CV Show countdown

Birmingham, UK: The 2019 Commercial Vehicle Show is set to open on 30 April till 2 May at the NEC Birmingham.

It’s the UK’s largest automotive showcase: the ultimate marketplace for all sectors of the road transport and logistics industry; where operators can meet and network with an unrivalled mix of product, equipment, technical and service providers under one roof.

For fleet operators, the biggest attraction of this all-encompassing event is being able to meet suppliers, see what they have to offer and find the solutions that will help them run a fleet more effectively. For exhibitors, the show is a golden chance to reveal product changes as well as new products directly to the people doing the buying.

Given its size, scale, range and impact, demand for exhibition space at this premier show is growing each year. The organisers have allocated 90% of space for 2019 and it looks like being a sell-out. They anticipate more than 450 exhibitors and 21,000 visitors – an increase over 2018 despite political uncertainty.

The CV Show isn’t just a must-visit because it’s the UK’s only one-stop shop for all sectors of the industry. It’s also a microcosm of what’s happening in the ever-changing world of road transport, including the latest new technologies. This year, for example, visitors will notice an increased number of exhibitors showing electric vehicles and other fuel variants; a rise driven by environmental, societal and legislative changes.

Marshall Fleet Solutions at CV Show 2018

Many big-name manufacturers are exhibiting this year. For some, like Vauxhall, the wheel has come full circle and it is returning after a short absence. For others, it’s many years in a row, including Ford, DAF Trucks, Fiat Professional, MAN Truck & Bus, Mitsubishi, Peugeot Citroen, Ssang Yong, Toyota, Volkswagen, Isuzu, and LDV. There’ll also be a strong presence from trailer brands like SDC, Cartwright Group, Lawrence David, and Don-Bur at this year’s show.

The 2019 CV Show is also where supply companies unveil their latest innovations. In recent years, vertical industries have attended as visitors, reflecting robust growth in the van market which attracts businesses that don’t move goods but provide a service like electrical and plumbing contracting, building and catering.

Like last year, the CV Show will have two dedicated zones to help visitors navigate their way easily to sector suppliers. Workshop includes exhibitors in the automotive aftermarket and CV maintenance sector. They range from original equipment components and replacement parts to the very latest in maintenance management systems, garage and bodyshop equipment.

Leading exhibitors in this area include: AC Hydraulic, Bowmonk, Bradmac, Butts, Carbon Clean, Eclipse Diagnostics, Gemco, Istobal, Maha, Premier Pits, Total UK, Totalkare Heavy Workshop Solutions, Thermobile, Turnkey, V-Tech, Washtec and Wilcomatic.

Cool is where visitors will find everything to do with temperature-controlled transport and equipment for cool chain operators in sectors such as food and pharmaceuticals. There’ll be a huge range of refrigerated vehicles and bodywork for operators to view, along with fridge units, monitoring equipment and other systems.

It’s not just in the physical space that the CV Show is a big hit. A strong social media presence is a must for anyone in the industry. Last year, the show became the second most discussed topic on Twitter in the UK and Ireland on day one. Its success on Twitter and across other channels like Facebook, YouTube and Instagram extends the marketing reach of exhibitors – and underlines the dynamism of the automotive sector.

The 2019 Commercial Vehicle Show
Date: 30 April to 2 May 2019 i
Venue: NEC Birmingham.
Times: Open from 08:30 to 17.00 daily


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  • The CV Show
    Birmingham, UK: The CV Show opens at the end of the month (30 April – 2 May) at Birmingham’s, National Exhibition Centre, United Kingdom.

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