Hello, Timers from around the world! The end of 2018 is approaching, and it is a great time to think about everything we have experienced this year, but also to set some new goals for the next year. At Macsha we will continue working on the development of innovative solutions to maximize the sport experience of our customers. New year, new challenges, new opportunities!
2018 was a year full of many events in all parts of the world — new disciplines, all types of races and of course, new challenges #WeTimeEverything.
The list of featured events this year is very extensive, but we will try to highlight five of them:
- London Sup Open
A great challenge together with our partner Race Timing Solutions. With the help of App World Tour and City Paddle Festivals, a World Championship has been combined with a large urban festival, generating an ideal day for both spectators and participants.
- Red Bull 400 Courchevel 2018
1000 warriors have overcome the hardest race in the world. The 2018 edition of the race was timed by our Timers Sportips.fr using Macsha technology.
- 25 Aniversario Enduro del Verano
The most important motorcycle and quads event in the world took place on February 23, 24 and 25, 2018 in Villa Gesell, Argentina. This year it celebrated its 25th anniversary, and Macsha was there for a twelfth consecutive time, represented by Pablo Maccarone, our CEO, the Timer responsible for the event ten years ago. An event that brings together the best national and international drivers, the most important brands, a loyal audience of more than 130,000 spectators and a record call of more than 1300 drivers.
- PRBM PCCM 2018
Pune Running Beyond Myself is the most significant physical event in the city. The race brought together more than 15,000 runners in its sixth edition! Great event timed by our expert Timer from Argentina: Matías Susco and Macsha India.
- 8ª Edición de la Carrera Molino del Rey
Macsha and Sports Promotion are present for a second consecutive year at the Molino del Rey race. President Enrique Peña Nieto participated in the eighth edition, organised by the Presidential General Staff.
2018 was a year of many milestones!
- Launch Macsha Brasil 🇧🇷
After several years, we were already aware of the challenges of the Brazilian market, but at the same time, we saw the enormous opportunity it presented. Thanks to the innovative spirit which defines Macsha and the help of our local partner Joao, we officially launched the first Macsha representation in Brazil, in the city of Curitiba!
- Open Systems 🔓
We made it possible for our customers to use One4All systems with the chip they want. Also, for those who would like to continue taking advantage of our after-sales services, we invite you to join the Macsha CLUB.
- New Partner in UK 🇬🇧
Macsha expanded its technology to the United Kingdom. We have partnered with Race Timing Solutions Ltd., a sports timing company and a recognised expert in the country. The potential of chip timing in the competitive British market is enormous. Nevertheless, there isn’t much choice in terms of UHF solutions. Race Timing Solutions Ltd. has used different timing technologies and knows what Timers need. Therefore, they chose Macsha’s technology thanks to its reliability and simple way of operating.
- New Partner in France 🇫🇷
We allied with Matsport, a company which we can take as a great example in the area of electronic timekeeping in France. Throughout the extensive experience of Matsport, they have been resellers of brands such as LYNX, IPICO, MICROGATE, FINISHLYNX. They have chosen Macsha as the preferred brand for UHF technology to serve the demanding French market.
At Macsha we keep innovating and working every day, to offer our Timers products and services tailored to their needs!
This year we have launched new chips on the market, which adapt to all types of sporting events.
- Clic N’ Tag Shoe
The first recoverable chip for Macsha trainers. The great innovation is the easy way of using the chip. You can put the chip on and remove it in a very quick and comfortable way.
First disposable chip for Triathlon, obstacle races and different types of events in which the chip can get wet and you don’t need to give it back and wash it afterwards.
- Helmet Chip
This chip has been designed to condition the timing of special events. The easy and practical placement of the chip makes it unique and allows the Timer to expand its use to several sports.
Macsha reaffirms its leadership in America by helping more USA timers discover and apply Macsha’s technology to their races. But also, we continue to grow and demonstrate our commitment to Latin America with offices and local attention in Chile, Mexico, Argentina and now Brazil.
We are + 220 Timers around the world!
What differentiates us is the quality of people who are part of Macsha, a quality that translates into our products, our customer service and our technical support.
These are the faces of some of us 🙂
Race Timing Solutions (UK)
What is coming next year + 5 goals for 2019!
- New products
2019 will be the year in which new “old” products will have their new version. This year, it will be the turn of the Timebox2, Swim3 and the RaceCheck Kiosk.
- Software, software and more software
In 2019 we will continue betting strongly on the development of innovative software solutions, which stay low cost and focused on the user experience. RUFUS has a long way to go, and we hope to walk this road together!
- Web Shop
From this new year, our customers can make their purchases of chips and supplies online, 24 hours a day, on our Web Shop which will soon open its doors.
- New Horizons
Colombia, Peru, USA, and more partners to come in 2019. We continue joining forces to enhance the attention and the local support for our customers.
- New forms of payment
As of 2019 Bitcoin will be another form of payment accepted by Macsha. We will continue adding other types of cryptocurrency throughout the year.
Happy New Year!