John Waterman and members of his team, Tom Wilson (commercial manager), Glenn Renouf (Vehicle Sales) and Paul Mulliner (Head of Jsy Ops), visited the CV show in Birmingham (NEC), April 2018.
John explained “the visit is now a bi-annual event for us although it held annually. It’s a chance for us to meet contacts from respective franchises but more importantly, establish new contacts, see what else is going on in the market and at the same time look to see where the market is heading both in respect of light commercials and heavy goods”.
This year’s visit was combined with attending a conference held by our recently appointed franchise LDV, followed by a day and a half at the show, which is one of the largest to be held in Europe.
We all left the show with a positive mind set as the show provides a chance to look at things from a different perspective as well as what is new etc. However, it was clear the emphasis at present is all about engine emissions and alternative fuel supply with electric being one of the solutions and this is across a range of vehicle types i.e. LCV, HGV etc!