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July 1, 2014

Filed under: Latest News — Louise @ 8:16 am

With ‘grandfather rights’ on exhibitors’ stands having lapsed at the close of business yesterday, we are delighted to report that 62% of all the Show’s exhibitors, in both the Main Hall and Atrium, have Re-Booked for both the 2015 and 2016 Shows. Furthermore, 92% of all stand space at next February’s Show has also been re-confirmed by exhibitors.

According to Show Director Robert Aplin, “our plan in July is to work with our long Upgrade List and, if stand space is still available, with our Wait List. There is also the possibility of re-opening the Top Tier, an additional hall for light equipment, that we used in 2012 and 2013, before we added stands in the Atrium earlier this year. With Atrium stands extending to the south entrance, the Top Tier, immediately above this area, becomes a more attractive proposition that we can fully integrate into our burgeoning Show. If demand continues at the present rate, I wouldn’t be at all surprised if we re-opened the Top Tier at the end of the summer.

“We also confirm that our Exhibitor Kick Off Meeting for next February’s Show will be held at the Ricoh Arena at 10.30am on Wednesday 1 October. All exhibitors are welcome and we would expect to announce a number of new initiatives, each aimed at increasing visitor levels to the Show, at that meeting.”

April 29, 2014

Filed under: Latest News — Louise @ 12:26 pm

Following the success of this year’s Show, which attracted a record 148 exhibitors and record attendance of 1,908 relevant hire visitors, we sent each exhibitor a Show Stand Proposal, which offered the opportunity to Re-Book for 2 Years or for the 2015 Show.

We are thrilled to confirm that Option 1 of this Proposal, which offered a zero price increase 2 Year Re-Booking, attracted exhibitors to re-book a staggering 43% of available exhibition at the Show by its expiry date of Good Friday.

We are now offering Option 2 of the 2 Year Re-Booking proposal and Option 3, which covers the 2015 Show.

Each exhibitor now has until 30 June to Re-Book its existing stand. After this date, will start to offer stands to our long Upgrade List and, if stands are still available, to our Wait List.

We have also advised exhibitors that, however quickly they confirm their preferences, we will not raise our first invoice until 1 June. Payment of this invoice is required by 30 June.

We look forward to working with all all exhibitors again.

Good Vibrations! Executive Hire Show 2014 beats all records – with best visitor attendance ever.

February 19, 2014

Filed under: Latest News — Louise @ 9:59 am

Record Attendance for 2014 Executive Hire Show

The EHS team are delighted to confirm that last week’s 2014 Executive Hire Show attracted a record 1,908 relevant hire industry visitors. 

This net figure excludes non-exhibiting suppliers, others – like consultants and training providers, as well as Press and PR. The total number of visitors scanned was 2,472 and this figure also excludes all exhibitor personnel.

The record 1,908 relevant hire visitors represents an 18% increase over last year’s attendance of 1,612 – a true sign that the green shoots of recovery are pushing through.

The EHS team also confirm that the show attracted both senior executives and purchasing management from all the Top Ten national hirers, including an astonishing 120 executives from the industry’s No.1 hirer, Speedy.

Executive Hire Show director Robert Aplin said “It goes without saying that independent hirers continue to be the lifeblood of the Show. 85% of all relevant hire visitors were from independent operations.

These attendance figures show that passionate hirers throughout the UK and Ireland continue to place high value on attending their industry’s established annual event, as an unrivalled opportunity to make purchasing plans for the year ahead.”

Robert concluded, “We would like to thank all innovative suppliers for their support in attracting passionate hirers to our industry’s national event at the Ricoh Arena. It was a phenomenal show with both exhibitors and visitors upbeat and positive – there really was a buzz around the arena.

We are already looking forward to next year’s show and the 2015 dates are Wednesday 11th and Thursday 12th February.”

Exhibitors reported some excellent deals being done at the show and a high level of interest from hirers nationwide.  The mood was buoyant and a good indication that the prolonged recession of recent year’s is over.

Manitou made its second appearance at the show, sales manager Paul Bidwell said, “We had a ‘super-sized’ stand this year and it’s been really really good for us.  There’s plenty of optimism around and we have seen a good mix of people.  The show is well organised by a professional team and we look forward to 2015.”

Phil Holman, director Knott Avonride also had a great show. “We have been ‘mad busy’ and have seen a large number of quality visitors.  We also had excellent interaction with fellow exhibitors and have been working with a number of them who have been using our products.  We can confirm that we will be back next year.”

