Hillhead 2018

  • Quarrying
  • Construction
  • Recycling

26-28 June 2018

Hillhead Quarry Buxton UK

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Hillhead to welcome a special guest in 2018

Hillhead to welcome a special guest in 2018

11 Sep 2017

Hillhead 2018 is gearing up for a special appearance from the largest mechanical puppet ever constructed in Britain. The Man Engine, powered by Volvo was last week voted the UK’s Best Arts Project and presented with a National Lottery Awards trophy by comedian and broadcaster David Baddiel.  The 10m high ‘miner’ is set to make an appearance on the National Lottery Awards show on BBC1 on 27th September, and the organisers of Hillhead are delighted to announce that the spectacular mechanical puppet which is powered by a Volvo L220 Wheel Loader, will also be in residence for the duration of the 2018 event taking place at the Hillhead Quarry near Buxton from 26 – 28 June next year.

The Man Engine will be located in the newly redeveloped Registration Area which has been expanded to meet strong demand for exhibition space at the show.

The area around the demonstration area at the top of the showground has been redesigned to accommodate additional stands showcasing working plant, including EvoQuip, a new brand launched in the UK from Terex Mineral Processing.  The EvoQuip brand brings a simplified range of equipment to the crushing and screening sector, offering a comprehensive portfolio of products to address the needs of the compact crushing and screening markets.

Other companies joining Evoquip in the newly expanded area include among others; Weir Minerals Europe Ltd, MDS International, Red Rhino, Rees Machinery Group, MEKA Crushing and Batching Technology, Renault Trucks, Gap Hire Solutions and Indeco.

Event Director Richard Bradbury explains: ‘Outdoor space is already 90% sold with the newly extended area nearly full.  We are very excited by the changes we have made at the top end of the site to accommodate more exciting working demonstrations which are synonymous with Hillhead, and the Man Engine will provide a spectacular focal point to the area’.

The 2018 event takes place from 26 – 28 June at Hillhead Quarry near Buxton.

All expressions of interest should be directed to event manager Harvey Sugden. Email: Harvey.sugden@qmj.co.uk; or tel: +44 (0)115 945 4377.



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  • The reaction to our new products and our showcase was outstanding. We welcomed many dealers and their customers to our stand and provided them with the opportunity to speak with our experts in engineering, applications and sales.
    Oliver Donnelly
    Global Business Line Director, Terex Washing Systems
  • The event was undoubtedly a success and we received significant interest. It may have been the first time we have exhibited at Hillhead, but it certainly won't be the last. We look forward to returning to the event!
    Ruth van Bannens
    Commercial and Marketing Directory, Comms365
  • The show was a tremendous success for many reasons - building relations, enquiries to follow-up on, orders received, brand building and new opportunities.
    Catrina Quinn
    Marketing Manager, Anaconda
  • Exhibiting at Hillhead puts your name on the map, it is good to meet others from the industry and attracts serious customers
    Ella Bunton
    R Bunton Ltd
  • The Hillhead visitors are a perfect match for us with so many people we want to meet all in the same place.
    Andy Smith
    Atlantic Pumps
  • We managed to secure and close a number of deals at Hillhead and look forward to hopefully agreeing on a few more in the weeks and months to come.
    Nigel Irvine
    Sales and Marketing Director, Terex Finlay