Fitting stage for LEEA exhibition21 November 2007
The Lifting Equipment Engineers Association (LEEA) will stage its annual exhibition - LiftEx - at the Holiday Inn, Telford, this Friday (23 November 2007). Fittingly, Telford is named after Thomas Telford, a famous civil engineer, and describes itself as the "birthplace of industry". I will, of course, be attending so look out for the latest news from the UK market early next week.
Open to the trade and end users, the event is your opportunity to meet with many of the leading suppliers, manufacturers and service providers of lifting equipment.
A raft of exhibitors will be in attendance, all with their own agenda...
Harris Walton Lifting Gear Ltd. will bring nearly half a century of experience to the show floor. It will take the opportunity to exhibit its new range of hi-load eyebolts.
The firm was established in 1959 and says it is one of the world's largest manufacturers of British Standard eyebolts (to BS4278) with the capability to manufacture and export a wide variety of customised lifting gear equipment, links, rings and drop forgings to both UK and overseas markets.
Water Weights, meanwhile, will exhibit its water filled proof load bags, "a unique and simple product specifically designed to provide a test load instead of traditional solid weights for all forms of testing," it says.
Water Weights says it revolutionised the practice of load testing lifting equipment in the mid 1980s. It estimates that the use of this invention has saved the UK offshore industry in excess of £130 million over the last 27 years through reduced transport and storage costs. As well as cost savings, water bags have also brought significant advances in lifting equipment safety measures.
Red Rooster Industrial (UK) Ltd. will promote its display equipment, available to all other lifting companies wishing to promote the Red Rooster range of hoists, winches, load monitoring equipment, snatch blocks and wire rope spoolers at other exhibitions.
Liverpool-based Ryders International will introduce a range of AC powered wire rope hoists. Also on show will be the Maxpull hand operated wire rope hoists with lifting capacities up to 10,000kg.
It is hoping its appointment as the sole European distributor of Maxpull hoists and winches will spark growth. First, however, it must seek dealers in the market and is actively exploring avenues to this end.
Crane Services Ltd. will exhibit its Flex range of radio remote controls.
Full exhibitor list:
Columbus McKinnon Corporation
Crane Services Ltd.
GSD Associates Ltd.
Harris Walton Lifting Gear Ltd.
Lift Turn Move Ltd.
Red Rooster Industrial (UK) Ltd.
Ryders Winch International
Straightpoint (UK) Ltd.
Before your visit, check out the full show preview at www.hoistmagazine.com/liftex2007.
I look forward to seeing some of you there!
Richard Howes, Editor