Back in May the sales team headed north, this time to Oslo the capital of Norway. We went expecting a cold northern climate but to our surprise the weather in Oslo was hotter than in Madrid. Unfortunately we¬†couldn’t take advantage of the wonderful weather as we spent the week in an exhibition hall! The purpose of the visit was to exhibit at the Underwater Defence Technology exhibition which was held in a town called Lillestrom about 18km north east of Oslo. This is not a huge exhibition like DSEI but it is very focused on submarine equipment and technology.

The purpose of the visit was to demonstrate our capabilities and to make contact with potential new customers, whilst also meeting and talking to existing customers and industry contacts. In both areas the exhibition was a success. We managed to have a very interesting conversation with the team from DCNS who are the largest naval ship builder in France. They have just been selected to design and build the new submarine for Australia which will be a flight of 12 boats based on their Short Fin Barracuda design. Their interest with Aish was with regard to our shared computing cabinets. Following a couple of emails sent since the show we are trying to arrange for them to visit Aish during the summer.

We also had detailed dialogue with the Australian team working on the Sea 1000 submarine project, regarding Aish providing the ICCP System. Again we have been in email communication since the show.

The exhibition gave us the opportunity to have meetings with the likes of Babcock, Thales and Atlas Elektronik, all of which expressed their interest to try to use Aish Capabilities to expand their offering to the market.