Attendees brave rain, wind to attend Hillhead 2016

By |  July 12, 2016

hillhead1Attendees to the Hillhead 2016 trade show near Buxton, England braved rain, wind and chilly temperatures to view nearly 500 exhibits, as well as live equipment demonstrations. The three-day event, which took place at Tarmac’s Hillhead Quarry, attracted 18,655 visitors, a 7 percent increase over the previous show in 2014.

This year’s event included more working demonstrations than ever before, creating some of the busiest live action ever seen at Hillhead, including no fewer than 14 excavators in a new-look quarry face area. Other demonstration areas featured several portable plants at work.

Hillhead 2016 also recorded the show’s largest ever number of exhibitors (470) who occupied the biggest area of exhibition space to date.

According to show organizers, the newly extended area of the showground worked extremely well and is already oversubscribed for 2018, while the extended registration pavilion also proved successful, prompting plans for a further significant increase in size in 2018.

Pit & Quarry was at the show, so be sure to check out our August issue for additional photos. Also, some of the new equipment that debuted at Hillhead 2016 will be featured in upcoming issues.

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