Worsley Plant are proud winners of a PLANTWORX Innovation Award, following a ceremony held yesterday at the Gherkin in London, hosted by the CEA.

PLANTWORX 2015 organises the Innovation Awards to recognize and celebrate those innovative companies, products and services that have made a major impact in the construction equipment industry.  Open to all PLANTWORX exhibitors the Innovation Awards is an opportunity to highlight any significant new products and services introduced to UK construction market in the 12 months before the show. The Innovation Awards are judged by an independent panel of judges, representative of the entire construction industry and as diverse as the award entries themselves.

Worsley Plant entered the Lehnhoff Variolock Quickcoupler System into this year’s Engineering Innovation category and were delighted to be amongst the winners.

The broadest category in this year’s awards, the Engineering Innovation category was also the most eagerly contested, attracting a record number of entries from the four corners of the plant and equipment sector.   As well as Worsley Plant’s, entries ranged from a new dozer from Case through to an 11 tonne, 360 degree rotating tracked dumper from Cautrac to an electric drive wheel loader from Wacker Neuson that has been designed for work in inner city and zero emissions applications.

But there were two products in this category that shone through, primarily for their ability to do an existing task but to do it better.  One was the Lehnhoff Variolock Quickcoupler that allows a machine operator to switch attachments safely and securely without leaving the cab of his machine. The Lehnhoff system really impressed the judges and received Highly Commended in the category.

 Sean Heron, Worsley Plant’s Managing Director, who collected the award said: “We are delighted to have won this presigous award, judged and presented by industry professionals. It is a well-deserved win for Lehnhoff Variolock Quickcoupler System, which is unrivalled in its ability to allow quick tool changes within 15 seconds.  Variolock turns your hydraulic excavator into an all-round specialist allowing easy and frequent changes of tools.  Each attachment is ready for safe use in a matter of seconds. Changing any attachment is effortless, safe and fast.”

Worsley Plant have partnered with Lehnhoff Hartstahl in Germany, to become the exclusive UK distributor of the System.

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Author: Juliet Perrett, Marketing & PR Manager, Worsley Plant

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