- Over 230 exhibitors showcase world class products, services and innovations at UK’s largest road transport event
- Thousands of visitors welcomed across the three days
- Dates for 2023 Show announced
London, 30 May 2022: The 2022 Commercial Vehicle Show has closed its doors following three days of extensive business. Strong visitor numbers, combined with a huge array of exhibitors spanning the road transport sector and compelling speaker sessions generating packed audiences, created a fantastic atmosphere throughout the Show.
Demonstrating the confidence companies have in the event, numerous exhibitors chose the Show as the place to launch their new product lines, including Harris Maxus LCVs, TruTac fleet compliance and Locks4Vans next-generation security. This helped to deliver a larger event in 2022 with strong visitor numbers making it an unmissable Show for everyone involved in the commercial vehicle industry.
Ford’s stand was perpetually busy. Mandy Dean, Director, Commercial Vehicles, Ford of Britain and Ireland, said, “The Show was absolutely phenomenal for us. From Day One, huge visitor numbers have come to the stand to learn all about our new products and services. Footfall was great, quality of conversations with fleet managers, all sorts of industries – it’s been fantastic. We always use the Show to invite our existing customers but we’ve met lots of new people as well. The stand was mobbed and was like that all three days.”
The 2022 Show was Harris Maxus’ biggest ever display and General Manager Mark Barrett was delighted, ‘Throughout the Show there was a fantastic buzz around our stand,’ Barrett said. ‘Showcasing no fewer than 12 electric vehicles the Maxus line-up included our two newest entrants to the UK market, the Maxus MIFA 9 MPV and T90EV pick-up truck, which were unveiled on press day amid much fanfare. In addition to meeting hundreds of visitors during the Show, we were doing business; generating not just leads, but securing sales right across our range’
Tooling supplier, Sykes Pickavant brought its new 1500kg pneumatic EV battery lifting table with its unique patented locking system. David Noon, National Sales Manager for Skyes Pickavant said, “In the 12 years of doing this Show, I’ve never had a reaction to a single product like I have with this one. The Show has had great footfall with the right calibre of customer. It’s been fantastic, with a high quality of the leads to follow up after the Show. We’ve had people from all over the UK coming to the Show specifically to find this product.”
TVL Security announced an initiative designed to support van drivers when they are victims of theft and supported by the police nationwide. Laura Moran, Managing Director of TVL Group says, “We have had a really successful CV Show this year and it’s great to see more and more people attending. We have had great engagement on our Ford Factory Fit Security options and it has been the perfect opportunity to launch the ‘Tell TVL’ initiative which has been received so positively. We’ll definitely be back next year.”
Expert speakers on the Show's two Theatres tackled some of the most challenging topics currently facing the industry. The Road Ahead Theatre in Hall 5 and the Workshop Theatre in Hall 4, delivered in association with Commercial Vehicle Workshop magazine, provided a professional forum to address topics such as: ‘Driver facilities; a right, not a privilege’, ‘What to consider when electrifying your fleet’ and ‘Using DVSA data to improve compliance’, among others.
These presentation and panel discussions proved a resounding success with greater audience attendance and participation than ever before. Many presentations were standing-room only as visitors gathered to find out more.
Visitor numbers of over 11,100 reinforced the Commercial Vehicle Show’s position as the UK’s biggest and best road transport event, providing a unique combination of innovations, services and solutions across the industry.
Murray Ellis, Show Director, says, ‘This year’s Commercial Vehicle Show did not disappoint, with a great atmosphere across all three days and positive feedback from exhibitors. After two tough years, the Commercial Vehicle Show has proven it remains the place to get business done.’
Murray concludes, ‘We’d like to thank all our exhibitors, both new and returning, for providing so many outstanding products and services, which resonated with the thousands of visitors who attended. We now start planning what will be an even better 2023 event, enhancing its reputation as the pre-eminent UK Commercial Vehicle Show.’
The 2023 Commercial Vehicle Show dates have been confirmed. Next year’s Show will take place at the NEC, Birmingham from 18 - 20 April 2023. Those wishing to exhibit are encouraged to complete a space application form here: www.cvshow.com
Notes to Editors:
Commercial Vehicle Show is the leading, most comprehensive and best-attended commercial vehicle and road transport event in the UK. The 2023 Show will take place at the NEC Birmingham from 18-20 April 2023. The event is free to attend.
Commercial Vehicle Show is owned and operated by The Commercial Vehicle Show LLP whose members are the Institute of Road Transport Engineers (IRTE), the Road Haulage Association (RHA) and the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT).