After a week spent in hotels, drinking and eating capacious amounts of coffee and biscuits, whilst stood on a stand for 8 hours per day, it’s safe to say IMHX 2019 took its toll on the HC-UK team. After a few days’ recovery, it provides the perfect time to reflect on the week’s activities and whether it was worth it?
Simple answer: Absolutely
The UK’s premier event for logistics professionals, which saw 450 companies exhibit and 16,000 attendees come through the doors, was one of the most impressive in recent times. The HC-Forklifts-UK team, which was led by Businesses Development Manager, Steve Young and Dealer Manager, Ben Afford spent most of their time speaking to new and existing forklift dealers, as well as big fleet users.
Steve said “This was the third time in a row HC-forklifts-UK have exhibited at IMHX, and It was nice to see so many people recognising the HC brand. This continuity has helped strengthen the brand in this market and contributed towards the “buzz” generated on the stand. There was a huge amount of interest in our products, particularly the Lithium-Ion 4-wheel electric which had its official UK launch at the show.”
New Product Launch
There was a full range of HC products on the stand, including the new launch of the XC Series Lithium-ion 4-wheel Electric Forklift. Combining engineering excellence with the latest lithium-ion battery technology, the machine covers 2.0t – 3.5t range and ensures 50% more operating space than the traditional electric truck. The ‘green machine’ certainly got heads turning, bringing a lot of people onto the stand.
4-Wheel Rough Terrain
In addition, the 2.5 – 3.0 ton 4-wheel Drive Rough Terrain was on display. With a top speed of 26km/h, the robust forklift has three forward gears and one reverse for greater grade ability.
Built to withstand the toughest applications, the Rough Terrain surprised on-goers, which helped to signify the strength in depth of the HC product portfolio.
After sieving through a sizeable amount of business cards the team are now working hard to convert these leads. One of those companies included Elite Material Handling, who came to meet us on the stand on the Wednesday. Since then were pleased to announce that they have signed up to become an exclusive HC dealer for the Nottingham region. Overall, IMHX 2019 certainly lived up to expectations and was worth its weight in gold biscuits!
It’s safe to say 4 days on the stand took its toll on Steve!