With over 200 exhibitors already confirmed, world exclusive launches promised and 49% more space booked to date than at this point last year, CV Show 2012 is set to be a ‘must-go’ event for the UK’s commercial vehicle buyers.
“The commercial vehicle industry has bounced back from recession with vigour, a fact spelled out by the early enthusiasm for the 2012 Show,” said Paul Everitt, SMMT Chief Executive. “The number of exhibitors already signed-up demonstrates the sector’s commitment to drive through economic uncertainty, delivering even more efficient and capable vehicles, products and services to the UK’s CV buyers.”
Major vehicle manufacturers have committed to the CV Show with Ford, Isuzu, MAN, Mercedes and Vauxhall just some of the big names set to wow the crowds with the latest metal. Additionally, the likes of Ashwoods Automotive and Webasto will represent component manufacturers, while Ingimex and Tevo form part of the broad range of bodybuilder and storage solution companies that will exhibit from 24 to 26 April.
Commenting on the prospects of next year’s CV Show 2012, Steve Clary, Commercial Vehicles Director, Ford of Britain, said, “2012 is a very important year for Ford’s commercial vehicle operations and the expanded stand we will have at the CV Show reflects this. The UK LCV market is extremely important to us and as the market leader for the past 46 years, the UK-based Show gives us the perfect platform to get closer to existing and potential customers”.
Representing the truck world, Sam Whittaker, Truck Sales and Marketing Director Mercedes-Benz UK, said, “We are very proud to have another major presence at the CV Show, as it provides the ideal platform from which to present to our customers the exciting New Actros, which has just been crowned International Truck of the Year 2012.
“We have a fantastic range of commercial vehicles on show in 2012, and always enjoy meeting the CV Show visitors to hear their views on our products and service. We are especially looking forward to seeing the reaction to the impressive New Actros.”
The buzz around the CV Show doesn’t stop there, as aftermarket-focused ‘Workshop 2012’ also boasts big names and innovative products with companies such as Cobra and Ring Automotive already signed-up.
The 2012 Show will occupy four halls of the NEC Birmingham from 24 to 26 April, covering over 44,000 square metres and showcasing in excess of 400 exhibitors. Anyone requiring exhibitor information should contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Commercial Vehicle Show is owned by the CV Show LLP, comprising the Road Haulage Association, the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders and IRTE Services Ltd, the trading company of the SOE (Society of Operations Engineers).