Vertikal Days is moving to Castle Donington for the 2018 event. Donnigton Park, one of the famous grounds of British motorsport, is a new site for the event, with more space and facilities to cope with the additional companies looking to exhibit at what promises to be the largest Vertikal Days so far.

This year’s event will see the launch of several new products. From the crane industry, the newly established Böcker UK will debut its new 12t AK52 aluminium truck crane, which the company says will be the world’s strongest aluminium boomed crane on a 26t chassis.

Kranlyft will launch in the UK the German built Klaas range of aluminium cranes, the fi rst time that the ‘other’ German aluminium crane producer will be exhibited in this country.

Liebherr will introduce to the UK market its new rough terrain crane the 90t LRT 1090-2.1. Tadano will highlight its three axle 60t ATF 60G-3 all terrain. And, Spierings will demonstrate its all-new three-axle hybrid City Boy, a 7t SK597-AT3 mobile self-erecting tower crane.

In the fi eld of technology and software, Point of Rental will demonstrate its Syrinx Workshop and Inspection apps, while French electronics manufacturer AMCS will show its tower crane anti collision devices and other innovations.

Industry associations are well represented with the CPA and IPAF – which will hold safety demonstrations and display a range of its members’ products.

SpanSet will demonstrate a ‘rescue and evacuation from an aerial work platform’ display, with a platform supplied by Nationwide Platforms. Networking is a key aspect of Vertikal Days. The Marketplace Pavilion will be a good venue for this, serving complimentary tea, coffee and pastries all day. Seminars and workshops will include My Future My Choice, which aims to inspire children to work within the engineering and lifting industry. Lunch and all refreshments are as usual included, with lunch provided each day from 12:30 – 14:30 in the Catering Pavilion. As usual, parking is free, and hotel rooms within a five mile radius are plentiful, with good connections to the venue.