While The Construction Index stand was being built, I had a little walk around the show ground.
It’s fair to say, Plantworx 2013 will offer something for everyone… Those seeking the very latest toys and gadgets, won’t be disappointed. Still time to pre-register for your FREE Plantworx tickets..
Japanese mini excavator specialist, Hanix Europe Ltd, has announced that it plans to relocate its European sales and service operation from the current Manchester base to a modern facility in the Thames Valley. The move to the new site, located close to the M40 at High Wycombe, is expected to be completed in the summer.
(2.7t Hanix H27DR zero tail swing excavator that can be transported to site by standard trailer)
Michiro Ito, Managing Director of Hanix Europe, said: “This move marks a new and exciting phase for Hanix. The transition, together with operational improvements, is aimed at stepping-up the quality of our customer service through a more efficient, streamlined, and cohesive operation. Our sales strategy is to focus on a carefully selected range of machines that best suits the needs of the market, rather than offering a wide variety of model types. For instance, we are particularly strong in the 1.7t and 2.7t machine class which accounts for 44% of the UK market for mini excavators. Adding to this, the fact that half of all UK mini excavator sales are in Southern England, means that we confidently believe these initiatives will present us with the ideal opportunity to further strengthen our position in the mini excavator market.”
At the Plantworx show (14-16th May) Plant Supply Ltd launches the new “Sprider Hotbox” an asphalt application system which converts an ordinary tipper truck, into a complete asphalt - aggregate application system, in just 15 minutes.
There will be two models of the Sprider M25 on show. The M25S offers a 4.6 m or a 5 m arm, giving operators a 40m2 or a 48m2 working area and the second is the M25E giving a 4.3 m or a 4.6 m arm, which will offer a 32m2 or a 40m2 working area. The Sprider’s movements are precision controlled by a specially designed remote control unit.
What a difference a few days makes.. The empty stands and fields I posted here on the blog last week have now turned into a true hive of activity, with lots of new equipment on show.
Below I have posted a few pictures, which I very quickly snapped today. Nothing too exciting, as I don’t want to spoil the surprises. (Plus the wind and rain meant I didn't go far..)
Our visit to Plantworx today was to talk about The Construction Index stand. Thankfully Plantworx helped us out with a few “logistical” issues… Our units were just too big to get into place. The Construction Index stand has now moved. You will find us on the left as you come out of the registration area. See below. (Get free tickets here.. )
These Siberian men have come up with a resourceful yet adrenalin filled start and end to their working days.
The resourceful bridge builders cross the icy waters with the assistance of the buckets of a Komatsu K400 and a CAT excavator.
In the middle of the icy waters the workers make the thrilling leaping of faith to the next bucket, as the machines transport them from one side of the river to the other.