CV Operator show is huge success, say exhibitors 23 April 2010

Last week's Commercial Vehicle Operator Show, held at Birmingham's NEC, was a roaring success; according to exhibitors, visitors and the organisers.

"The positive response from exhibitors has been overwhelming," comments Road Haulage Association chief executive Geoff Dunning, for the Show Partnership. "And with over 300 exhibitors, covering every aspect of the UK transport and logistics industry, there was certainly plenty for operators to see and consider for future use."

Renault says it was particularly pleased with its stand, which presented three van debuts. Speaking on the final day of the show, Renault UK's brand communications manager, Mark Waller, said: "Even though this year's event is on a smaller scale than usual, due to the economic downturn, we've been pleasantly surprised by the volume and consistently high quality of the customer enquiries we've received over the three days."

Waller says the new Kangoo Van Maxi and Master models were good draws to the stand and that he is expecting interest in all the new models to be high in the coming months.

Truckrax's Scott Finding agreed. The comapny launched its Toploader ladder loading system at the show. "The levels of interest in the new system far exceeded our expectations and we have lots of good leads to follow up from high-quality visitors," said Finding.

"There were some doubts concerning the impact of an industry show at what is still a critical time in economic terms," states Geoff Dunning. "I am delighted that last week proved, without a shadow of doubt, that there is still the need and the enthusiasm to showcase transport and logistics; the most important player in the recovery and future success of the UK economy."

Brian Tinham

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