A Vp village is created for RailLIVE

Friday 09 September 2016

Divisions from specialist equipment rental group Vp plc came together to showcase their latest products and innovations at RailLIVE, Europe’s largest outdoor rail show, which was held at Long Marston in Warwickshire from 22nd to 23rd June 2016.


The Six VP businesses which created a ‘Vp style village’ at the show comprised GroundforceUK forksTorrent TracksideESS SafeforceHire Station and TPA, all displaying their latest products, services and technologies designed specifically for rail infrastructure, rail engineering and maintenance and rail safety. Their stand was also nominated 2nd in the show’s ‘Best Exhibition Stand’ competition.


RailLIVE which is aimed at the entire rail sector provides exhibitors the opportunity to demonstrate their products and services in a real rail environment; from rail plant and infrastructure, traction & rolling stock, electrification and signalling demonstrations; to displays of engineering, rail maintenance materials & product development/testing safety, digital products and innovation.


Over 6000 visitors attended the 2-day show where there was a comprehensive timetable of events and demonstrations delivered by high profile industry leaders and experts in their fields.


Commenting on the success of show Hire Station’s National Accounts Manager, Colin Davies said; “RailLIVE provided Hire Station with the opportunity of showcasing our latest innovative products from state of the art battery technology for LED lights and Cordless hand tools (Inc Chainsaws and Brushcutters) to new GRP Towers and the Timberwolf tracked chipper. Our Coventry depot also supplied approximately 40 generators to other exhibitors at the show which increased Hire Station’s brand awareness significantly.”


Jemima Price, Groundforce Sales Representative, added; “I had the opportunity to speak to engineers, lecturers, training managers and procurement managers, both office and site based. They were particularly keen to see our brand new virtual reality software which assists site staff and engineers in conceptualising the excavation and the related safety and technical challenges which accompany any excavation.”