The 4th biennial Plantworx Construction Machinery Show, incorporating Railworx, (11 – 13 June), hosted by the CEA (Construction Equipment Association), fell victim once again to monsoon weather conditions.
The show was blessed with a brief respite on the middle day of the event (Wednesday 12th June) – but the torrential rain returned during the afternoon and continued until close of play on the last day of the show.
However, the rain did not ‘stop play, and hardy visitors braved the elements and flocked through the gates to see the plethora of brand-new equipment and products on display, at the show’s new home at the East of England Arena, Peterborough.
The Plantworx team revealed that footfall reached in excess of 13,700 over the three-days of the event, despite the biblical conditions (final numbers to be verified).
The show was 20% larger than the 2017 event and was home to more than 450 exhibitors, including Railworx exhibitors, and was the biggest Plantworx to date.
The new ‘all weather’ venue was a big hit with both visitors and exhibitors alike – and the Plantworx team received a host of positive comments via the telephone, email and social media platforms.
Railworx, which was co-located with Plantworx, was a welcome addition to the event. It was the first time that rail has had such a significant presence at the show, and - with CP6 and major projects such as HS2 - it reflected the growing importance of rail infrastructure to the UK construction industry.
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