Big brands sign up for 2011 Totally shows
Published:  07 September, 2010

BIRMINGHAM: The DIY industry’s major brands are signing up to exhibit at the 2011 Totally Shows, which will run on 6, 7 and 8 February, in Hall 11 at the NEC Birmingham.

Crown Paints, Henkel, Draper Tools, Yale Security Products, Liberon, Oracstar, Plasti-kote, RB UK, Rothley, Rolson Tools, Barrettine, Davenport-Burgess, Polyvine, Arrow Fastener, Coo-Var, Monument Tools and Jegs Electrical are among the key industry brands which have all taken space at the show to support its second year running alongside Spring Fair International.

John Roberts, field operations manager for Crown Paints commented, “Following the move to Birmingham in 2010, Crown Paints is pleased to announce its continued support of Totally DIY in 2011, and looks forward to using it as a platform to show its exciting new products and plans.”

At the end of its 2010 show, organiser Brintex was delighted to announce that the show’s relocation to the NEC and February timing had delivered visitor figures nearly four times higher* than for its 2009 show which was held at Earls Court, London in January.

Show director James Murray commented, “Moving the show to Birmingham to run alongside Spring Fair International was the right choice for the show and our exhibitors agree with us – re-bookings from 2010 exhibitors are strong, it’s great to see Henkel back after a two year break, and we are handling a lot of interest from previous exhibitors who visited the NEC to see the new layout and location for themselves this year.”

To date over 60% of next year’s show is already sold. Re-bookings also include Abingdon King Dick, Big Wipes, Bulk Hardware, Chain Products, Eurolink Hardware, General Paints, Gorilla Glue, H G Hagesan, John Guest Speedfit, London & Lancashire Rubber, Mueller Primaflow, Olympia Tools, Oscar Weil, Procter Brothers, Sealey Power Products, The Tool Connection, Urfic UK and Wagner Spraytech.

New bookings include Challs International and Mako UK, both returning to the show after a break. Companies new to the show are Dribox, Lift, Hold & Separate, Pik-a-Pak Electrical, Cornertape, A W Tools, Spanish clamp company Piher Industrias Piqueras, which is distributed through Sphinx Industrial Supplies in the UK, and Supreme Hardware.

In addition, the show will be supported by the industry’s leading wholesalers; the BHF, which will have its own pavilion area, Home Hardware Southwest, Mica DIY, Stax Trade Centres and Toolbank, as well as key trade associations BHETA and GIMA.

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