Revving Up for Plantworx 2015 – 65% Sold!

The next really BIG event in the construction show calendar is the 2nd Plantworx exhibition which is taking place in just nine months’ time at its brand new home at Bruntingthorpe Aerodrome, Leicestershire, UK.
During the Summer Plantworx team held its ‘One Year to Go’ event at Bruntingthorpe, where exhibitors and potential exhibitors were invited along to see the planned layout of show, ‘walk the grid’ with their stands marked out on the field and get a feel for the forthcoming event. Around 40 guests attended the event including representatives from Ace Plant, A &Y Equipment (formerly Ammann), Altrad Belle, Bomag, Case, JCB, Manitou, Northerntrack and Terex. It proved a worthwhile exercise for the exhibitors as some changed the layout of their plot, added demonstration area and increased their stand size.
Plantworx Construction Equipment Tradefair
Plantworx to date is already over 65% sold and 140 companies have signed on the dotted line to exhibit at the event – and 26 of these companies are brand new to the show. The ‘working’ demonstration areas are selling out fast – with only 25% of allocated space remaining.
The exhibitor list reads like a ‘who’s who’ in the construction equipment sector and include A &Y Equipment, Altrad Belle, Auger Torque, Avant Techno, Bomag, Case, Doosan Benelux, Finning Caterpillar, Hill Engineering, Hyundai, Hydrema, JCB, Komatsu, Kubota, Manitou, Merlo, Miller UK, NC Engineering, Northerntrack, Red Rhino Crushers, Takeuchi, Thwaites, Volvo and Wacker Neuson.
Plantworx Construction Equipment Tradefair
A big Plantworx welcome goes out to the new exhibitors. These include; bucket and attachment specialist B A Caulkett; construction machinery manufacturer Bobcat, wear parts manufacturer Digbits; Flowfit, which is a manufacturer and supplier of hydraulic components; and Gardner Denver which makes compressors, blower and pumps.
Other new exhibitors to sign up are Apex Plant Group, Global Track Warehouse UK, Hydrotechnik UK, JLG / JLG International, Kobelco (Molson Group), Liebherr GB, Mentor Training, Pavemac, Promac Solutions, Securi-Cabin and Timken ILS.
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. To date AJC Trailers, Ifor Williams Trailers, Isuzu Trucks, who is brand new to the show, UK, King Trailers, Nooteboom Trailers, Nugent Trailers and Shawtrack Services have booked and a few more manufacturers have ‘pencilled in’ their stands – so watch this space.
Plant-hire companies will also be well represented at the event with confirmed bookings from Buckhurst Plant Hire GAP Group, Garic, Hewden and MHM Onecall. The CPA (Construction Plant-hire Association) will also be at the show once again and will be promoting its ‘Stars of the Future’ competition at PLANTWORX, which is an annual award scheme, now in its third year, to recognise talented youngsters on plant mechanic apprentice schemes. Richard Noble OBE, pioneer of the Blood Hound SSC (Super Sonic Car) project, will be presenting the awards to the students.
The Plantworx and the shows organisers, the CEA are sponsors of the Stars of the Future’ event. The presentation to the 22 regional winners and two national winners will take place on the final day of the show – which ties in very nicely with the ‘Plantworx Student Day’ – where Plantworx will be inviting students and teachers from primary and secondary schools and colleges to visit the show (after 12pm on Thursday 4th June) to get a taste of the Construction Equipment Sector. There will be no lower (or indeed upper) age limit after 12pm and the afternoon is aimed at encouraging youngsters to look at the construction equipment sector as a career. For the full run down on Plantworx 2015 and for an up to date exhibitor list and site plan – visit