Andy Munford director Shindaiwa said, “The show fulfilled and exceeded all our expectations, there was great interest in all our range of products, I can honestly say it was our most successful EHS show to date!”

Andy added, “We have also secured substantial orders.  Martin Plant Hire (Glasgow) placed an order for 15 Power Centre Generators in a deal worth £120K.”

First time exhibitor Cubb Engineering took a stand in the new atrium area, company director Colin Ferguson said, “It’s gone nuclear!  We sold 15 machines on the first day and another five on Thursday.  Hirers that could not get to talk to us on the stand, as we were mobbed, have been calling us to place orders.  I have never been to a show like it!  We only built the machine six weeks ago!

Another exhibitor who chose to remain anonymous said, “It’s been five years of famine – now it’s a feeding frenzy.”

Takeuchi’s managing director; Tomonori Tamaru reported a good return to the show after a year’s absence and plenty of interest in the new Takeuchi machine.

Thwaites sales director, Ian Brown said, “We saw an excellent level of visitors it’s been a really positive show.  The mood was confident and hirers are buying again – we have taken orders for machines – therefore happy!  See you again next year!”

Robert Brown, former MD of Ammann Equipment, and now managing director of the newly formed AY Equipment reported, “Not only was the EHS this year an excellent platform to promote the new company name and brand we did some very good deals.  These deals were not ‘stage managed’ but were actual orders taken at the show from visitors walking onto our stand.  We have sold in excess of 20 machines.  We also saw many new faces too including owner operators out buying machines.”

Over the next few days the EHS team will be updating the website with more news from the show including video footage, details of awards won and the hire award winners – so keep popping back on the Executive Hire Show website for all the inside gossip!

The 2015 dates will be Wednesday 11th and Thursday 12th February at the Ricoh Arena Coventry.

All Showed Out!

February 13, 2014

Filed under: Latest News — Louise @ 4:24 pm

Well that’s it for another year! We would like to thank all the exhibitors and the visitors who made the 8th annual Executive Hire Show a resounding success with record attendance for both days!

There was an upbeat feeling throughout the show – evidence of the green roots of recovery creeping through!   Both the exhibitors and visitors we spoke to were incredibly happy with the event.

Hanix H09D Micro - new at the EHS

Some good business deals were reported, notably from Cubb Engineering, who made their show debut this year, Ammann, Shindaiwa, Knott-Avonride and many more. There were also some spectacular launches of brand new products, including new machines from Kubota, Cummins, Morris Site Machinery, Youngman, Greenmech, Bomag and newcomer Hanix.

So thanks once again for all your support and we look forward to welcoming you back in 2015 at the 9th Executive Hire Show at the Ricoh Arena Coventry. (Dates to be confirmed)

Day one of the Executive Hire Show – A Resounding Success!

February 12, 2014

Filed under: Latest News — Louise @ 5:05 pm

Day one of the 8th Executive Hire Show is over!  And what a day it has been with busy aisles and a real buzzing atmosphere! 

Graham Black, Editor, Earthmovers magazine said of the first day of the show ”There’s a real Buzz about this show in compared to the last couple of year’s.  A sure sign that the recession is becoming a distant memory.  Hire companies are renewing and expanding their fleet before the inevitable shortage of machinery.”

Andy Munford, Sales Director Shindaiwa was also very upbeat about the day, “It’s been our best show ever so far.  We were absolutely flat out today.”  Gemma Sharpe, Takeuchi told a similar story, “What a great atmosphere the show had today.  The Takeuchi stand has been mobbed and we have all been rushed of our feet.”

Day two tomorrow!  Check back here for news of deals done and other news!  In the mean time check out the video from Day One – click on the link below:




Filed under: Latest News — Louise @ 12:57 pm

For the first time Finning, the exclusive Caterpillar dealer for UK and Ireland, is exhibiting on stand X27 at this year’s Executive Hire Show.

Visitors to stand X27 in the Atrium will be able to see the new Cat® CB14B Utility Roller, Cat 300.9D and 301.7D Mini Excavators, which will be on display. Finning product specialists will also be on hand to discuss the full range of Cat machinery and tailored equipment solutions available from Finning.

