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Engines Plus Ltd appointed as UK distributor for Subaru Industrial Power Products

October 29, 2014

Filed under: Latest News — Louise @ 11:32 am

Engines Plus Ltd has recently been appointed as the UK distributor for Subaru Industrial Power Products, which includes the full range of petrol, single cylinder diesel engines, portable trash pumps and generators –  its first UK exhibition for the company will be the Executive Hire Show in February of next year (11th & 12th at the Ricoh Arena).

Subaru Industrial Power Products was previously marketed as Robin and the brand became very well established in the UK across all market sectors with a proven acceptability in small construction equipment.

Engines Plus take on Subaru - see the company at the EHS

In the highly competitive small engine market the Subaru product range has established a very strong reputation based on highly reliable and durable engines. By incorporating the latest technical design features from the Japanese manufactured engines ensures that the product is always at the forefront of innovation with regards to fuel economy and low noise characteristics.

Sales Director of Engines Plus Ltd – Martyn Harris states “We are very excited about the challenge of re-establishing the brand and ensuring that it maximises its full potential within the market”

“Our first stop was to establish the links to the key customers here in the UK, we will then by following this up by exhibiting at the Executive Hire Show in February”

A bit of background;

Subura Industrial Power Products is part of the Subura automotive business, this Japanese company builds small general purpose petrol and diesel engines for construction equipment, industrial machinery, pumps sets and generators.

Formerly branded as Robin petrol and diesel engines, they have over 2000 models which are exported worldwide to 90 different countries.

Engines Plus Ltd, was formed in June 2009, with three former employees of HM Plant Ltd / HMI, the UK distributor for Isuzu Diesel Engines. Hedley Beavis, Martyn Harris and Bob Cantwell all worked for HMI for the past 9/10 years, and set up a formidable operation in the UK, for the distribution of the  Isuzu product.

New RIDGID RE 60 Electrical Tool on show at the Executive Hire Show

October 27, 2014

Filed under: Latest News — Louise @ 8:49 am

The new 3-in-1 tool from RIDGID - see it at the EHS

RIDGID, a leading manufacturer of innovative tools and equipment for the professional trades, announces its first battery-powered solution specifically for electrical contractors: the RE 60 Electrical Tool.

This new tool offers a 3-in-1solution for cutting wires, crimping lugs and punching electrical boxes all with a single tool. The RE 60 features the unique RIDGID QuickChange System which incorporates a moveable collar that lets contractors quickly and easily switches between three interchangeable heads with 360° rotation: the SC-60B Scissor Cutter Head; the LR-60B Latching Round Crimp Head and the PH-60B Punching Head.  This means that there’s no longer a need to carry multiple, dedicated tools to the jobsite or completely switch from one tool to the next, which increases efficiency and maximizes productivity.

“The RE 60 is going to be a real game changer for electrical contractors looking to save time, save money and reduce the total amount of tools they carry around,” said Enver Celik, product manager at RIDGID. “Just imagine cutting armored cables, crimping lugs and punching access holes with a single tool. It’s all possible now with the RE 60.”

Put the 11th and 12th February 2015 in your diary now!  See you there!


The next evolution of Gehl skid steer Loaders at the 2015 EHS

October 22, 2014

Filed under: Latest News — Louise @ 12:07 pm

Gehl is pleased to introduce the Gehl R Series Radial-Lift Skid Steer Loaders.  This all-new line includes three models – the R190, the R220 and the R260. These models will be on display at the 9th Executive Hire Show at the Ricoh Arena on 11th & 12th February 2015 on the Manitou stand – number D115.

The Gehl R220 at the EHS

According to Gehl these new machines offer an enhanced operator station with an integrated digital display, improved visibility all-around, pressurized cabs, Tier IV engines and a high-powered hydraulic system – Gehl say the R Series is the next evolution of Gehl skid steer loaders.

These new large-frame skid loaders are popular among farmers, contractors, landscapers, and  demolition companies due to their excellent ground engaging capabilities and high capacity strength.  Rental businesses will also benefit from the versatile nature of the new R Series skid loaders.

The R260 Carry Load from Gehl

“The design of the new Gehl R Series skid loaders is a result of 40 years of market experience and extensive feedback from loyal Gehl equipment owners,” says Frederik Crul, Product Line Manager, MILE.  “Gehl focused on ‘customer voice’ and ‘market expectations’ when designing this new evolution of skid steer loaders.  This research resulted in the outstanding hydraulic performance users are demanding, yet without detracting from the comfort they have come to expect from Gehl products.    To guarantee emissions compliance, our engineers chose the engine technology that was best suited to the Gehl skid steer loader line and the applications they excel in.”

