HIRE15 – Destination Success – HRIA National Convention
Adelaide Showground, 28-30 April, 2015
With 19 entries in this year’s Best New Product award (all on display at the show) and new exhibitors representing 20% of the overall number of exhibitors, this year’s Hire and Rental Industry Association (HRIA) national Convention HIRE15 – Destination Success was a dynamic showground for new equipment and services for the hire market.
With a focus on new equipment for the hire market, HIRE15 brought a range of new products direct to the market including: a zero emission scissor lift from Genie; ‘the world’s first true four wheel electric drive hybrid boom’ from JLG; an ‘anchoring system’ for ‘fixing’ structures to the ground from Baytex; a new range, never seen in this market of gutter or roof vacuums from Kerrick Industrial; a concrete mixing trailer from Process Innovation; a cordless cut-off saw from Stihl; a portable vacuum truck from Vacuum Truck Supplies; and new skid steer from Vermeer to name a few.
Every new product featured at the show and visitors had the opportunity to vote on the equipment they thought topped the Best New Product list. New exhibitors to HIRE15 also brought a wealth of new equipment.
New exhibitors and equipment included: the first-ever HRIA convention truck mounted EWP display from Nifty-Lift; variable message signs and high vis fencing displays from Data Signs; vacuum trucks from Vacuum Truck Supplies; the world’s largest boom lift – the JLG 185; truck mounted cranes from Palfinger; and fuel containment tanks from Western Global.
“If it can be hired, then you could find it at HIRE15,” HRIA National Operations Director, James Oxenham said.
“Comments from exhibitors at HIRE15 indicated a very positive market response to the exhibition with many sales occurring right off the exhibition floor and lots of sales leads,” James said.
“Exhibitors commented on the quality of visitors saying interest in equipment, product and services was high with many visitors to HIRE15 working their way around the exhibition space with definite buying aims in place,” James said.
Held 28 April – 30 April 2015, at the Adelaide Showground, the HRIA National Convention, HIRE15 – Destination Success, showcased equipment and services across the diverse rental industry and provided insights into the strongly performing business of hire.
With keynote speakers and daily industry seminars, the business of hire was very much a main focus for the only hire expo in Australia in 2015, hosted by key representative body, the Hire and Rental Industry Association (HRIA).
With two days in the one location of live demonstrations outdoors as well as two full days of exhibition display inside including events, marquees and structure suppliers, HIRE15 – Destination Success provides the only specialised forum in Australia for the hire and related markets.
The hire industry in Australia links an enormous field of industries, providing equipment for construction, mining, arbor and horticultural, landscaping, excavating and earthmoving, road construction, materials handling and working at heights, local councils and government, and facilities management as well as the events industry in Australia, among others.
The National Industry Convention culminated 30 April, 2015 with the presentation and delivery of the Hire Industry Excellence Awards which recognise outstanding achievement and industry excellence.
Paying tribute to the exceptional standards of service and innovation displayed throughout the sector, the HRIA Industry Excellence Awards this year covered eight categories, including Rental Company of the Year and Access Supplier of the Year.
For more information contact the HRIA national office: 02 9998 2255 or visit the HRIA web site www.hireandrental.com.au