PANAMA CITY, Fla. — B&C Technologies unveiled its 2014 product line during the company’s recently held 2013 Sales Meeting here at its headquarters.
More than 100 guests and distributors were on hand as the curtain was drawn back on the extensive new product line. Revealed were several new machines, a new control program, new finishing equipment, and a new ozone system, B&C says.
The company says its new line “gives B&C the most comprehensive line from one single source in the industry.”
B&C President Bengt Bruce opened the two-day event by welcoming guests and giving a presentation on the 100-year history of washing machines. The modern 2014 product line was then unveiled to the appreciative gathering of distributors, customers and guests.
The hardmount washer-extractor line, the HE Series, offers models with capacities of 35, 45, 65, 85, and 110 pounds, while the HP Series of hardmount washer-extractors has 65- and 125-pound capacities.
The biggest change to the equipment line, according to B&C, was the introduction of all-new softmount machines.
Machine capacities available in the new SP line are 20, 25, 30, 40, 50, 65, 75, 110, 135, 165, and 195 pounds. Its design remains engineering-driven and made to be durable, affordable and reliable, the company says. The addition of the softmount line means that the company now has the largest range of machines available from one supplier, B&C claims.
Also announced during the sales meeting was the addition of the IF Series compact combination feeder-ironer-folder and a new small-piece folder. The new PF Series small-piece folder yields consistent, professional results, B&C says, and will be manufactured in its Panama City facility.
Along with the new equipment, B&C introduced a new 36/60 month warranty, as well as a new FM7 control. A newly redesigned website at www.bandctech.com will promote and support the enhanced equipment line.
After the meeting’s first day, attendees were treated to dinner at the Boatyard Restaurant on Grand Lagoon. Here, the 2012 B&C Distributor awards were presented, with Canada’s Image Distributors named top distributor for 2012 and receiving a cruise.
The following day, distributors and guests broke up into smaller groups and attended breakout sessions to gain a better understanding of all the new equipment, controls and website.