July 11, 2014
Hillhead has always been the premier spot for aggregates producers to showcase their equipment – that hasn’t changed. Hillhead 2014, held June 24-26 from Lafarge Tarmac’s Hillhead Quarry, near Buxton, Derbyshire, was their biggest and best trade show yet.
17,559 people were in attendance for Hillhead 2014 with around 450 of the world’s leading equipment manufacturers, contractors and supplies showing off their goods.
“Hillhead 2014 has been one of our busiest ever shows – the visitor response to our mobile range has been tremendous with a lot of enquiries about the new products,” Andrew Yeo, Powerscreen territory manager said. “A number of orders for new machines were taken at the show and we expect to close a few more deals in the coming months, so all in all this has been a very good show for Powerscreen.”
As much as customers love Hillhead, producers may love it even more.
“Hillhead has been a great show for us as it suits Atlas Copco’s product offering for the construction and mining industries,” Kevin Prince, general manager for Atlas Copco Construction and Mining said. “We’ve done some key deals at the show, including two flagship SD2500WS pavers, several asphalt rollers and a large order for compressors of various sizes. We also displayed the new QLT H50 lighting tower and PAS 6 diesel-driven pump, which were both well received.”
Hillhead always has been, and always will be, an important platform for companies to show off their products and services. Many companies sell a good amount of equipment at the trade show. The diversity of visitors to the show has put even more pressure on producers to outshine their competition with better merchandise.
Dates for Hillhead 2016 will be announced shortly. It’s safe to assume that producers, manufacturers and customers alike are eagerly waiting to book flights.