SALTEX 2015 is set to become bigger and better with the announcement that the show has now moved into a third hall at the NEC in Birmingham.
Organisers of the 2015 show, which is being held on 4 and 5 November, have extended the show footprint to accommodate the increasing number of the world-class exhibitors that have now confirmed their presence.
Since the floorplan was released in mid-November, more than 120 exhibitors have signed up to SALTEX’s new indoor format – confirming that it is a positive move for the industry.
Commenting on SALTEX’s hall expansion, show organiser Brintex sales director John Gibson said: “With an additional 30 companies provisionally holding spaces and halls 8 & 7 almost sold out, we are delighted to announce the show’s expansion into hall 6. This will enable us to accommodate well over 200 exhibitors, which allows us to promote a very broad range of top brand products and services to this year’s visitors.”
Geoff Webb, CEO of the Institute of Groundsmanship, is very upbeat about the expansion. “Industry support of SALTEX 2015’s new date and location has already exceeded expectations. Many of the sector’s biggest names have signed up to the show –– many of which have taken large stands to launch new products,” he said.
SALTEX’s new date will also be outside of a September events congestion which sees other exhibitions such as Four Oaks, GaLaBau and Demo Dagen taking place.
The most recent exhibitors include Everris, Makita, Limagrain UK, Schiller Grounds Care, Fleet Line Markers, Countrywide Turf and Amenity, Lister Wilder, Nomix Enviro, The Childrens Playground Company, Border Sports Services, Kanga Loaders and Lloyds Hunter, who became the 100th company to sign-up.
Everris has been a SALTEX regular, and as a market leader on a global scale, the company is renowned for providing high-quality fertilisers, grass seeds and plant protection products for turf and amenity use. The new show format and enhanced educational programme is something which the company is looking forward to, as Ed Carter, sales and development manager explains:
“We have supported SALTEX for many years and it’s been a good show for us, but when we heard that it would be moving to a central location with more focus on education, it made it a no brainer for us to sign up.
“As a company, Everris supports further education wherever possible and I think the new look SALTEX will provide great learning opportunities for both grassroots and professional turf managers,” he said.
As the only company to have exhibited at every SALTEX since it began in 1938, it was fitting that Lloyds Hunter was the 100th exhibitor to confirm its attendance. Since that first show, the company has gone from strength to strength in manufacturing quality equipment for turf professionals, and this position was enhanced when it acquired Hunters Precision Grinders, which specialises in relief and spin grinders.
Commenting on the company’s long-standing presence at SALTEX, managing director Clive Nottingham, said: “I’m delighted to hear that we are the only company to have exhibited at every SALTEX since it began. We are big supporters of the exhibition and are looking forward to seeing the show’s new format.”
SALTEX 2015 will contain the much loved elements of the show since its inception in 1938 as well as new and exciting features.