Leicestershire is soon to play host to the UK’s largest working construction equipment and machinery event – Plantworx! Every type of construction machine will be available to see from the smallest excavator, to the very large wheeled loaders in one very big area – so visitors will need to make sure they have their walking boots on!.
What is Plantworx?
PLANTWORX – the UK’s largest ‘working’ construction equipment machinery exhibition is just days away (2nd -4th June Bruntingthorpe Aerodrome, Leicestershire). The PLANTWORX team and the show’s host, the CEA (Construction Equipment Association), is inviting visitors to come along to the event to check out the very latest construction machinery on the market.
Visitors to the show, which spans over 135,000 square metres, will see the very latest plant and machinery operating in ‘real’ site conditions – compact plant will feature alongside mid-range equipment, tools and services. The exhibitor list reads like a ‘who’s who’ in the CE market with ALL of the key OEM’s exhibiting including Caterpillar, JCB, Volvo, Hyundai, Takeuchi, Bobcat, Case, BOMAG, Terex – the list goes on!
Many exhibitors will be encouraging visitors, who present 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. Visitors will also see hundreds of brand new products including many world-firsts!
Rob Oliver, chief executive of CEA said,
“Walking the PLANTWORX trade show site at Bruntingthorpe is an impressive experience. We are offering exhibitors the ultimate ‘level playing field’– exhibits will occupy an area equivalent to all of the Premiership football teams’ pitches added together!”
The UK’s largest ‘working’ construction event has at last count 342 exhibitors committed to the show and of these half will be exhibiting at the event for the very first time. In terms of size and exhibitors numbers the 2015 show has already exceeded the 2013 exhibition (which was held at Stoneleigh, Coventry) by 40%. The show is a ‘Sell Out’ –and the 2015 Plantworx event is looking like the hottest ticket in town and a spectacular action packed 3-days!
Student Afternoon – Addressing the Skills Shortage:
The CEA announced earlier on in the year that on the final afternoon of Plantworx Construction Equipment Exhibition 2015 (12 pm – 4pm Thursday 4th June) the organisers of the event, in association with the CPA (Construction Plant-hire Association) are inviting students and teachers from primary and secondary schools and colleges to visit the show and get a taste of the Construction Equipment Sector.
This idea has been well received within the industry as a whole and the CEA and the Plantworx team have extended this invitation to all visitors to the Plantworx exhibition, who may have younger family members or friends of the family interested in the construction equipment industry, to come along on the final afternoon of the show.
The Plantworx team is confident that by inviting young people to attend the exhibition, whether with student groups or with parents or guardians – seeing machinery in ‘real working site conditions’ and talking to machine specialists and operators it will encourage their interest in the construction equipment industry – whether it be as a plant mechanic, a plant operator or an engineer.
For the young visitors Plantworx is planning a ‘Student Trail’ where they can follow a trail to visit exhibitors who are actively taking part in the Student Day.
Visitor registration is open for PLANTWORX and entry is free for more details and to see a full exhibitor list visit www.plantworx.co.uk. Put 2nd, 3rd and 4th June in your diary and we’ll see you at Bruntingthorpe Aerodrome, Leicestershire.