CB14B Utility Roller

Commenting on the show attendance, Andy Davies, Finning Strategic Account Manager, said: “The Executive Hire Show is a great platform for us to meet existing and potential new customers in the very active plant hire sector. It is the first time we will be able to introduce customers to our new product ranges and services.

“Our team of product specialists will be also on hand to talk through our service support packages and finance. So a visit to our stand X27 will be well worth it.”


Filed under: Latest News — Louise @ 11:48 am

Hanix is the latest construction equipment manufacturer to adopt the CEA’s CESAR Scheme, the world’s most successful equipment security scheme for its range of mini-excavators.

Hanix Adopt The CEA's CESAR Scheme

Powered by Datatag security technology CESAR is marking 7 years of success in 2014. The now familiar triangular registration plate protects over 135,000 pieces of equipment. The ‘CESAR effect’ has reduced overall equipment theft by 46% in the past 3 years, increased the rate of recovery of stolen equipment by a factor of 6, and helped reduce insurance premiums on equipment.

The Datatag supplied CESAR security system works by giving each piece of equipment a unique and permanent ‘fingerprint’ using a mix of state of the art security marking technology that includes tamper evident triangular registration plates, Radio-frequency identification (RFID) transponders, forensic liquid DNA and microscopic Datadots. CESAR is a proven deterrent against theft and an invaluable aid in recovery. According to police statistics CESAR registered machines are 4 times less likely to be stolen than unregistered machines.

Hanix, which has gone through some recent changes, sees the fitment of CESAR as a positive step that will enhance the Hanix product offer. Making the announcement at the opening of the Executive Hire Show in Coventry Hanix’s UK Sales Manager Paul Clarke commented, “We’re delighted to be able to offer the popular CESAR scheme to our customers. CESAR has led the way in combating equipment theft in recent years and it has proved to be a very effective deterrent against theft and a useful aid in recovery.” New Hanix mini-excavators supplied in the UK will be fitted with CESAR from mid-February.

For more information go www.cesarscheme.org or www.hanixeurope.com


Filed under: Latest News — Louise @ 8:50 am

At last the waiting is over!  The 2014 Executive Hire Show is now open! Visitors are invited to come along and see more exhibitors than ever before – more new products than ever before and a brand new section of the show -The Atrium which houses many new exhibitors and new products and machinery.

Visitors can also follow the Innovation Trail – the 10 most innovative products at the show as voted for by independent hirers. Listed below, in alphabetical order, are the selected finalists:

Altrad Belle – PCEL400E electric plate compactor

Angry Bear – Combo 300 chipper/shredder/power pack

Aristospray – Strata MP016 plaster sprayer

Armorgard – Folding board trolley

HTC Floor Systems – Greyline Superprep tools with dust pre-separator

Himoinsa – Power Cube compact generator

Kubota – KX080-4 8 tonne mini excavator

Leica Geosystems – Disto D810 Touch laser measuring tool

MLS – Drop Down Tank Water sensor

Morris Site Machinery – SMC Solar-2 lighting tower

The Waiting is Almost Over!

February 11, 2014

Filed under: Latest News — Louise @ 7:43 am

It’s almost here - The Waiting is Almost Over!

Going Great Guns - Build Up for the EHS 2014

It’s just a matter of hours before the long anticipated Executive Hire Show throws open its doors to Hire industry professionals.  The EHS team is in top gear and going at full throttle in preparation for the forthcoming show in the UK at the Ricoh Arena, Coventry.  Build up is going well with the final preparations going on throughout the day today ready for tomorrows big day – doors open at 09:am sharp!

The 2014 Executive Hire Show is a complete sell out! The event is set to be the biggest show to date, with a record 148 exhibitors, over 70 new products and 10 finalists in the Innovation Trail.

Hire professionals visit the event to see the plethora of new products which are showcased many of which will be seen for the very first time in the UK and in some cases will be making world debuts. Many of the products and machinery on display will be aimed at making the user’s business more efficient and more profitable. Innovation will be the key – not just the best kit but the kit that ‘works smarter’.

Exhibitors also offer ‘show only deals’, which makes the show an even better prospect for visitors. It’s also the perfect opportunity to keep bang up to date with what’s going on in the hire industry.

What are you waiting for?  EHS – 12th & 13th February 2014 – see you there!







It’s Almost Show Time!

February 10, 2014

Filed under: Latest News — Louise @ 7:24 am

41 – 50 reasons why you can’t afford to miss the 8th annual hire event – doors open at 9am Wednesday 12th February! Miss it and you’ll be missing out!

