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PLANTWORX 2017 on the runway to success 76% sold

PLANTWORX 2017 on the runway to success 76% sold


The PLANTWORX 2017 team are preparing to put on an impressive exhibition when the biennial show returns to Bruntingthorpe Proving Ground, Leicestershire, from 6 -8 June 2017. The UK’s Largest Working Construction Equipment Show, hosted by the CEA (Construction Equipment Association), will be the biggest event to date where visitors can expect to see the very latest in construction machinery and equipment innovation, which will set future trends.

The show represents the industry for construction machinery in its entirety and is a platform that features an extensive range of brand new products and includes many world-premieres! To date PLANTWORX 2017 has 200 confirmed exhibitors signed up for the event – this equates to over 76% sold. Of these 33 exhibitors are brand new to PLANTWORX 2017 , which is a firm indication that confidence in the event is high. Returning exhibitors are also confident with many booking larger stands and extra demonstration space. Demonstration space is at a premium for the 2017 show and is almost sold out.

New exhibitors to the 2017 event include attachment manufacturer Arden Equipment, security tracking company CanTrack Global, plant hire firm CRH Plant, tool manufacturers Hilti (Great Britain) and Husqvarna Construction Products, who also manufacture Demolition Robots! Also new is welfare cabin manufacturer Mobile Mini, attachment manufacturer Mount Machinery and tilt-rotator manufacturer Rototilt – the PLANTWORX 2017 team is looking forward to seeing all the new exhibitors at the show!

Construction Plant & Machinery Sales were new to the 2015 event – the company is coming back in 2017 with LiuGong machinery. The company caused quite a stir in 2015 with its impressive demonstration of its machinery – CPMS have once again booked a large demo plot to put the kit through its paces!
A&Y Equipment, Case Construction Equipment, Doosan, Finning-CAT, Hanix Europe, Hyundai Heavy Industries Europe, JCB, Komatsu, Liebherr, Takeuchi and Wacker Neuson are also returning to the show and will be demonstrating a wide range of machinery. Molson Group has also taken a demo plot for 2017 and will be demonstrating JLG Equipment.

Other confirmed exhibitors include BOMAG, demolition robot specialist Brokk UK, Morooka dealers Cautrac, Hydrema, Kubota, Ladybird Cranes, Merlo, Thwaites and Volvo.

There will also be two undercover pavilions (A & B) at the 2017 show which will house more stands for ancillary and support products and kit that keeps the construction equipment machinery sector on the move. Confirmed exhibitors in pavilion B include AV Industrial Products, brand new exhibitor Garden Hire & Spares, GKD Technologies and Towergate Insurance Brokers.

Pavilion A will be home to the Training and Education Area where colleges and training bodies will exhibit. Ainscough Training Services is the latest company to sign up to exhibit in the training area alongside NPORS and Mentor Training Solutions.

A full exhibitor list can be found on the PLANTWORX 2017  website www.plantworx.co.uk
The 2017 PLANTWORX event will be 20% larger than the 2015 show– with an impressive 140,000 of space. More exhibitor stands have been included and there is an increase in demonstration areas to meet the demands of both exhibitors and visitors.

A post show survey was conducted following the 2015 event which asked visitors their main reasons for attending the show. 55% of those asked said that it was to see ‘Something New’, 30% said that it was the machine demonstrations that attracted them to the event and 15% said it was to try the machines in real working conditions. Visitors also said that seeing the ‘widest range of products and equipment in one place’ was also important with 27% of the respondents selecting this option.

Since the first show PLANTWORX 2017 has gained the support of a number of organisations these include the FMB (Federation of Master Builders), Build UK and CECA (Civil Engineering Contractors Association) – working with these associations helps PLANTWORX widen its audience reach bringing the industry together. PLANTWORX also works closely with the CPA (Construction Plant-hire Association) and its members from the Plant Hire sector. For exhibitors’ trade visitors with budgets to invest and seeing decision-makers are key to a successful show.

The last day of the show (Thursday 8th June) PLANTWORX will once again open its doors to young plant enthusiasts! The Student Day was introduced in 2015 and is aimed at encouraging children into the Construction sector, which is suffering from a major skills shortage. Parents, Grandparents and Guardians are invited to bring along young family members to the show and take part in the ‘Student Trail’ to get a taste of what working within the construction machinery industry could be like! In 2015 more than 300 children took part in the Student Trail – a real success!

PLANTWORX is also working with the Primary Engineer organization and head teachers and children from local schools. The students from Leicestershire schools have been invited to take part in a STEM (Science, Technology Engineering and Maths), project and will be building a motor vehicle or a crane as part of their curriculum and presenting their finished projects in a special event at the show (Thursday 8th June). The projects will be judged by engineers and the PLANTWORX and Primary Engineer teams. More information can be found on the PLANTWORX website.

There are just nine months to wait for the Construction Machinery event of the year – so make sure 6-8 June 2017 is in the diary! Watch this space as news unfolds of other new initiatives happening at the event.
For more details, sizes and pricing for stands at PLANTWORX 2017 please contact Angela Spink Sales manager at angela.spink@plantworx.co.uk or call Angela on 07807 623640. Visit www.plantworx.co.uk.

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