple test for checking to see that the steel does not contain any dangerous metals such as Lead.
When I mention this point to buyers, it seems that they want to close their ears to a very serious matter. But then that is their decision, and that of their company that they represent.
They also do not believe that a EU company can be as competitive as an Chinese company. Well I can assure you that we (EME) can!
As with every New Year, we will be exhibiting at both Ambiente and Homi 2017 Trade Fairs.
During both fairs we will be exhibiting our latest creations, and they are ALL “Made in Italy”. Unlike many of our competitors such as WMF and Robert Welch, and many other household brands, we manufacture 95% of our products, in our factory.
All our products are tested by qualified laboratories, and we do not “cheat” by supplying items for testing with qualified steel, only to use and supply cheap sub standard steel afterwards, which in documented cases has been found to contain some very unpleasant chemicals and metals.
But lets leave made in China and return to the fairs. We will be exhibiting 2 new coloured handle models that will support our present model “Napoleon”, a stainless steel model that will serve as an alternative to “Fuoco”, and a further 2 models that I will keep as a surprise.
So please try and find time to visit us at one of the fairs, a very European Company, with lots to offer to all tastes.
And let us not forget the service! No minimum order policy; and delivery within 10 to 14 days from confirmation of order. I bet the Chinese cannot offer such service.
I will be present at both fairs, so if you need more information or assistance, please do not hesitate to ask for John L Aldridge – Export Manager.
During a visit to London, I was walking along one of the many back streets of London that are so often unknown to the tourist, and to my surprise, on passing an antique shop, I saw an 18th early 19th century fork that caught my eye.
The fork in itself was nothing particular, and in fact it was probably a production reject as the bottom of the handle was unfinished, but the ferrule (the part that separates the steel from the handle) had something that I liked.
I could not resist it, I bought it immediately.
The fork stayed for many years in one of my draws, and being one of those “tidy, but untidy” persons, I nearly lost it more than once.
I have always been looking for a model that could support our Eme Napoleon cutlery model, without subtracting from it.
In creating Monna Lisa, I believe that the balance has been found, and I am very pleased with my creation.
The NRA has always been very close to my heart. What can be better than exhibiting at this great fair, in a great city like Chicago, and at a great conference centre that is McCormick Place.
To all the people planning to visit the Show, I would just like to ask them not to be afraid about importing from Europe. Eme has over 30 years of export experience, and we can find solutions to any logistics problem that you may have.
Eme is the largest manufacturer of flatware in Europe, and due to its massif investment made, Eme are able to combat even the Chinese manufacturers on price; while guaranteeing quality of product, fast lead times, and NO MINIMUM ORDERS!