Must See Companies at the Executive Hire Show 2020

The Executive Hire Show 2020 is just around the corner. Taking place at the Ricoh Arena, Coventry, the show runs from the 5th to 6th February 2020. The show is one of the most important in many Plant Hire Companies calendars. With over 150 exhibitors, including 20 making their show debut, the 2020 Executive Hire Show is shaping up to be unmissable. Here are just a few companies that we think are a must see at the show this year.

Genquip Goundhog

Genquip Groundhog is presenting three products from its mobile unit range, which includes the GP360 Fusion Pulse, which according to Genquip, is both environmental and offers cost savings yet remains robust and easy to easy to operate. New additions include a full stainless-steel option and solar panel upgrade giving up to 80% savings on generator usage.


Next is the reconfigured GP500 Fusion Pulse, 5m twin axle mobile welfare unit offering enough space for up to 14 operatives, again offering a 12V system, meaning reduced generator use and silent running. The roof mounted solar panel means the unit will charge up during the day and is completely carbon free.

The final unit on the company’s stand is its brand-new fixed axle hybrid solar Toilet. This can be easily towed to site and provides facilities for operative’s both male and female. Utilising 12V, solar power and waterless urinals Genquip say that this really does offer huge cost savings as well as environmental benefits. The low flush toilets are serviced via on board rainwater harvesting system.

Construction Plant-Hire Association

The Construction Plant-hire Association (CPA) is exhibiting at the Executive Hire Show for the 14th year running since the event’s inception in 2007. A leading trade association for construction plant hire in the UK, the CPA is the principal point of contact for all issues relating to construction plant.

The CPA team will be on hand at the show to talk through some of the exciting projects the association is currently working on such as new apprenticeships for the sector, the CPA skills strategy, Stars of the Future 2020 and the CPA Conference 2020, as well as issues such as revisions to the CPA conditions.

The CPA Team at the Executive Hire Show 2019

Trime UK

Trime UK will be lighting up the show with the X-Hybrid. Trime claim that its diesel-battery combination lighting tower can save fuel costs by 94%, emissions by 86% and runs for 860 hours longer than older lighting towers. It is one of the most sustainable lighting solutions available in the industry today.

Trime will also be displaying the X-ECO lighting tower which it says can reduce your fuel costs, fuel usage and emissions by 72%. The X-ECO can light up an impressive 4200sqm, whilst being mobile and practical for all hire use.

Trime will exhibit at the executive Hire Show


BOMAG return to the Show in 2020 and will be concentrating on safety, security, service and solutions. The construction industry has many hand operated machines producing high HAV. BOMAG will show four pieces of kit which have HAV’s below 5.0 m/s², the BT60 Tamper, BPR2540D, BVP1030 and BVP1845 Plate Compactors.

Also, BOMAG will be providing visitors information on the FREE award winning BOMAP system which allows you to document pass counting and on-site compaction results.

The company is also a leader in Continuous Compaction Control (CCC) a 3-step process of Display, Control and Documentation. The ECONOMIZER system shows compaction progress, which BOMAGS says saves time and money, reducing emissions and risk, providing consistent quality over large areas.

Altrad Belle

Altrad Belle says it will showcase the new DX1000HT high-tip dumper, designed to meet the demands of hire companies in terms of safety, strength, operator comfort and productivity, will be at the forefront of the stand. The company says visitors will quickly grasp the logic behind its message, “Dump the rest and try the Best”.

The DX1000HT features a full-time 4-wheel drive hydraulic system that gives increased traction on poor terrain and excessive mud, this allows for better gradeability, increased productivity and less servicing. It is powered by a 3-cylinder 1100cc Yanmar diesel engine, it features low fuel indicator warning light, low hydraulic fluid level warning light. The DX1000 also features extensive use of hose clamp retainers to prevent pipe fretting and rubbing, reducing hose failures and maintenance costs.

Altrad is promising a number of ‘Show Only’ special offers and a whole host of new products which are being kept under wraps until the show opens. 

Molson Compact Equipment

Molson Compact Equipment will be showcasing a range of products that have been selected for their relevance to the hire sector, ranging from Kobelco excavators to Ammann compaction equipment and more.

A feature of this year’s Executive Hire Show will be one of the latest additions to the Kobelco excavator product line – the SK75SR-7 compact radius 8t excavator. Molson says that it is sure to impress both customers and hirers thanks to a 15% reduction in digging cycle time and 37% increase in arm digging speed for improved productivity, and a 27.9% increase in engine output when compared to previous models. In addition, the machine’s bucket digging force has been increased by over 14% from 52.7 to 60.3 kN for superior power when working in areas of hard ground.

Following a successful Plantworx, Molson will be exhibiting at the Executive Hire Show

Atlas Copco Power Technique

Atlas Copco Power Technique has introduced its first-ever battery-powered LED light tower, which will on display at the Show. Zero noise during operation and the absence of engine emissions ensure full environmental compliance in urban locations.

The HiLight Z3+ features a high luminosity lamp assembly comprised of four x 160 W LEDs, with a life expectancy of 50,000 hours. The LED lighting units are supported by a hydraulically elevated vertical mast, certified wind-stable up to 80 km/h, with a maximum operating height of 8 m.

The compact dimensions of the light tower, which measures 1160 x 1160 x 2500 mm, allow up to 22 units to be accommodated on a 13-metre truck. All-weather protection is provided by a galvanised steel canopy and powder coated paintwork. The Z3+ has been designed with portability and transportation efficiency in mind.

