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Registration now open for the 2011 Commercial Vehicle Show and Workshop

For the first time, Show passes will not be posted in advance but we will e-mail visitors their unique registration number so that they can print out their ticket on arrival at the NEC.

The CV Show guide will again be available in advance – in the 30 March issue of Commercial Motor and 4 April’s Motor Transport. The guide will list exhibitors, their exhibits and stand numbers as well as floor plans, helping visitors to plan their visit.


Locks4Vans specialises in locking solutions for commercial vehicles and 2010 saw it become the largest supplementary automotive lock manufacturer in the UK with around 16,000 locks sold in the UK and Irish markets.

Andrew Dunley, Director of Locks4Vans, says, "We are looking forward to returning to the CV Show in 2011, having exhibited in 2007 and 2008. The Show will be a key event in the launch of our new locking products including the new ‘Ultimate’ lock. This is a hardened steel slamlock which is available in key operated and remote control formats."

Locks4Vans was established in 2003 and has a modern 6,000 square feet production facility in Gravesend, Kent. Class-leading vehicle slamlocks and deadlocks are at the core of its product range with production quality rated as ‘very high’ by the MIRRC at Thatcham. The T Series lock is the only automotive lock to be Thatcham Accredited. T Series locks are anti-pick, anti-drill, anti-torque and anti-bump.

Nike Power Equipment

Nike Power Equipment will be at the CV Show for the sixth year and will show its range of in-situ commercial vehicle workshop tooling. These include kits for spring eye bush replacement, hydraulic ball joint extractors and hydraulic king pin presses.

All these kits have been designed in conjunction with commercial vehicle workshop repairers to provide lightweight, labour saving solutions.

MAN Truck and Bus

MAN Truck and Bus UK is delighted to confirm its attendance at the CV Show in April, in what is a clear sign that confidence is returning to the UK transport industry.

MAN says it will return to Birmingham with a renewed commitment, and with a range of products and services to help operators overcome the transport and distribution challenges of the next decade.

Würth UK

Workshop 2011, the national shop window for maintenance and repair businesses for the commercial vehicle business, will run alongside the CV Show.

Recently signed up exhibitors include Würth UK, the British division of the German company which makes a wide range of workshop equipment from tools to nuts and bolts. Würth has a special "cargo" division servicing only commercial vehicle customers.

Würth, which first attended the show in 2009, says that meeting potential new customers is a major reason for displaying its products there and thinks the Show is going to be a great success for the company in 2011.

Among the specialist items it produces for commercial vehicles are air-line fittings and push-fit connectors, air and electrical coils, vehicle markers and reflectors and a variety of greases and sprays. Tools include power drive spanners for use on rounded-off nuts and bolts, alongside a range of other workshop necessities.

CV Show debut for new Mobileye

EyeDrive Systems Ltd will use its stand for the CV Show debut of its latest collision avoidance system. Mobileye C2-270 uses a windscreen-mounted camera and sophisticated electronics to detect pedestrians, lane markings and traffic hazards. The system will warn the vehicle’s driver of potential hazards and, the firm says, "cuts traffic accidents by more than 50%."

Mobileye’s technology has to date been adopted by BMW, Volvo, GM, Nissan, Renault Trucks and Buick. EyeDrive Systems Ltd is the exclusive UK and Irish distributor of the Mobileye Advanced Collision Avoidance System in the commercial vehicle market. The system won the Brake Fleet Safety Forum award for Best Fleet Safety Product of the Year 2009.

The world’s suppliers come to Workshop

The Workshop Show has a diverse audience from motorcycle repairers to truck and bus workshops which makes it the perfect combination with the CV Show.

The recession means vehicles are working harder, so the service and repair sector is prospering and suppliers are keen to showcase their products and services. Workshop gives an unrivalled opportunity to do just that at the automotive trade’s only national event.

Confirmed exhibitors already include Dura, Gemco, Jubilee, Liftmaster, Maha, NGK, Somers TotalKare, Stertil, Texa, Unipart GES, V-Tech and Würth. Joining them at Workshop for the first time will be Draper Tools, IMEX Parts, SPX, Timken and Valeo.

These are global firms selling successfully on world markets. Between them, these exhibitors already offer a huge range of tools, parts, services and equipment. They can equip and stock virtually any automotive workshop, regardless of size or specialisation.

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