LAMMA 2014

Posted: Sun, 09 Feb 2014 00:49

LAMMA 2014

LAMMA – the UK’s leading farm machinery, equipment and services show relocated this year from Newark to the Peterborough Arena and the East of England Showground complex.  Having outgrown its original Newark base the Peterborough complex was selected as its new host from January 2014. The prestigious business exhibition event – which showcases all the latest agricultural equipment and services – attracts over 45,000 farmers and suppliers from across Europe. LAMMA was established in 1982 by a small group of local agricultural equipment manufacturers from across Lincolnshire. The first event was held at the Lincolnshire Showground, with some 50 exhibitors displaying their products at the show.  The current event now attracts over 950 stands covering all aspects of the agricultural industry. As the official protective flooring supplier, EFS were asked to provide their complete range of flooring solutions for the show site as a whole and for 70 individual stands.  The torrential rain both before and during the event meant the temporary flooring was vital to provide access to the site and stands during build up as well as encouraging visitors to get around the show site. EFS staff installed 2,500m² of their Hex Road to provide pedestrian walkways and road ways as well as an additional 400m² on the exhibitor stands as general hard standing. Additionally 1,800m² of the Temp-A-Path was supplied to individual stands for use as ground protection and to provide safe flooring and access to the exhibitors.  As suppliers of a wide range of decorative carpets, EFS were also asked to supply and fit carpets for 43 show indoor show stands in a total of 11 different colours of their Podium Flat Range . Jeremy Simpson, Business Development Manager of EFS commented – “Previous LAMMA shows have been held with a mixture of light rain and heavy snow, but this year’s winter rain provided the hardest challenge yet.  Even with several detailed pre site surveys and exhibitor requests we were adjusting requirements and responding to exhibitors throughout the show set up.” He added, “I was delighted that our products and in particular our recent investment in new stock allowed us to provide a comprehensive package of solutions.”