CV Show 2017 - Charge Of The Heavy Brigade!
By Kyle Lindsay
Friday, February 17, 2017 - 15:14
There’ll be loads and loads at CV Show 2017, including some pretty heavy ones as three major truck manufacturers announce their return to the UK’s biggest and best event for the road transport, distribution and logistics industries.
The free-to-attend event, which takes place at the NEC, Birmingham, from 25-27 April, has already attracted over 450 exhibitors and has a 10% bigger footprint than in 2016, allowing plenty of space to accommodate the return of two heavy truck manufactures, DAF and MAN, along with Guest Trucks, a major distributor for Iveco.
DAF Trucks will attend the CV Show with the theme of DAF Transport Efficiency, returning to its traditional location in Hall 5 adjacent to an additional, large outside exhibition area, which will be home to the company’s new Showtrekker hospitality trailer.
DAF Transport Efficiency encompasses a range of product enhancements such as Silent Mode and Predictive Cruise Control, supported by its range of customer support services, namely, DAFaid, DAF MultiSupport R&M packages, DAF Parts and PACCAR Financial.
CV Show has a mix of models from the company’s LF, CF and XF ranges supported by DAF experts from across the company. DAF Trucks in-house finance division, PACCAR Financial, will also be present, showing DAF First Choice, its approved used programme.
“We’re very excited to be back at the CV Show in 2017 and to be flying the flag for the heavy truck industry,” said DAF Marketing Manager, Phil Moon, “We’ve enjoyed a market leading position for over two decades now, and it’s for good reason.
“We’re a very sociable company, too,” he said, “and CV Show visitors will be made to feel very welcome on the DAF stand, in our outside exhibition area and on our fantastic new Showtrekker hospitality unit.”
Meanwhile, MAN will be using the show for the UK public debut of its new van – the TGE – alongside its range of heavy trucks.
“The TGE will fit seamlessly into the MAN family and will mean there is an MAN vehicle to meet every application across the commercial transport market,” said Martin Pickering, MAN Truck and Bus Marketing Communications Manager.
The MAN TGE will fill the requirement for a light commercial vehicle with a gross weight rating between 3 tonnes and 5.5 tonnes and will be ideal for everyday light transport tasks in the transport and haulage sector.
“The attraction of the CV Show for a leading manufacturer such as MAN is not just the number of visitors, but the quality of those visitors. It is a fabulous networking opportunity for us and allows us to meet with our existing clients and build strong leads with potential customers,” added Pickering, “footfall at the show is always impressive.”
Finally, Iveco will be represented via Guest Trucks, its biggest heavy truck dealer group, which will also have a sizeable stand.
Of course, it’s not just the trucks that will draw the crowds to CV Show 2017.As the largest and most comprehensive road freight transport, distribution and logistics event staged in Britain, The CV Show caters for every operator’s requirements and is purposely designed to be a one-stop shop for anyone involved in associated industries.
CV Show Director, Rob Skelton, said, “We’re delighted to see DAF, MAN and Iveco via Guest Trucks returning to the CV Show in 2017. Heavy trucks are a vital part of the freight and logistics industry in the UK and their presence adds a real attraction to the Show, as well as giving the manufacturers the opportunity to connect with some of the key players across the haulage industry and demonstrate their products and services, all from one venue.”
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