Hillhead 2024 looks ready to build on the momentum generated by its record-breaking 2022 event as leading OEMs sign up for the biennial quarrying, construction and recycling show. Event director Richard Bradbury said, “The level of interest this year has been unprecedented, and we’re delighted to be able to provide a range of new opportunities for exhibitors in our expanded Showground Pavilion.” The event often generates a good level of interest from global tyre brands and major UK tyre suppliers and servicers operating in this field.
RH Claydon leveraged its recently formed partnership with prominent construction tyre manufacturer Triangle at Hillhead, the UK’s largest quarrying, construction and recycling exhibition, in Buxton (21-2 June). The companies welcomed jointly visitors to their 70 square metre booth, showcasing a representative sample of Triangle’s broad portfolio of off-the-road specialist tyres.
Multi-segment Chinese tyre manufacturer Triangle Tyre is closing in on a top 20 position in Tyres & Accessories’ chart of the sector’s leading companies, but the brand has a particularly strong presence in the OTR tyre segment, in which Triangle claims a rank of fourth. The company has distributed earthmover products within Europe for more than 15 years, with this business supported via the establishment of a regional head office in Milan, Italy in 2017. It now claims a double-digit market share in the European OTR segment, which it has achieved via the introduction of new sizes to expand its already-wide range; the establishment of new partnerships, such as its UK distribution arrangement with RH Claydon, which commenced in late 2020; and participation in international fairs, the next of which will be the UK’s Hillhead 2022 show on 21-23 June. Triangle will exhibit its latest OTR products at the Buxton quarry from stand E23.
The organisers of Hillhead 2022, a frequent meeting point for OTR tyre suppliers, have signalled the start of the countdown to the 21-23 June event with a bang. Carried out by EPC-UK, two sections of the quarry face in the Demonstration area at the north end of the site were recently drilled and blasted to produce around 30,000 tonnes of run-of-quarry stone for equipment demonstration purposes at this year’s show.
The off-the-road (OTR) segment is historically strong for Triangle Tyre. The China-based brand has recorded sustained and continuous growth around the world since it produced its first radial OTR tyre in November 2002, gaining a stronghold in the sector in Europe. The tyre-maker has achieved this by securing original equipment fitments with a wide range of manufacturers, demonstrating its ability to produce tyres for many OTR specialisms; it is a global supplier to Caterpillar, as well as supplying such construction and mining equipment makers as Komatsu and Liebherr. It has also built a network of professional distributors across Europe.
Triangle Tyre and RH Claydon are exhibiting at Hillhead Digital 2021, the UK largest quarrying and construction exhibition. Triangle is one of the world’s largest manufacturers of off the road (OTR) tyres. RH Claydon is its official distributor for this segment in the UK. RH Claydon and Triangle are jointly welcoming visitors to their virtual booth between 15 and 31 March 2021. The booth displays Triangle’s complete portfolio of OTR tyres through pictures, videos and product presentations, ready to be downloaded at any time from the portal. The staff of both companies will be present on 30 and 31 to participate in live chats with visitors who have booked a meeting through the agenda in the portal.
The organisers of the UK’s leading OTR equipment and tyre event have put back the Hillhead show for 12 months, following a review of the government roadmap to ease Covid-19 restrictions announced on 22 February. The QMJ Group has made the decision to postpone Hillhead by 12 months. Hillhead event director Richard Bradbury explained:
Hillhead 2020 is postponed until 22-24 June 2021. The biannual show for the quarrying, construction, and recycling industries had been due to take place at Hillhead Quarry in Buxton, Derbyshire in June, but has been put back a year in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. This in turn has led the organiser to put back its complementary biannual show, Peterbrough’s Plantworx 2021, until June 2022.
Tarmac’s Hillhead Quarry near Buxton in Derbyshire hosted unprecedented crowds for the 2018 edition of the show (26–28 June), with official figures showing a record-breaking 19,687 unique visitors in attendance, surpassing the show’s previous highest attendance record set in 2005. The show also included more exhibitors (527) than ever before, with the showground, pavilions and demonstration areas showcasing the latest plant and equipment for the quarrying, aggregates, concrete, asphalt, recycling and construction sectors, many of the products on show for the first time in the UK.
This year BKT celebrates 10 years since the Earthmax range was first introduced, products Kirkby Tyres has been involved with since their release. Seeing as Earthmax has reached this milestone in BKT’s history, Kirkby Tyres will be representing the tyres over the three-day Hillhead event from the 26 to 28 June 2018 at Hillhead Quarry Buxton in Derbyshire, UK.