The 2014 Executive Hire Show is sold out! The event is set to be the biggest show to date, with a record 148 exhibitors, over 70 new products and 10 finalists in the Innovation Trail. Show

Multidrum at the EHS

41) Multidrum is an embryonic company that has designed and patented a soil screener attachment to fit on to a Belle Minimix 150 cement mixer. The company says that, until now, it has been selling the product via its website with relatively good results, but that it has been constantly asked if it can be hired by the day, or for a weekend.

This has led Multidrum to believe that its main target market is with hire companies, rather than individual customers who only require the screener for small quantities of material.

New Products from Off-Grid at the EHS

42) Off Grid Energy Described as a representing a revolution in the provision of power for hire applications, the Energy Cube can reduce the running costs and emissions from conventional generating sets by up to 80%, as well as delivering other environmental benefits that include substantial noise reduction and integration with renewable resources. It is available in a number of formats and sizes for power needs ranging between 1 and 100kW.

Peli Lighting Up the Executive Hire Show

43) Peli area lights offer powerful, rechargeable LED lighting as a safe, economic alternative to generator powered units. They can be set up quickly by untrained personnel. With instant light activation and silent operation, Peli says the lights are rugged and dependable, with a light duration up to 40 hours (models 9460/70) from a single charge.

The new Peli 9420 LED work light will be on display at the Show. Compact and easily carried, it folds down to just 74cm long. The mast extends above 1.5m, allowing a wide area of illumination.

Postpullers making pulling posts a doddle!

44) Postpullers designs and manufactures a range of machines for the easy removal of all kinds of posts and their concrete footings, from fence posts to highway barrier posts, which can be removed in under two minutes without the need for any digging. Regularly used by contractors and members of the public, the machines are designed to be robust and reliable, with very low maintenance requirements.

The products are manufactured in the UK specifically for the hire market. Each produces at least 4 tonnes of pulling force, with both manual and powered versions available. EHS 2014 will see the launch of an engine powered machine range.

Elebia Autohook in Action!

45) Red Plant specialises in offering the ‘elebia’ auto-hook, a special crane hook that allows the user to remotely attach and release a load without any manual handling. The second generation of auto-hooks are available, and will be featured on the company’s stand.

46) Redwood Global is entering the market with a bang, the all-new Forst wood chipper is claimed to have quickly become a favourite with hire companies across the UK. Manufactured by arboricultural machinery specialist, Redwood Global, and launched in March 2013, the Forst machine has been developed to offer many quality, performance and design features to make it the perfect hire machine.

The brand has been launched with a wheeled and tracked variant of the hire industry’s most popular size chipper, having a 6in x 8in capacity. Forst machines come as standard with a 3 year warranty and are described as combining rock solid build quality at a price representing true value for money.

47) Ritelite will display a new mobile lighting tower suitable for sports facilities, events and construction sites. The K50 and K65 models have 5m and 6.5m mast heights respectively, and mains, generator and battery powered options are available, with metal halide or LED lamps. They are designed to be easily transported and to be set up by one person in minutes.

Also on display will be a new K9 hand-held LED light powered by a rechargeable battery and offering up to eight hours working time, along with the K8 hand-held LED torch that provides up to 13 hours’ operation and can be charged from a vehicle’s power socket.

48) Rothenburger will be exhibiting the latest in pipe tool technology for the construction, mechanical services, HVAC and facilities management trades.

Pipe jointing equipment, drain inspection and cleaning, pipe freezing as well as cutting and bending equipment, will all be displayed at the Show, and all are available from the company’s UK distribution centre.

49) Seddons and sister company, BrownPower, are to exhibit a new range of pollution prevention products including Green Rhino oil and sediment filters, and de-watering packs. Live demonstrations on removing sediment, oil and other hydrocarbons from water using these products can be seen over both days.

Other products being showcased by Seddons will include wash bays, spill kits and, as one of the hire industry’s premier parts suppliers, will present its new parts and accessories catalogue, with over 600 fast-moving lines.

50) Shindaiwa will show the full range of ECO. New for 2014 is the Powercenter 15 multi-voltage generator, a super-silent, fully bunded model designed to offer three voltages simultaneously. Also on show will be the Airman PDS130 and PDS185 super-silent mobile screw compressors, together with Petrocube self-bunded, baffled fuel cubes.

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