At VAC we have continually promoted the retrofit market with ads in industry magazines and our retrofit brochure. Why? Here are just a few points.
1.Typically higher margins
2.Can open opportunities into a plant that you are currently not selling valves.
3. Saving customer headaches due to lead time and price point from originally supplied positioner.
4. You will walk by more valve packages in the field than you will ever sell.
Last year we had a retro fit picture contest in which very few people entered pictures. We want to try it again with a bigger prize and clearer definition of what VAC is looking for. VAC is looking for a BEFORE and AFTER picture of a retro fit application. A retro fit application is a valve package with a valve, actuator, and positioner. The BEFORE picture MUST include a competitors positioner, then the AFTER picture should include the VAC positioner on the same valve and actuator in the BEFORE picture. We will also need the serial number that is associated with the VAC positioner, this will help us keep track and not allow someone to use the same positioner on several different pictures. VAC would prefer to get a "real world" picture, in other words a picture that comes from a plant, that is why we will give 5 points for each submission that comes from a plant setting. Below is an example of a 5 point submission, first picture is a cylinder actuator with competitors product, then the same cylinder with a V200. However, we understand that a lot of retrofits are done in shops, that is why we will award 1 point per entry when a submission comes from a shop.
You must have a total of at least 15 points in order to win the prize. So for example if you submitted 2 plant pictures and 5 shop pictures that would be a total of 15 points and you would be eligible to win the prize.
The winner is the one with the most points. The prize will be a $1,000
gift card to either Best Buy, Golf Galaxy or Cabelas. The winner will get to decide which store they want their gift card from. We will announce the winner in September. The cut off date to submit pictures is August 31st. You can submit pictures and serial numbers to Retrofit
. If you have any questions please contact us at 205.678.0507.