A little more than a month after the trade fair shut its doors, the time has come to work out the initial bottom line. Taking part in the event yielded a number of positive results for Giorik, enabling us to consolidate relations with our existing customers and to make some interesting new contacts. Despite the prevailing negative economic climate, Host still attracted some 133,000 trade visitors from 162 different nations and therefore, as a company, we still consider it offers an ideal opportunity to match up supply and demand. Much interest was shown, across the board, in the latest product to make its debut at the show, the KOMPATTO range of ovens. As the name implies, this is a range of ultra-compact ovens that immediately made a big splash as the only ovens of this type to be fitted with a boiler. They were much appreciated by visitors to the show, not only for their lack of bulk, but also for their high performance delivered by the patented functions they share with their big brother Steambox. These include a steam generating system with a new instant steam generator, the humidity control Meteo System that makes possible constant monitoring of the climate within the cooking chamber and the Steamtuner system (patent pending) for adjusting the moisture level in the steam, thus controlling the actual QUALITY of the steam. These are all innovations that make the products on offer from this company stand out from all the rest brought to market by our numerous competitors, enabling us to overcome the problems that have also affected this business sector.