Executive Hire Show 2015 – 11th & 12th February.  Miss it – you’ll be missing out!

The Access Platform Company Introduce Two New Push Around Access Platforms

October 21, 2014

Filed under: Latest News — Louise @ 10:24 am

The Access Platform Company will be coming to the EHS once again next year (11th & 12th February 2015) and will be launching two new ‘push-around’ access platforms at the event.

The New Side Winder 300 - five metre access platform at the EHS

Visitors need to head to stand number A95 to see the new ‘Skywinder 300′ which  is a brand new Low Level Access platform.  This neat piece of kit offers a working height of up to five metres, which, according to the company, can be reached in less than one minute. The SW 300 doesn’t  require any power from batteries or mains, and has no hydraulics, no charger, no pumps, no motors, which deems it as virtually maintenance free!

The SW 300 and its stable mate the SW 300 AT are the only five metre working height, non powered, push around access platforms on the market. Both will fit through a standard doorway or fit in a lift and are light enough to transport on a small trailer or in a van.

Visitors to the show will also see the SW 300′s stable mate – the SW 300 AT – which is the first ALL TERRAIN Low Level Access Platform on the market. The machine is also rated for outdoor use in wind speeds up to 20mph.

The All Terrain Side Winder 300

Due to its outdoor rating, light weight, levelling facility and working height, the SW 300 AT can be used on many applications, including working outdoors on lights, security systems, windows, gutters, facades, car parks, soffits, painting, gardens, tree’s, hedges, general repair, maintenance and more.

The SW 300 AT offers a working height of up to five metres in less than one minute. It comes complete with large floatation tyres, to enable the machine to travel over soft, or uneven ground. Making it very easy for the operator to work on outdoor applications which would prove almost impossible on other machines.

The four  outriggers allow the user to level the machine on the most uneven surfaces, and due to their multi-position set up, users can work in the tightest of areas.

As its stable mate – the Skywinder 300 AT does not require any power such as batteries or mains and is also virtually maintenance free – what’s not to like?

Put the 11th and 12th February 2015 in your diary now  for the 9th annual EHS – it’s going to be the place to be seen and the place to be seen in!


EHS Exhibitor – Morris Site Machinery – launch the Great British Weld-Off 2015

October 15, 2014

Filed under: Latest News — Louise @ 9:48 am

Executive Hire Show veterans,  Morris Site Machinery, supplier of ArcGen welder generators, is searching for promising young welders between the ages of 16 – 25 to enter The Great British Weld-Off 2015. In association with Speedy, the competition aims to discover and crown the UK’s top young welders.

Back for a second year running, the competition will see four finalist teams battle it out in a series of competitive and creative challenges to showcase their skills and knowledge with a Q&A and safety round, a welding skills section, as well as a creative test where the teams will have to recreate a ‘World Famous Landmark’. The winning team will win £2,000 for their welding department or workplace, as well as £250 for each winning team contestant.

Let the battle commence - the Great British Weld Off 2015!

Phil Winnington, Managing Director at Morris Site Machinery said: “We’re thrilled to be bringing The Great British Weld-Off back for 2015. Earlier this year, we crowned an incredibly talented young team of welders from Coleg Cambria and we cannot wait to see what raw talent comes through this time.

“I would urge apprentices and students in the welding sector to consider this opportunity as part of their career development. The UK welding industry is getting busier and even more competitive and we are here to help young people get ahead and enhance their skills and knowledge.”

The teams will have to work together to impress the panel of high profile judges including Chief Judge Ian Hogarth from The Welding Institute and Michael Scarrott from EAL.

Ian Hogarth from professional engineering establishment The Welding Institute said: “There is need in the UK to build confidence amongst young people to motivate them to start a career in traditional industries such as welding.  The Great British Weld-Off does this. We are calling upon students either employed in industry or at college, and even employers and tutors, to get a team together and enter.”

Michael Scarrott from EAL, the specialist awarding organisation for industry qualifications, said: “Once again we are excited to be involved in the Weld-Off and personally, I can’t wait to judge more talented individuals and assist in progressing their welding careers.”

