‘Blast-off’ for Hillhead 2022

The starting gun has been fired for Hillhead 2022, the global quarrying, construction and recycling exhibition taking place from 21 to 23 June 2022 at the Hillhead Quarry near Buxton, Derbyshire, in the UK.

Carried out by EPC-UK, two sections of the quarry face in the demonstration area at the north end of the site were recently drilled and blasted to produce around 30,000 t of run-of-quarry stone for equipment demonstration purposes at this year’s show. Watch the video below to see the blast as it happened.

After a gap of four years, Hillhead makes a comeback. Organised by The QMJ Group, the show is expected to feature around 600 exhibitors, more than 60 live demonstrations, and up to 20,000 quarrying, construction and recycling professionals.

According to the organiser, the following companies are some of the exhibitors at Hillhead 2022: Agg-Pro, Ammann, ATG, Bell Equipment, Bobcat, Bomag, Case Construction, CDE, Doosan, Duo, Epiroc, Finning, Hidromek, Hitachi, Hyundai, Isuzu, Leica, Liebherr, Liugong, Magotteaux, Marubeni-Komatsu, McLanahan, McCloskey International, Metso Outotec, Michelin, Powerscreen, Pronar, Renault Trucks, Rubble Master, Sandvik Mining & Construction, Sany, Scania, Shell International, SMT GB (Volvo), Sunward Europe, Terex Finlay, TotalEnergies, Volvo Trucks, Wacker Neuson, Weir Minerals, Wirtgen, and Yanmar, among others.

In 2022, Hillhead will celebrate its 40th anniversary. “Over the past four decades Hillhead has grown to be a show like no other – from the humble beginnings of our very first exhibition held in 1982 at Jackdaw Crag Quarry, to the spectacular and unique experience it is today!” shared The QMJ Group,

“We would like to invite you to share your favourite Hillhead memories using the hashtag #40yearsofHillhead and will include the best of your photos in our online anniversary gallery, which goes live on from the start of May.” 

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