Suppliers show off latest products at innovation event

Trime demonstrating their new technology

A-PLANT has hosted a ‘week of innovation’, which saw almost 40 suppliers showcasing their latest products to a selection of the firm’s colleagues, customers and supply chain partners.

Representatives from A-Plant’s 16 specialist divisions joined plant, tool and equipment suppliers for the Warrington-based event, which comprised a series of workshops and discussions.

Suppliers presenting their newest kit and services included Armorgard, Never Let Go, Hypertherm and Hilti. A-Plant said standout products included a new solar hybrid tower light from Trime UK and Wacker Neuson’s new dual view dumper, which allows operators to rotate their seat by 180 degrees to face the direction of travel.

Dave Harris, A-Plant’s business development director said, “Innovation is at the heart of A-Plant. Over the last two years we have invested over £300 million in new equipment and we are constantly looking at new ways to expand our hire fleet and services. Innovation Week allows us to demonstrate how adding new products to our fleet can add value to the company’s proposition and also enables us to help customers work smarter and more efficiently.

“We host many innovation events throughout the year, collaborating closely with customers and suppliers to ensure our hire fleet comprises the greenest, safest and most efficient products in the industry. It has been great to have an opportunity to assess and discuss topics such as battery and solar technology, asset management and telematics, as well as hear how manufacturers are responding to customer and A-Plant feedback on their existing products. The innovative evolution of existing products is equally as important as the launch of a completely new product.

“This year we were thrilled to welcome Balfour Beatty, Skanska, Ringway, Network Rail and other major customers to the event.”