Brammer’s Mobile Centre of Excellence reaches 10,000th visitor milestone at Hillhead

Brammer, the UK’s leading suppliers of maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) products and services, received its 10,000th visitor to the Mobile Centre of Excellence at the Hillhead exhibition held in Buxton, Derbyshire.

2014-09-12 080533 brammer expoWith outdoor displays, pavilions and demonstration areas from leading industry figures, the biennial Hillhead exhibition is the UK’s largest quarry exhibition and the world’s premier event for the construction and recycling industries. This year’s event saw 450 exhibitions from the world’s leading equipment manufacturers, contractors and suppliers with more than 17,500 trade visitors, an increase from the 2012 exhibition.

Visitors to Brammer’s stand were able to take advantage of the expert technical guidance on offer at the Mobile Centre of Excellence as the company showcased its unrivalled product range, demonstrating Brammer’s capabilities and experience in the sector during the three-day event.

The Mobile Centre of Excellence attracted experts from across the industry with visitors including directors, owners and quarry managers from some of the biggest quarrying and agriculture companies across the world. Offering visitors a hands-on experience with product displays from 16 of its key suppliers, including 3M, Norgren and Roebuck, the Mobile Centre of Excellence displayed interactive videos and working demonstration rigs.

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Presenting its latest innovations in mechanical power transmissions, energy efficiency and hydraulic systems through the Mobile Centre of Excellence, Brammer also showed how it can reduce the total acquisition costs and working capital of businesses in the industry, improving production efficiency.

Brammer supported the exhibition through its sponsorship of the Hillhead Café and the event’s car park and buses, shuttling visitors to and from the event.

Ian Ritchie, Managing Director, Brammer and Buck & Hickman, said: “The Hillhead exhibition is an important event for Brammer and one we always look forward to. This year, we were delighted to be able to show our support to the event through the sponsorship of the Café, car parks and buses.

“Receiving the 10,000th visitor to our popular Mobile Centre of Excellence and demonstrating our latest innovations to visitors, shows how Brammer continues to play an important role in the quarrying and aggregates industry.

“Visitors took advantage of Brammer’s expert guidance, providing the opportunity to put forward any questions or issues they had, with our technical experts providing answers and offering solutions. I think we all agree that the Hillhead exhibition was a resounding success for Brammer and the Mobile Centre of Excellence.”

As well as showcasing the Mobile Centre of Excellence, Brammer also had its Invend™ demonstration vehicle at the exhibition, highlighting Brammer’s industrial vending capabilities.

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Brammer UK is part of Europe’s leading technical specialist distributor of industrial, maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) products and services, with an extensive product range covering bearings, mechanical power transmission products, pneumatics, hydraulics, seals, industrial automation as well as tools and general maintenance.

The company’s mission is to ‘add value at every turn’, by saving its customers money within three critical business areas: reducing total acquisition costs, improving overall production efficiency, and reducing working capital. It does this by combining technical expertise with excellence in supply chain logistics, purchasing and the management of third-party providers. Services include vendor-managed inventory, product standardisation and  Brammer’s Insite™ service – effectively a Brammer branch located within a customer premises, geared entirely to  meeting that customer’ needs in terms of stockholding, opening hours and technical expertise.

Since 2008, operational cost savings exceeding £146 million have been achieved by Brammer for its customers in the UK.