Bookings ‘Flood in’ for SALTEX 2015
Story published at 14:22, Friday, February 6th, 2015
Page last updated at 11:32 pm, Wednesday, February 18th, 2015
SALTEX 2015 has seen a huge amount of exhibitor bookings from a wide range of sectors in recent weeks. Companies representing forestry, play, groundscare machinery, artificial surfaces, natural turf and landscaping products can all be seen by visiting the NEC from 4-5 November.
The most recent exhibitors to confirm their presence include Inturf, Barenbrug, Boughton Loam and Turf, STIHL GB, Etesia UK, Wiedenmann UK, BLEC Global, Grillo Agrigarden, Amazone, Trimax, Briggs and Stratton, Polaris Commercial, Bowcom, Melcourt Industries, Vale Engineering, Tyre-Line, Muck Truck UK, Duralock, Harrod UK, S & C Slatter, Pitchmark, AE Evans, Myerscough College, Wicksteed Playgrounds and Playmaintain.
Melcourt Industries is a leading UK supplier of mulches, growing media, play surfaces, soil improvers, and other products based on natural materials and as a frequent SALTEX exhibitor, managing director Andy Chalmers believes that the new location brings more opportunities to exhibitors:
“We’ve been exhibiting at SALTEX for many years and having now moved location we believe the show will be re-invigorated. It will offer a better visitor experience and give us a good chance of meeting new customers and contacts,” he said.
Commenting on STIHL GB’s plans for SALTEX 2015, Simon Hewitt, head of marketing said: “STIHL will be showcasing our extensive low noise cordless tool range at the NEC, including even more hard-working new models for professionals this year. We look forward to meeting familiar and new contacts at this year’s event, and will follow with interest this bold move for the show.”
2015 will see Inturf celebrating its 30th anniversary and joint managing director, Alex Edwards, is upbeat about the exhibition’s new location: “We have been sharing a stand with three other well respected and established companies at SALTEX for some years now, enjoying a good level of enquiries. We think it’s a better location to attract a wider audience and should be less susceptible to the vagaries of the British weather,” he said.
The new show format will incorporate a wide range of educational seminars and turf debates, the unique ‘Ask The Expert’ turf management clinic, and for the first time, will combine with the IOG’s annual Conference and Awards. With an extensive range of exhibitors already confirmed, combined with a positive response from visitors; 4 and 5 November 2015 are fast becoming significant dates in the industry’s calendar.