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Innovation Trail 2017 finalists announced

January 12, 2017

Filed under: Latest News — Louise @ 8:06 am

Morris' Chief Executive, Chris Morris, is pictured receiving the 2016 Innovation Trail Award from Peter Eustace of sponsor Bradley.

New products are at the heart of the Show, and ten of the most impressive launches will again be highlighted in the Innovation Trail. You can’t miss them as you walk round the Show, with each one marked by a special floor tile beside the relevant stand.

Ahead of the Show, all exhibitors are given the opportunity to submit details of an innovative product that they will be highlighting at the Show. Finalists will be selected in advance by a third party judging panel including independent hirers, and the EHS will highlight these products with a floor tile outside their stands so visitors can actively follow the Trail on their visit. All Finalists are then mystery shopped by the Judging panel and a third, second and first place are selected and announced the Show.

For the 2016 Show, there were thirty-three eligible entries. Products were assessed for addressing key industry issues like Health & Safety and their worthiness of inclusion in any hire fleet, as well as their innovative qualities. After the mystery shop at the last Show, the winning product of the Innovation trail was Morris Site Machinery’s PHT-140.

Entries have now been judged by a panel of experienced independent hirers, together with EHN Editor Alan Guthrie, and the EHS Team can confirm that the following 10 entries, listed in alphabetical order, have been selected as Finalists:


Armorgard – Rubble Truck – Stand B3

Atlas Copco – RTEX Pneumatic Breaker – D37

Demon Power Washers – Tornado P2 LPG Mini Bowser – Stand C190

Firefly – Timed Distribution Unit – Stand D53

Hilti (Great Britian) Ltd – BX 3 Cordless Fastening Tool – Stand B60

The Hire Supply Company – Exin Ex90L T4 11B Explosion Proof lighting – Stand A50

MHM – MG10000 SSK-Eco – Stand B80

Morris Site Machinery – Makinex Hose 2 Go – Stand B50

Securi-cabin UK – Smart Pick – Stand B175

Southern Plant Spares – Uni-tusk X1 Bucket Blade System – D18

So visitors please follow the Innovation Trail to learn more about these products and the opportunities they offer for your business. You will be following in the judges’ footsteps, as they will ‘mystery shop’ each Finalist on the first morning, with the Winner being announced during the evening Party.

The Executive Hire Show takes place on 8th & 9th February 2017 at its established Ricoh arena home.  Registration is now open – and it’s FREE!