HiLight Z3+ battery light tower application picture

The Hire Supply Company

The Hire Supply Company will be promoting its new MSC and HSC combined catalogue in addition to new products for 2020 will be on display and will include everything from lighting, heating, water pumps, generators to compaction equipment and electrical distribution products.

The HSC is also offering one time only show deals that will be available at the event.

The HSC is offering show only deals at the Executive Hire Show 2020


CPL will be showcasing one of the groups fully electric access platforms. The importance of being green is now at the forefront of all companies working within cities. CPL have made it its goal to ensure there is a conversion for all work at height – the company have both compact vehicles like the Goupil and Nissan eNV200 with a K20 boom reaching 10m working height up to a Renault Master ZE which can be twinned with several of our booms from 11 to 15m working height.

CPL offer a full bespoke finishing service. This includes storage solutions and racking, full electric options like beacons and cameras and chapter 8 markings all fitted in house. This allows your conversion to be driven straight to work from CPL’s factories.

Yanmar Compact Equipment Europe (CEE)

Yanmar Compact Equipment Europe (CEE) will showcase its ViO17 mini excavator at this year’s Show.

Yanmar say that the new machine is compact, efficient and productive and the ViO17 is a leader in its class. A true zero tail swing machine, neither the counterweight nor the upper frame exceeds the width of the crawlers, making the ViO17 perfectly suited to tight job sites. A variable undercarriage (950mm-1,280mm) maximises stability by adapting itself to the space available, while the permanently fixed, hinged blade extensions are easy to fold-out.

Powered by a 3-cylinder, 14hp Yanmar 3TNV70-XBV diesel engine – renowned for its clean and quiet profile, the next-generation engine also boasts reduced emissions, reduced noise, improved starting and meets the latest emissions compliance standards.


Mecalac has brought yet another safety-critical site dumper innovation to market. Developed to meet the highest levels of on-site operator safety at an extremely attractive price point, the MDX Canopy is a true market disruptor. Set to be unveiled for the first time at the Show, the first-to-market site dumper with protective canopy aims to bridge the gap between ROPS and cabbed models – ideal for the rental sector.

Based on Mecalac’s MDX cabbed dumper, the MDX Canopy removes the rear and sides of the cab to leave the windscreen and roof as an open-air canopy. Offering the highest levels of protection in the event of a rollover, operators benefit from exceptional visibility, comfort and performance.

Brendon Powerwashers

Brendon Powerwashers is presenting its new Dustec DT400′ – water powered dust suppression unit. The company say that this unit is ideal for the demolition and renovation markets and is ideally used alongside its 207/245 bar units.

An environmentally friendly solution as the water drives the fan generating the air flow needed to atomise the water into the atmosphere. The water not used is then recycled back. The Dustec is a lightweight mobile solution, not needing the use of electricity and can be used up to 75M away from the pressure washer making it ideal for the changing dust conditions on all construction and demolition sites.


Visitors to the Thwaites stand will be amongst the first hirers to see the new ‘wide track’ design feature on the 1 tonne and 1.5tonne compact dumper. Thwaites say that this enhancement will give operators even greater control, ensuring the wider front and rear axles provides additional stability on this highly utilised hire fleet dumper.

Further innovation has been applied to the 6 tonne and 9 tonne dumpers, with a Spring Activated Hydraulic Release Handbrake, ensuring the brake automatically engages in the event of an engine stop. Should there be a need to initiate an emergency stop, proportional braking will ensure the dumper is brought to a smooth, safe standstill.

Stage V engines are now fitted to all 6 tonne and 9 tonne machines, giving the power and torque required to handle today’s site conditions with a cleaner, more efficient and compliant engine.


Manitou will feature four machines from its extensive range of equipment. The popular Manitou MT 625 compact telehandler is ideal for sites with limited space in diverse applications from builders’ merchants to house building sites.

Articulated loaders are now a popular alternative to a conventional telehandler in many applications – the Manitou MLA-3-35H, on show at EHS, is a 2.6 tonne compact machine, at just 3.35 metres in length with a working width of 1.1 metres

The Manitou MC 25-4 is a compact semi-rough terrain, masted truck, with 4-wheel drive. It has a working capacity 2,500 kg and an overall height of less than 2 metres making it ideal for a number of demanding applications in restricted spaces.

The Manitou 100 VJR is a vertical platform with a capacity of 200 kg and a working height ofup to 9.9 metres.

Morris Site Machinery

Morris Site Machinery will spotlight its green credentials when it unveils an innovative new lighting tower alongside machinery range at the Executive Hire Show.

The manufacturer of mobile lighting towers plans to showcase what it describes as a ground-breaking new hybrid product to meet growing demand from hirers for sustainable and reliable solutions that are better for the environment.

The new prototype will be displayed alongside the most recent addition to the SMC lighting range, the SMC SL60 Link  The six-metre-tall lighting tower can be powered from mains supply, another lighting tower, such as the SMC TL90 Evolve  or from a generator. A single Denyo Eventa 20 (20kVA three-phase generator) can power 24 SMC SL60 Link’s simultaneously using innovative daisy chain capabilities, producing an incredible 2.3 million lumens.

Morris Site Machinery will also be showcasing a new range of welders and generators at the show.

The 14th annual Executive Hire Show is taking place on the 5th and 6th February 2020 at its established home at the Ricoh Arena in Coventry. Registration for visitors is now open – and it’s FREE! For a full exhibitor list please visit