It’s eight months until the 2nd Plantworx construction equipment exhibition, hosted by the CEA (Construction Equipment Association) takes place from 2nd to 4th June 2015 at its new home at Bruntingthorpe Aerodrome, Leicestershire, UK.
The 2015 Plantworx exhibition will span 135,000 sq metres and will use Bruntingthorpe’s ‘Indy Circuit’ for the show. The ethos of the 2015 Plantworx event will remain the same as the very first show – ‘a show for the industry by the industry’ and where construction machinery can be seen working in real site conditions.
The Plantworx event will once again have a strong focus on construction equipment, truck and trailer manufacturers, tools and equipment accessories – with machinery demonstration at its core. In 2013 the event attracted 11,000 unique visitors and 260 exhibitors – the 2015 show is expecting a significant increase in both exhibitors and visitors as the industry recovers from the recession and is once again on the up!
Plantworx has proved that it has met the construction industry demands for a focused plant and equipment show. The size of the plant and equipment sector, valued at £11 billion to the UK economy, highlights the significance of this sector and the importance of a major UK construction event.
The UK’s largest ‘working’ construction event is already over 70% sold and more than 150 companies have signed on the dotted line to exhibit at the show. The demonstration areas are selling out fast – with only 10% of allocated space remaining.
Transport was one area of the show that visitors from the 2013 event wanted to see expand and the 2015 event will see more of these companies taking part – on both static and demonstrating. To date AJC Trailers, Bateson Trailers, Brian James Trailers, Ifor Williams Trailers, Isuzu Trucks, UK, King Trailers, Nooteboom Trailers, Nugent Trailers and Shawtrack Services have booked their stand space – and a number of other transport manufacturers have ‘pencilled in’ their stands – so watch this space.
Dee Searle, director, Les Searle Transport, based in Horsham Surrey visited the show last year she said, “We have many years of experience transporting abnormal loads and standard plant items, and we have a range of vehicles and trailers available for hire and provide experienced drivers. By visiting trade shows such as Plantworx we get the opportunity to see the latest equipment on the market, not just transport, but construction equipment too, for our plant hire arm of the business.
We visited the show last year on mass – we thoroughly enjoyed the show. As a company we are delighted that there will be more transport related companies exhibiting next year and we look forward to visiting the event again at its new Bruntingthorpe location.”
Paul Stockport, general manager, Brian James Trailers said, “Despite the exhibition’s infancy, the focus on organisation before the show in 2013 was impressive. Following on from the recognised success of the 2013 event, the 2015 exhibition promises to be much larger, and a change of venue should help to cement the exhibition’s future success.”
Paul concluded, “Plantworx has the both the product focus and the organisational capability of becoming the industry’s ‘must go to event’. Due to the increasing popularity of this exhibition, and the speed with which Plantworx is filling the stands, Brian James Trailers have signed up well in advance!”
Jamie Baddeley, sales manager Shawtrack Services is also a fan of the show and an exhibitor, he said, “Plantworx is a well organised event and we are looking forward to exhibiting again. We are delighted that the transport companies exhibiting have significantly increased this year – it will encourage more visitors to the show who have an interest in this sector. The show was well attended last year from operators to owners and buyers alike from across the construction plant industry. This key market audience was the deciding factor for Shawtrack’s attendance as an exhibitor once again.”
For the full run down on Plantworx 2015 and for an up to date exhibitor list and site plan – visit www.plantworx.co.uk.