Fantastic Success for CV Show
Organisers of the 2013 Commercial Vehicle Show have announced that more than 18,000 people visited over 430 exhibitors during the three days of this year’s Show. The achievement tops last year by around 2,000 people and confirms the event’s standing as the UK’s premier road transport and logistics event.
The unaudited figures show that the number of visitors through the door demonstrates an attendance increase of 11.6% compared with 2012. This is sound proof that the CV Show really is going from strength to strength and now attracts visitors, customers and exhibitors from all over Europe.
For DAF’s Marketing Director, Tony Pain, the CV Show 2013 was a tremendous success. “We believe it was possibly our most successful CV Show ever. We were inundated with visitors and enquiries, particularly on the Tuesday and Wednesday. It also gave us a great opportunity to showcase the worldwide launch of two thirds of our product range.”
Confidence Rises In Logistics Sector
A survey of over 100 senior executives in the UK's logistics sector has identified a significant increase in confidence throughout the first half of 2013, compared with the previous six months, which is excellent news for the van and light commercial vehicles sector.
The bi-annual Logistics Confidence Index, commissioned by business and financial advisers Grant Thornton UK LLP and Barclays, showed an overall confidence reading of 60.3 for the first half of 2013 - a 15% rise on the previous six months.
The survey also points to a largely optimistic outlook for the remainder of the year, despite continued cost pressures and increased concerns over market volatility and legislative changes.
Doblo Cargo Wins Award
Fiat Professional’s widely-acclaimed Doblò Cargo has picked up another important award, this time winning the Traders’ Choice accolade in the 2013 Trade Van Driver (TVD) Magazine Awards.
This latest title completes a hat-trick for Fiat Professional in the 2013 TVD Magazine Awards and is in addition to the previously announced awards for Fiat Professional’s Fiorino being named Best City Van and the Doblò Work Up winning Best Small Pick-Up.
The Trade Van Driver Awards are judged not only by the expert panel of journalists at the magazine but also by a panel of readers who use light commercial vehicles as part of their businesses
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