Plantworx and Railworx on track for the 2019 event

    The Plantworx Construction Exhibition, hosted by the CEA (Construction Equipment Association) is just months away! The biennial working construction event is taking place at its brand-new home at the East of England Arena in Peterborough from 11-13 June 2019.

    New for 2019 is Railworx, which will give visitors the chance to see railway civil and systems engineering live and working.

    The show will benefit from 20% more exhibition space than at its previous location in Leicestershire and exhibition space is selling fast!

    Exhibitors who will be demonstrating their earthmoving machines and ‘breaking-ground’ include a wide range of leading manufacturers such as Marubeni Komatsu, Finning UK & Ireland with Caterpillar, JCB, LiuGong which will include Dressta machines, Takeuchi, Mecalac Construction Equipment, Hyundai, Avant Techno, TDL Equipment, new comers J Mac, with the Sunward range of excavators and many more.

    Equipment distributors Molson Group have also has secured a large demo plot and will be showing a range of machines in action including Kobelco machinery. Plant hire company Morris Leslie Plant Hire will also be demonstrating.

    With the increasing demand for tiltrotators on jobsites key manufacturers have also reserved demo plots to show visitors the full capabilities of these attachments. Confirmed exhibitors are Engcon, Steelwrist and Rototilt. Excavator and bucket manufacturer Digbits is also in the digging zone alongside Auger Torque.

    Operators, presenting the correct qualifications and PPE, will be invited to test the machines in the demo zone.

    No-Dig Zone

    The show will also have a no-dig zone – where exhibitors will be demonstrating but not ‘breaking-ground’. Exhibitors confirmed in this zone include Altrad Belle, Bomag, Thwaites, Wacker Neuson, Thwaites Dumpers and Worsley Plant.

    Visitors can also expect to see static displays of machinery from SMT, Merlo, Ausa, machine safety system manufacturer, GKD Technologies, Merlo, Manitou, the very latest in engine technology from Perkins, Brokk UK and MTS Suction Solutions.


    The major civil engineering contractors, front line suppliers to Network Rail and HS2 are looking to connect with their existing and potential supply chains – Railworx is the perfect platform.

    Alongside key exhibitors, Network Rail will have a dedicated ‘InnovationWorx’ area showing the latest developments by the Signalling Innovation Group and in the fields of electrification and telecommunications.

    Visitors to Railworx will also see live demonstrations of machinery and plant used for railway civil engineering, including piling, reinforcing, drainage, access, lifting, surveying and monitoring.

    A trip down memory lane

    A new initiative for the 2019 will be taking place in the outdoor event arena, visitors can take a step back in time, revisiting the kit that inspired modern day machines with Plantworx very first ‘working’ Classic Plant display.

    Each of the Classic machines will be a working exhibit, so visitors can get up close and personal and get a feel of what it was like back in those pioneering days long before the invention of hydraulics!

    More details in the next print edition of Plant & Civil Engineer