FESPA 2016 – World Wrap Masters in Amsterdam Netherlands
Thanks to the generous sponsorship of Avery Dennison and Mimaki the wrapping world tuned in to see the incredible competitors at FESPA 2016 – World Wrap Masters in Amsterdam Netherland. This year’s event brought in 26 skilled wrap installers from 15 different countries all over the world! Competing in several rounds, over 4 days, the group was gradually pared down to the final three… Ruan Greef representing Wrap-My-Ride in South Africa, Michael Szwacki out of the UK with MEK Wrap Squad and Jim Miller owner of Miller Decals from the United States.
The wrappers were all subjected to multiple wrap scenarios as they installed Avery Dennison film on various parts of the cars, created custom designs on motorcycle helmets and developed a unique wrap look for the surprise wooden clogs on the third day. Some absolutely amazing designs were created and Knifeless Tape was used in massive amounts.
Judging the competition were last year’s winner Kiss Lajos, John Duever and Justin Pate under the event organizer and head judge Ole Soleskin. Each judge stuck to a specifically developed pointing system as each competitor was scored during each round. The score sheets covered a variety of details from surface cleaning through final trimming while points were awarded from all three judges in independent review. The final result was a well run and systematic approach by industry professionals.
Ultimately, the final winner was Jim Miller from the United States crowned as the World Wrap Master Champion for 2016. Jim earned his trophy with a well fought and solid performance as he handled every challenge with speed, skill and consistency.
Congratulations to all of the competitors and a special thanks for everyone who made this such a successful event.