The CONCRETE Times
THE NEWS FROM THE INDUSTRY & The UK CONCRETE SHOW 2020 • Volume 3 • Issue 2 • FEBRuary 2020
UKCS FOUNDER MEMBERS - 15 MINUTE SESSIONS • INDUSTRY NEWS IN BRIEF • FROM
THE EDITOR • TOM FISHBURNE CARTOONS • CARBON FREE CONCRETE BY 2050? •
CONSTRUCTION LEADS UK ECONOMY • LIGCHINE APPOINTS MBW AS UK DISTRIBUTOR •
JUST A KIT SHOW? it’s COMPLETE
NONSENSE, Says show founder.
As jcb joins THE USUAL BIG NAMES LIKE LIEBHERR, PUTZMEISTER, CIFA, BLASTRAC, HTC
& MCPHEE, ukcs founder steven callaghan dismisses show critics comments.
It’s an accustation periodically levelled at the show -
“It’s become just a kit show”. So with JCB (see below)
joining a stellar line up of large plant on display in the
Big Kit Zone and Volumetric Avenue, on the face of it
this news seems further grist for that particular mill.
But Show Founder, Steven Callaghan, the outgoing
Event Director, is having none of it. “It’s an absolute
nonsense to make this assertion. Look at the numbers!
Out of an anticipated 150 or so exhibitors, around 10
are what could be called large plant plus there are a
handful of stands displaying large items such as water
treatment plants and batching plant mixers,
with another dozen or so featuring equipment such as
laser screeders, ride on trowels and the like.
This amounts to around 30 companies in total, so no
more than 20% of the total number of exhibitors.
So 80% of the show consists of an incredibly
diverse range of concrete related items”, continues
Steven,”from concrete batching plants, spares,
specialist admixtures, screeds, pigments and
colouring systems, industrial and decorative dry shake
hardeners, precast moulds, curing technology to
resins, manual handling tools, non-detructive testing,
protective gear, software systems, specialist
insurers....the list goes on and on”.
For the full list of exhibitors, visit the show website at
https://concreteshow.co.uk and please also check out
the STREAMS pages for more concentrated
information on your own personal area of speciality
with the concrete industry.
“We said it at the first show and we’ve not stopped
saying it since - The UK CONCRETE Show is the
industry showcase, the whole of the industry under
one roof. I look forward to greeting you at the 10th
birthday show, we’ve yet another cracking edition of
the show that’s all about concrete in prospect”,
The JCB Hydraload 555-210R