Innovation comes in many forms – from new machines to safety initiatives, and from simple solutions to the latest digital technology. The best innovations in the construction and rail equipment sectors have been celebrated with the announcement of the Plantworx Innovation Awards 2019 Winners.
The winners were announced and presented with their awards following the CEA’s (Construction Equipment Association) annual conference, during a Gala Dinner, hosted by snooker legend, Steve Davis OBE. More than 150 guests attended the presentation, which took place at the East of England Arena in Peterborough in March of this year. The winning products and exhibitors are all at Plantworx.
This year there were eight categories, which between them attracted 110 individual entries from across the industry. The categories were:
The entries were judged by a panel of experts with knowledge and understanding of the construction and rail industries and of the importance of innovation in today’s market. They were:
The judges awarded Gold, Silver and Bronze awards to the best innovations in each category. See the winners here.
The Construction Equipment Association’s official CESAR Scheme, powered by Datatag technologies, showcased its latest development at the biggest ever Plantworx show in the form of the new CESAR Emissions Compliance Verification (ECV) functionality. Picture Caption: Kevin Howells, Managing Director Datatag, Rob Oliver CEO, Construction Equipment Association and Charles Stevenson General Manager JCB
In true Plantworx tradition, the first day was biblical – it poured down with rain all day! However, despite the damp conditions, which were perhaps more suited to Noah and his Ark, the show saw great visitor numbers from hardy construction professionals who came wearing wellies and armed with cheque books!
Flannery Plant Hire (Flannery), one of the largest providers of operated and self-drive plant in the UK, has signed an exclusive deal with Finning UK & Ireland at this year's Plantworx exhibition (11th-13th June) to purchase 230 new Cat® machines as part of its fleet refurbishment programme.