OVER 150 exhibitors, including 15 new companies, have committed to the 2020 Executive Hire Show, which is taking place at the Ricoh Arena Coventry from 5-6 February. This will be the 14th annual EHS and to date the event is over 90% sold, with only a handful of stands remaining for sale.
This year’s event attracted 1,872 relevant hire industry visitors, which was up on last year’s figures - more importantly for exhibitors, 86% of the hire industry visitors were from independent operations, re-confirming the pivotal role of local and regional hirers in the on-going success of the show. This also demonstrates the show’s continued ability to attract relevant, quality hire executives.
There also looks set to be plenty of new machines and products on display for visitors. Early indications of the product launches planned for the show suggest that suppliers are working to help improve efficiency, safety, and productivity for hirers. With Brexit still looming the 2020 event will enable hirers to explore new revenue opportunities, do deals and build a positive future.
Newcomers making their show débuts
This year the show is set to welcome 15 new exhibitors, which include Pop Up Products, Northwest Radio Communications, Globestock Safety Equipment, AJ Power and Milwaukee. The Executive Hire Show organisers spoke to a few of the new exhibitors and asked why they have chosen to exhibit at the show for the first time in its 14-year history.
Pop Up Products is an independent British company providing low-level access equipment. Ben Sly, national account manager at Pop Up Products said: “The Hire Show is a fantastic platform for us to be able to showcase our brand and range of products to engage with new and existing customers to improve their access product offering.
“Over the last few years it has been a tough industry and we believe that the corner has been turned. With this in mind, we are looking to invest in new innovative products along with improving our current range, so customer input is essential for this. Along with customers ‘hopefully’ placing orders during the event!”
Access platform specialist, Cumberland Platforms is also new to the event. Anna Ramsden frmo Cumberland Platforms Ltd said: “We have chosen to exhibit at The Executive Hire Show as we are looking to target the Hire and rental market with a full range of innovations. These include very compact, fully electric access equipment up to 7t van mounted equipment. CPL feels that The Hire Show is a great place to not only meet potential new customers but to also demonstrate some of the range we can offer.”
Rouse Services LLC is a leader in market intelligence for construction equipment. Rouse says that it delivers the most accurate information in the rental, construction, transportation, and material handling industries, enabling its customers to make better-informed business decisions.
The Executive Hire Show 2020 is taking place at its established home at the Ricoh Arena Coventry on 5th and 6th February.