The Largest Exhibition of Its Kind Anywhere in the World
If nothing else, Hillhead 2018will be remembered for its cloudless skies, unbroken sunshine, and high temperatures—surely the best weather the event has been blessed with in its illustrious history! As it happened though, there is quite a lot else by which the show will be remembered: the unique if slightly weird ‘Man Engine’ demonstrations, for instance. And then there was the record number of visitors (19,687) and exhibitors (546). And an abundance of free food, beer, footballs and every other business gift under the blazing sun.
The biennial 3-day Hillhead show, which is a global showpiece for the quarrying, construction and recycling industries, occured from Tuesday 26th - Thursday 28th June 2018, at the familiar Hillhead Quarry, just south of Buxton, Derbyshire.
Held in a limestone quarry in the heart of the Derbyshire countryside, the appeal of this exhibition has increased notably in the last few years. In 2018 the event was bigger than ever; with a new 70-metre long structure to extend the Registration Pavilion and extra works to make the Quarry Face Demonstration even bigger.
Hillhead Quarry, Harpur Hill, Nr Buxton, Derbyshire, SK17 9PR, UK
As well as operating live demonstrations, the Corgin team were exhibiting onStand W9 on the main quarry floor, discussingour ever-evolving range of innovative dust suppression products with a record number of visitors.
Following positive feedback from previous years, we once again offered free drinks and chocolate on our stand W9.
But the real star of Corgin’s show this time was our new, innovativeDustLess dust suppressant. A 40-metre section of the aisle close to Stand W9 was treated with DustLess some three weeks prior to the event; it proved its incredible durability by surviving not only the rigours of the event construction phase, but also unnecessary heavy watering by the site bowser that was conducting its conventional means of dust suppression of the entire site. DustLess is designed to eliminate the need for such continuous watering of traffic areas, such that the effects of a single application will last up to 9 months! Needless to say, especially given the current spell of prolonged dry weather and looming water shortages in some areas, this product has generated considerable interest. During the show week we airfreighted in more supplies from the factory in USA to help fulfil existing orders urgently and since then, a further container load of product has been ordered in a bid to keep abreast of burgeoning demand.