PLANTWORX – the UK’s largest working construction equipment machinery exhibition is just weeks away (2nd -4th June Bruntingthorpe Aerodrome, Leicestershire).
Visitors to the show, which spans over 100,000 square metres, will see the latest plant and machinery operating in real site conditions – compact plant will feature alongside mid-range equipment, tools and services. Many exhibitors will be encouraging visitors with the correct operator’s licence to try the kit first hand and put the machines through their paces on one of the many demonstration areas.
Hundres of new products, including many world firsts, will also be on display.
At last count 311 exhibitors were committed to the show, half of which will be exhibiting at the event for the very first time. In terms of size and exhibitor numbers, the 2015 show has already exceeded the 2013 exhibition by 20%.
Only a few stands remain and organisers expect the show to sell-out in the coming weeks. The undercover Pavilion is already full with only a small amount of the demonstration area available.
Rob Oliver CEO, (Construction Equipment Association), said, “Since the turn of the year space bookings have gone crazy. It may be that we will have to start a waiting list soon! The pavilion sold out a month ago and the remaining demo space is going very fast. We are delighted at the support the industry has shown for Plantworx and the show is and will always remain – a show for the industry by the industry.”
“We thought by adding 40% extra space we would meet demand – with deadlines for show guides and on site services swiftly approaching, those delaying their bookings until after the Easter holidays may be disappointed. The event is certainly proving to be popular with our exhibitors and visitor registrations are well ahead of 2013”, added Rob.
“Latest survey figures from the Committee for European Construction Equipment (CECE) show the UK and Ireland to be the second highest rated region in the world for anticipated market growth. Companies expecting sales growth in the UK over the next six months outweighed those expecting a flat or negative picture by a whopping 43%. Only North America received a higher rating. These results further underline the fact that PLANTWORX comes at a good time in the business cycle for machine suppliers in the UK”.
New launches have been confirmed from companies such as JCB, Hyundai, ECY Haulmark, Avant Tecno, Cat Finning Takeuchi, Komatsu, Takeuchi and Wacker Neuson. Full details of the new launches will be coming up in the forthcoming previews of the event.
Addressing the Skills Shortage
Responding to the current skills shortage in the construction equipment sector, student and teachers from local schools and colleges are invited to attend a Plantworx Student Afternoon during the final afternoon of the show.
Visitor registration is now open for PLANTWORX and entry is free. For more details and to see a full exhibitor list visit www.plantworx.co.uk.