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CV Show preview

THE Commercial Vehicle Show is Britain’s largest and most successful road transport event. It runs from April 25 – 27 at the NEC, Birmingham.

Alliance & Leicester

p> ALLIANCE & Leicester Commercial Finance will be at the show for the third year. The firm will use its stand as a place to meet new customers and discuss its range of finance and fleet management options.


THE new Vario range of lightweight modular in-vehicle storage equipment will be on display on the Bott stand. The new range complements Bott’s existing products which enable users to transform their commercial vehicles into productive working environments to support all service, engineering, maintenance and delivery applications.

The Vario range comprises a selection of modular shelving, drawer stacks, service cases, lockers, bulkheads, worktops and accessories that can assembled to create highly efficient in-vehicle storage and workshop solutions.


A TOTAL of four Iveco Dailys will be on display, with a Daily 35S14 15 cubic metre van and a Daily 35C14 chassis cab, featuring the latest Titan tipper body from Iveco’s Drive Away options programme. Both vehicles are plated at 3.5 tonnes, a sector in which Iveco recorded an impressive 6% volume increase in 2005, taking nearly 10% of the 73,500 vehicle market.

They will be joined by a lightweight Daily 40C17 carbon fibre bodied ambulance, powered by Iveco’s 3.0-litre HPT engine developing 166bhp, which makes the Daily a contender for demanding blue light applications. Completing the light commercial vehicle line-up will be a Daily 65C17 chassis cab, powered by the same 166bhp engine.


NORTHGATE will be exhibiting at the show for the first time. The firm will be promoting its products and services such as Norflex, national daily rental and vehicle monitoring.

In addition Brake, the road safety charity, will be on the stand to offer useful information on road safety to companies that employ drivers.

There will also be a 25-year-old Ford Transit in celebration of Northgate’s 25 years in business and an F1 simulator.

Penny Hydraulics

NEW 500kg and 1000kg capacity swing lift vehicle-mounted cranes will be on show at the Penny Hydraulics stand. The new products enhance the company’s range of vehicle-mounted cranes and platform lifts that provides operators with efficient, safe solutions to their load handling requirements and enables them to comply with manual handling regulations.

All products are designed and manufactured by Penny Hydraulics to eliminate the need for manual handling and reduce the risk of injury to operators and damage to vehicles and loads.

Ratcliff Palfinger

RATCLIFF Palfinger is keeping the contents of its stand under wraps but promises innovative new products to complement its column and cantilever lift ranges, designed to meet the needs of today’s ever-demanding transport requirements.

Sales personnel will be on hand to discuss the specific needs of visitors.


SMITH Electric Vehicles is making its show debut and will unveil a new range of battery-powered vans and LCVs that aim to revolutionise the urban goods delivery market. British manufacturer Smith is launching two next-generation electric vehicles (EVs), Faraday and Edison.

Faraday has a GVW from 3.5-tonnes to 7.5-tonnes, a restricted top speed of up to 50mph, up to 4.0-tonnes payload and enough battery power to cover up to 120 miles between charges.

Edison is aimed at the market for vehicles under 3.5-tonnes GVW and will directly compete with Transit-type vans.


SORTIMO will launch its new racking system, Easy-Klick, at the show.

The firm says its new system is even more flexible and makes it easier to empty the entire load area to carry occasional bulky loads. When the system is to go back, integral wheels and special safety catches mean it is easy to re-load. and click securely into place.

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