CV Show 2022 draws in the crowds

By Categories: NewsPublished On: Thursday 30 June 2022

The 2022 Commercial Vehicle Show, which took place at the end of May, saw thousands of visitors descend on the NEC Birmingham to view a wide array of vehicles, products and services being showcased by more than 230 exhibitors.

In addition, expert speakers addressed some of the key challenges currently facing the industry in two dedicated theatres, and covered topics such as drivers’ right to access facilities, fleet electrification, and improved compliance using DVSA data.

Highlights included some of the latest zero-emission vehicles, with a prototype Volta Zero 16-tonne fully electric refrigerated truck featured on the Carrier Transicold stand (pictured below), marking the launch of the new partnership between the refrigeration technology specialist and Volta Trucks.

Other vehicle manufacturers showcasing their latest electrified ranges included Ford, Harris Maxus, Toyota and LEVC.

“The Show was absolutely phenomenal for us,” said Mandy Dean, director, commercial vehicles, Ford of Britain and Ireland.

“From Day One, huge visitor numbers have come to the stand to learn all about our new products and services. Footfall was great, quality of conversations with fleet managers, all sorts of industries.

“It’s been fantastic. We always use the Show to invite our existing customers but we’ve met lots of new people as well. The stand was mobbed and was like that all three days.”

Harris Maxus hosted its biggest ever display.

“Throughout the Show there was a fantastic buzz around our stand,” said general manager Mark Barrett.

“Showcasing no fewer than 12 electric vehicles the Maxus line-up included our two newest entrants to the UK market, the Maxus MIFA 9 MPV and T90EV pick-up truck, which were unveiled on press day amid much fanfare. In addition to meeting hundreds of visitors during the Show, we were doing business; generating not just leads, but securing sales right across our range.”

Laura Moran, managing director of TVL Group which was showcasing its vehicle security portfolio, said: “We have had a really successful CV Show this year and it’s great to see more and more people attending. We have had great engagement on our Ford Factory Fit Security options and it has been the perfect opportunity to launch
the ‘Tell TVL’ initiative which has been received so positively. We’ll definitely be back next year.”

Murray Ellis, Show director, added: “This year’s Commercial Vehicle Show did not disappoint, with a great atmosphere across all three days and positive feedback from exhibitors. After two tough years, the Commercial Vehicle Show has proven it remains the place to get business done.

“We’d like to thank all our exhibitors, both new and returning, for providing so many outstanding products and services, which resonated with the thousands of visitors who attended. We now start planning what will be an even better 2023 event, enhancing its reputation as the pre-eminent UK Commercial Vehicle Show.”

Dates have now been confirmed for next year’s event, which will take place at the NEC from 18 – 20 April 2023.