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.
On the final day of Plantworx Construction Exhibition, nine Primary schools from the local Peterborough area took part in the Primary Engineer STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) challenge - hosted by Plantworx and supported by the CEA (Construction Equipment Association) and local business, Perkins Engines.
The 4th biennial Plantworx Construction Machinery Show, incorporating Railworx, (11 – 13 June), hosted by the CEA (Construction Equipment Association), fell victim once again to monsoon weather conditions. The show was blessed with a brief respite on the middle day of the event (Wednesday 12th June) – but the torrential rain returned during the afternoon and continued until close of play on the last day of the show.
During the Plantworx show, in the spotlight was earthmoving attachments manufacturer, Miller UK who showcased the latest in quick coupler innovation - the GT Series. Miller’s
James Fisher Prolec, a global leader in the design and development of innovative productivity and safety solutions, unveiled a suite of new additions to its extensive product portfolio on stands N9 and N10 at this year’s Plantworx exhibition. Which took place at the East of England Arena between 11-13 June, the live action construction event brings together more than 15,000 delegates from across the UK and Europe.