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20/09/2017

Driving the Industry Forward with Innovation

Wednesday 13th and Thursday 14th September saw the industry head to Coventry's Ricoh Arena for the bi-annual TCS&D Show.

Specific for the temperature controlled industry, the show was an excellent opportunity for Solomon Commercials to demonstrate it's industry-leading build quality and design innovation, with a 12T vehicle for Castell Howell and a lightweight 3.5T vehicle destined for RDS. Both vehicles drew a significant amount of interest over the two days.

Along with the show was the annual TCS&D Awards held on the Wednesday evening. Solomon have been winners on the night for the past 4 years, and 2017 was no different, with Solomon coming away with the award for Innovation. As with all the categories, competition was strong but Solomon's' revolutionary and forward thinking design for a cyclist safety lighting system caught the judges attention. Designed to prevent accidents where cyclists can be caught under the vehicle, or knocked off their bicycles, the system warns of the vehicles movements in a clear manner where currently it can be difficult to tell a vehicles movement. Discussions are ongoing with TFL and the DFT, with the aim of trialing the system this winter. If any operators wish to be a part of these trials and learn more about the system, please contact our sales team using the details below.

As well as the cycle safety system, the judges also took into account Solomon's strong history of product innovation in the sector, most famous of which is the Solomon Slipstream system, the most advanced aerodynamic design in the industry.

Solomon Commercials are extremely proud to have received the Innovation award, and also to continue their record of being recognised with an award for the past 5 years. It is a testament to the hard work of everyone at Solomon puts in, and the constant desire within the business to push our product and the whole industry forward.

Solomon Sales Director Anthony Clegg, receiving the Innovation Award on the night

Solomon Sales Director Anthony Clegg, receiving the Innovation Award on the night

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