The Plantworx Construction Exhibition, hosted by the CEA (Construction Equipment Association) is just four months away! The biennial working construction event is taking place at its brand-new home at the East of England Arena in Peterborough from 11-13 June 2019. New for 2019 is Railworx, which will give visitors the chance to see railway civil and systems engineering live and working.
The show will benefit from 20% more exhibition space than at its previous location. As a result, exhibition space is selling fast!
To date the show has 332 confirmed exhibitors, which include 104 brand new companies making their show debut. The event is now over 80% sold and the ‘digging demo zone’ has just one plot remaining.
Exhibitors who will be demonstrating their earthmoving machines and ‘breaking-ground’ include a wide range of leading manufacturers including, Marubeni Komatsu, Finning UK & Ireland with Caterpillar, JCB, LiuGong which will include Dressta machines, Takeuchi, Mecalac Construction Equipment, Hyundai, Avant Techno, TDL Equipment, new comers J Mac, with the Sunward range of excavators and many more.
Equipment distributors Molson Group have secured a large demo plot in order to show machines in action including Kobelco machinery, likewise plant hire company Morris Leslie Plant Hire will also be demonstrating.
Possibly due to increasing demand on jobsites, key manufacturers have reserved demo plots to show visitors the full capabilities of tiltrotators. Confirmed exhibitors are Engcon, Steelwrist and Rototilt. Excavator and bucket manufacturer Digbits will be in the digging zone alongside Auger Torque.
Operators, presenting the correct qualifications and PPE, will be invited to test the machines in the demo zone.
No-Dig and safety systems
The show will have a no-dig zone, a location in which exhibitors will be demonstrating machinery but not ‘breaking-ground’. Exhibitors confirmed in this zone include Altrad Belle, Bomag, Thwaites, Wacker Neuson, Thwaites Dumpers and Worsley Plant.
Visitors can expect to see static displays of machinery from SMT, Merlo, Ausa, machine safety system manufacturer, GKD Technologies, Merlo, Manitou, the very latest in engine technology from Perkins, Brokk UK and MTS Suction Solutions.
The major civil engineering contractors, front line suppliers to Network Rail and HS2 are looking to connect with their existing and potential supply chains – Railworx is the perfect platform.
Alongside key exhibitors, Network Rail will have a dedicated ‘InnovationWorx’ area showing the latest developments by the Signalling Innovation Group and in the fields of electrification and telecommunications.
Visitors to Railworx will see live demonstrations of machinery and plant used for railway civil engineering, including piling, reinforcing, drainage, access, lifting, surveying and monitoring.
A trip down memory lane
A new initiative for the 2019 will be taking place in the outdoor event arena. Visitors can take a step back in time, revisiting the kit that inspired modern day machines with Plantworx very first ‘working’ Classic Plant display.
Each of the Classic machines will be a working exhibit, so visitors can get up close and personal and get a feel of what it was like back in those pioneering days long before the invention of hydraulics!
With Drones playing an ever-increasing role in construction Plantworx 2019 will have a drone zone for the first time and has partnered with COMIT (Construction Opportunities for Mobile IT). This unique event will bring to life drones of all shapes and sizes in the dedicated indoor demo, which is named the ‘fly zone’.
The fly zone is located in an indoor purpose-built structure, comprising over 2,300 square meters of stand and flying space. The area will also benefit from an indoor public address system that can be utilised to engage with the watching public.
The “demonstration fly zone” will contain construction equipment to add a touch of authenticity to the event. Safety will be a priority and all organisations using the zone will be required to meet the organisers strict Health and Safety requirements. More details to come.
The Indoor Arena – an Aladdin’s cave
The new East of England arena venue has the added benefit of a purpose-built indoor arena and space is running out quickly. It’s here visitors will find exhibitors with products and services that keep plant on the move and a range of companies offering fleet management systems.
The ‘Partners Pavilion’ will also feature in the indoor arena which is made up of overseas exhibition companies including Bauma Africa, India and China. Conexpo will also take a stand alongside BICES and Intermat. Other exhibitors include CITS (Combined Industry Theft Solutions and DIT (Department for International Trade).
The indoor arena is also home to the Plantworx and Plantforce Rentals state-of-the-art simulation zone.
The Zone will promote virtual interactive training, in a fun and informal environment – which will highlight the very latest technology in construction – and how it is changing the way we work.
The zone will comprise six state-of the-art simulators, replicating a ‘real working construction site’ – but in a virtual world. A mission 360 room is also planned. More details on the Simulation zone can be found here https://www.plantworx.co.uk/event/2019/page/simulation-zone
Other features within the indoor arena include the ‘Get SET’ – which will focus on Skills, Education, Employment and training. Confirmed exhibitors include Myerscough College, Role Recruitment, RailwayPeople.com and the National Fluid Power Centre.
Primary Engineer and the Student Day
It’s full steam ahead for the Primary and Secondary Engineer event at Plantworx which is taking place on the final day of the show (13th June). The event will form part of the Student Day, which Plantworx successfully piloted at the 2015 event.
The Peterborough schools that are taking part in the Primary Engineer STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) challenge are busy preparing their vehicles and fluid power projects in readiness for the ‘Celebration Event’, where teams from each of the participating schools will go head to head to find the best in class. Judges will include engineers from headline sponsors Perkins and from other sponsor companies including Nylacast, GKD Technologies Datatag, Gomaco, TriMark and ZappShelter, who have made staging this event at Plantworx possible.
In addition to students from Peterborough; pupils, students and graduates, who are not taking part in the Primary Engineer event will be invited to attend the show. The show aims to help young people better understand the UK construction and rail industries, plant equipment and all that they can offer and learn how the equipment on display helps to build railways and infrastructure around the country.
Register to visit and enter a monthly prize draw
Register to attend Plantworx 2019 by Feb 28 2019 and you will be in with a chance of winning a Belle Warrior wheelbarrow from Plantworx exhibitor Altrad Belle. Each month the Plantworx team will be offering a prize draw of a product or service exhibited at the show. Register here https://bit.ly/2IkBKIe
Put the 11th, 12th, 13th June 2019 in your diary the Plantworx team look forward to welcoming you all to East of England Arena and Events Centre, Peterborough for Plantworx and Railworx.
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