The competition will be judged in two stages: a paper-based/online entry for the first round (closing date Thursday 8th January 2015), followed by the competitive live Weld-Off final on Wednesday 4th February 2015 – a week before the 9th Executive Hire Show (11th & 12th February 2015)

The champions will be announced at an awards ceremony on the evening of The Great British Weld-Off final at the Morris Site Machinery headquarters in Wolverhampton.

To download an entry form, please go to www.morrismachinery.co.uk/weld-off.

Executive Hire Show 2015 – Kicks Off to a Flying Start with Main Hall and Atrium Virtually SOLD OUT.

October 8, 2014

Filed under: Latest News — Louise @ 5:57 pm

The 9th Executive Hire Show exhibitor Kick off meeting took place earlier this week at the events’ established Coventry Ricoh Arena home in the heart of the Midlands.  ‘Kicking off’ proceedings was Show director Robert Aplin who was delighted to announce the Main Hall and the Atrium areas of the small plant and tool hire exhibition were all but sold out – with 144 confirmed exhibitors! Mr Aplin also confirmed that over 60% of both areas were also already pre-booked for the 2016 Show.

The EHS 2015 Show (11th & 12th February 2015) may only be a two day event but its reach and its influence continue throughout the hire industry throughout the year. Of the 144 exhibitors, 26 have been at every show since it began 9-years ago and with the recession behind us there will be 20 new or returning visitors which is an excellent sign of the confidence in the hire market showing real signs of a healthy recovery.

9th Executive Hire Show almost SOLD OUT!

The exhibitor list is looking very impressive – with many of the key players in the hire sector taking stands.  These include A &Y Equipment (formerly Ammann), Altrad Belle, Avant Techno, Bomag, Bravi Platforms, Cummins, Doosan, Eurotowers, Fairport Equipment, Firefly Solar Generators, GenQuip, Greenmech, Hanix, Hilti, Husqvarna, Ifor Williams, JCB, Karcher, King Highway Products, Knott-Avonride, Kubota, Leica, Mace Industries, Makita, Manitou, Nilfisk Advance, Obart Pumps, Peli Products, Power Towers, Pramac, Red Plant, Ridge Tools, Shindaiwa, Sumner, Terex, The Access Platform Company, Thwaites, Topcon, Wirtgen, Yokota, Youngman and Zenith.

The Show team is now working on finding extra space at the Show as traditionally exhibitors will book another 200m2 of space between October and January.  Once the Atrium is at capacity, the organisers are looking once again to re-open the Top Tier of the Show which they did in 2013.  This received mixed views in 2013 – but with renewed confidence the EHS is confident this could be a real success – watch this space for more news!

The 2014 event attracted a record 148 exhibitors and record attendance of 1,908 relevant hire visitors and in 2015 the EHS team is confident they are going to ‘smash’ both records!  Not only has getting more space got the green light to sign up more exhibitors but so has the campaign to entice more visitors to attend ‘The Hire Event of the Year!”  Last year a total of 700 hire depots were visited by the campaign managers throughout England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales – these visits are set to continue with the assistance of Steve McKenzie and Steve Ritchie.

Another initiative from the EHS team are the ‘Regional Executive Hire Road Shows’ which have been well received – local hirer companies are invited to come along and see just what the EHS has to offer and can take advantage of special deals from participating suppliers, available only at these events.  Supported by Altrad Belle, Hire Supply Company, Youngman, Safety Lifting Gear, Dri-Eaz and Hilti the first event planned is Tuesday 14th October at the Ricoh Arena from 4.30pm until 7.30pm.  The following is 16th October at the Holiday Inn Bristol at 4.30pm to 7.30pm, with Makita as an additional sponsor and then Wednesday 19th November at the Wellington Arms on the A33 Basingstoke, where Obart is also a supporting brand.

At the Kick Off event Rob also introduced the Show’s new Development Manager, Gemma Gratton.  Gemma has worked in the past for Turner Access, Hewden – her principal role will be to further the Show’s connections between hirers and suppliers.

The 2015 EHS website is where visitors and exhibitors will find the latest news about the Show which will be updated on a regular basis between now and the February event. Visit www.executivehireshow.co.uk.  All that’s left to say for now is – welcome to the Executive Hire Show 2015. Put the 11th and 12th February 2015 in your diary now – it’s going to be the place to be seen and the place to be seen in!

Executive Hire Show update

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)

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