Fortis attend IMHX!
September saw the return of IMHX at Birminghams NEC and it was filled with a brilliant range of products and services. IMHX occurs every three years and this years show saw over 20,000 logistics and supply professionals attend. Over 400 exhibitors were spread over multiple halls, making it the biggest it has ever been and they showcased their new and innovative ideas!
Split over several days, various members of our staff managed to spend some time at the exhibition to see what products were being displayed.
Companies were showcasing the inside of their service vans, which showed that there was a place for everything and everything in its place! In the vans were shelving units with trays and drawers to hold tools and equipment, a first aid kit, paper towel dispenser, a hand sanitiser station on the door and even a pull out vice for on the job repairs. This van set up was practical and safe, which makes it very appealing to anyone who works on the road, as having a practical van set up can not only make you more efficient when attending jobs, but also reduces health and safety risks.
Lots of companies were show casing new Forklifts and material handling equipment. IMHX had a live demonstration zone where exhibitors were showing off new machinery by putting them through their paces in front of the crowds.
The Fork Lift Truck Association (FLTA) also had a stand which they were sharing with the British Industrial Truck Association (BITA), the main theme of the stand was safety. FLTA were informing visitors of their popular Safety User Group and their Safetember safety awareness campaign.
There were 100s of other exhibitors with brilliant stands, some had even spent millions to draw in the crowds. A lot of stands had free gifts to give away, from chocolates, to stuffed animals, to Lego forklift trucks, while others had free bars and even restaurants!
On the Thursday night it was also the SHD Logistics Awards, where over 500 guests including the award finalists attended. This black tie event was held at Resorts World in Birmingham and the evening was packed with live entertainment and was filled with lots of laughs. Fortis would like to congratulate all the winners on their success and we are already looking forward to the next exhibition in 2019!