Plantworx 2017 hailed as best yet

The 3rd biennial Plantworx Construction Machinery Show, hosted by the CEA (Construction Equipment Association), ended last week (8th June) following an extraordinary three-day action-packed event.

The show opened to torrential rain but it did not ‘stop play’ and hardy visitors braved the elements and worked their way around the show taking shelter on the undercover trade stands.

On day-two there was glorious sunshine, however due to a large amount of footfall, mud was abundant, but this did not dampen the spirits of visitors who flocked through the gates to see the plethora of brand new equipment on display at Bruntingthorpe Proving Ground, Leicestershire.

The Plantworx team has also reported more than 12,300 visitors came through the gates over the three-days.

Rob Oliver, chief executive of the CEA said: “We had two things dumped on us at the show, three inches of rain on day one – and a General Election on day three.

"However, the spirit at the show shone through – and it achieved our goal of providing a successful business event for our industry. Early indications are that a lot of exhibitors are reporting significant new contacts. Great too that our partnership with Primary Engineer really delivered with the showcase for school age engineers in The Hub area.

"We will continue to develop the show, not forgetting that we are there to reflect the needs of our sector first and foremost.”

The show, which spanned a whopping 140,000 square metres and was home to 395 exhibitors, for three-days, was deemed a success by both exhibitors and visitors alike.

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