Although the trucks are staying away this year, the latest new vans from some of the best-known names in the Light Commercial Vehicle Industry are set to be a major draw at the 2016 CV Show. Mainstream manufacturers such as Citroën, Fiat, Ford, Isuzu, Iveco, LDV, Mitsubishi, Peugeot, Renault, Toyota and Volkswagen are all taking high profile stand space at the free-to-attend event.
One of the biggest names to make a comeback is Volkswagen, which will be using the show to exhibit its latest Transporter and Caddy, and some of its conversions.
Commenting on the brand’s decision to return to the CV Show, Head of Marketing, Kirsten Stagg, said: “We’re looking forward to being back at the CV Show in April. It’s great timing for us to consolidate the launches of the new Caddy and Transporter, as well as to meet customers, and provide opportunities for our teams and those from our dedicated Van Centre network to build relationships.
Also making a welcome return is Toyota, which will be exhibiting the latest variants of its light commercial range, appearing at the CV Show for the first time since 2008.
“We are looking forward to returning to the CV show in 2016,” said Gareth Matthews, Toyota LCV Manager. “The venue will provide us the perfect opportunity to demonstrate how we plan to increase Toyota’s presence and product line-up in the light commercial vehicle market. Further information regarding how we will develop this strategy will be revealed in the coming weeks.”
Other show highlights will be Mitsubishi showcasing the very latest L200 pick-up, and the long anticipated return of the LDV name, with the new Chinese-built V80 panel van expected to make its UK debut.
The 2016 CV Show will also feature a massive range of racking and storage solutions, along with a range of goods from smaller suppliers across all categories.
LCV-Security company, Armaplate UK Ltd, is using the show to demonstrate the availability of the company’s Sentinel Lock Protection plates for the all new Mercedes Vito. Fleet operators have long depended on the Sentinels for protection against theft-attacks, and Armaplate are celebrating their 20th year in business.
In addition to offering lock protection, Armaplate are the leading suppliers of Catalytic Converter anti-theft devices, and some of the biggest UK operators, including Tesco and Asda, fit them as standard equipment.
C-KO – Road Safety Systems
Visitors will also be able to see C-KO’s latest side safety equipment featuring the C-KO-SIDESCAN. Their system detects vulnerable road users on the near side of the vehicle, and alerts the driver with both an audible and visual warning. Cameras and alarms are also available to aid with side safety.
Nick Turner, Director, said: “We have been working closely with our customers – focusing on their current and future requirements – on making improvements to the software and functionality of our DVR equipment to give more information in the event of an incident”.
On display will be the up-to-date van specific cameras for the Vauxhall Vivaro and Renault Trafic, which can be coupled with mirror monitors that keep the dash clear of clutter.
C-KO International are suppliers of electronic safety products for commercial vehicles that exceed FORS and Crossrail.
It’s not all about the vans and add-ons, there is also a healthy workshop section at the CV Show.
Butts’ Ceteor Lithium Booster Packs
Butts will be showing the new Ceteor Lithium booster packs.
All packs carry a 2 year warranty, and share the high quality cables and curved clamps with LED light for use in the dark, that are supplied with the AGM boosters. The lithium batteries used in the Ceteor pack are very safe, and the recharging is carefully regulated to ensure that there are none of the problems that users of pocket lithium boosters have experienced.
ECLIPSE AUTOMOTIVE TECHNOLOGY
Eclipse Automotive Technology will be on Stand 4B10 at the CV Show, and ready to show visitors their full range of Jaltest and EDIS diagnostic products.
Eclipse Automotive Technology are well known for their Testpad Extreme PC, which together with the Jaltest software and the flexible vehicle interface built around the Link module, is becoming the first choice for many of the country’s top workshops.
Visitors will be able to see the new Jaltest ETM Module Tester, which will be shown in a benchtest demonstration examining EBS (Electronic Braking System) modules. This multi-brand feature goes through all the diagnostic values of the vehicle component, indicating ‘Pass’ or ‘Fail’ to show component viability.
The diagnostic capabilities of the Eclipse Jaltest and EDIS range will be shown by using a vehicle simulator, which will take visitors through a variety of live tests, and demonstrate how this equipment could help their technicians solve problems faster, and improve their workshop efficiency.
Thermobile will be exhibiting a large selection of their comprehensive range of workshop heaters. Established in 1993, Thermobile UK Limited is a leading provider of heating and cooling products for a wide range of market sectors, including the Motor Trade, Industry, Construction, Agriculture, Horticulture and The Hire Trade.
Thermobile will be demonstrating some of their range of products available, which includes portable, mobile and fixed heating systems operating on various fuels, including paraffin/kerosene, heating oil/diesel, propane, natural gas, electric and used oil.
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With over 19,500 visitors attending the CV Show 2015, the event remains the ‘go-to’ event for anyone involved in operating commercial vehicles, logistics and distribution based businesses.
CV Show Director, Rob Skelton, said: “After an amazing 2015, which saw a record number of vans and light commercial vehicles being registered, it’s clear that vans and LCVs will be a major focus of this year’s show, so it’s great to see some of the best-established names in the van industry returning to the most important show in the calendar for CV owners and operators.”
The CV Show 2016 takes place in Halls 3a, 4 & 5 at the NEC in Birmingham from 26-28 April. Visitors can register for their free ticket at www.cvshow.com