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Shows Galore!

Vertical Tabs

This year the Vixen team have been extremely busy attending multiple trade shows around the world. We first attended the Automechanika trade show in Birmingham, featuring the all new Vertical Alloy Wheel Lathe along with the Aqua Wheelblaster, Aquablast 1215 and a Jetwash 60 machine.

This trade show had a great audience, mainly within the automotive sector, which is a very popular industry for our machines. Whilst we were there, the Vixen team managed to create great relationships with existing and new customers who came along to see our stand. The Sales Engineers working the stand processed some parts and gave some great demonstrations.

 Once we returned to Vixen after the show had finished it was prepare prepare prepare. The next show coming up was the IMTS Show all the way in CHICAGO! But that didn’t stop us from featuring some great machinery. We shipped 4 machines to this show which were the Aquablast 1215, Aqua Wheelblaster, Stainless Steel Aquablast and the Vertical Wheel Lathe.

This show was huge! It had some amazing stands with even better technology. The image to the left was of a Robot serving drinks! At the IMTS Show, our distributors Rick Paul from and Randy Woodall from Fintec came along to our stand to see the Vixen team and also meet up with some of their own customers.


Chicago was a beautiful city with many sites to see. Although the team where extremely busy, they still managed to find the time to explore and enjoy some amazing restaurants. Just look at the view from the Signature Room Restaurant where the team enjoyed a magnificent meal!

After shipping all of the machines to their new homes (we sold every machine on the stand) it was time to pack up and leave. After a long flight home, it was only 2 weeks and then Aluminium 2018 was underway!


Aluminium 2018 was extra special to us as we took not only our standard washing, degreasing and blasting machinery but we also featured one of our bespoke machines the Robowash!

The Vixen Robowash machine is an automated washing machine complete with robotic arms. This machine was designed and manufactured in Vixen's state of the art factory in the North East of England. This particular machine is capable of achieving less than a 60 second cycle time, carrying out 3 processes while a part is being loaded/ unloaded.


This machine was extremely eye catching on the stand and brought in a lot of interest. The Aluminium Show again featured some great technology and had over 27,500 visitors! Out of all of the shows, Aluminium came out on top and it was such a great way to finish on a high after all of the trade shows that year.

If you want some more information on any of the machines mentioned above the please contact us on 01642 769333 or email

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