Take the time to visit Solutrans, the biennial trade fair for haulage and urban transport professionals, taking place at Lyon Eurexpo, France from 21 to 25 November 2017. This year’s edition promises to be record-breaking, ever more international and innovative!
The organisers expect all records to be broken relative to the 2015 edition of the show. There will be an increase in exhibitors to 900 with 50% more international brands represented. They will be exhibiting over an area of 75,000 sqm and presenting across all different aspects of the industry. These include industrial and light commercial vehicle (“LCV”) manufacturers and bodybuilders; trailer specialists; workshop equipment, tyres and after sales services suppliers.
Only the Eurovision song contest could be more international than Solutrans! In addition to exhibitors from host country France, the top 5 exhibiting countries are Italy, Germany, Belgium, United Kingdom and Turkey.
Sweden is the show’s featured country of honour, sending an official delegation to share its insights on the future of “autonomous and connected vehicles”.
According to the ACEA, France is the leading market for sales of new light commercial vehicles, with an 11.3% increase in sales in Q1 2016 (source: Argus Pro). It is therefore only natural for there to be an LCV-dedicated zone at Solutrans.
Innovation and awards
The Lyon Métropole Chamber of Commerce and Industry is continuing the tradition that it established in 2001 by sponsoring the Solutrans Innovation Awards which recognises the most striking innovations that have improved the performance of a body–on-frame vehicle. In addition, Solutrans will be hosting the prize for the three internationally renowned awards: the International Truck of the Year; the International Van of the Year and the International Pick-up of the Year, whose winners will judged by an illustrious jury of editors from leading international commercial transport publications.
The future today
For a glimpse of the future, why not visit the new “start-up section”? Among those appearing are Convargo.com which connects shippers and carriers in real-time including facilitating the booking process and Dashdoc.eu which helps carriers and shippers manage their digital consignment notes, enabling carriers to bill instantly.
Alternatively, attend one of several discussion panels taking place on interesting themes including “cybersecurity and the Euro 6 norm,” “new engines and energy sources” and “client supplier relationships”.
On the Solutrans website you can download the Solutrans App that will guide you through the expo.
A Lyon welcome
Do not forget to visit Lyon, France’s second largest city, well-known for its gastronomy and plenty of good restaurants as well as its culture and history. Among the many highlights of this UNESCO World Heritage site are the Old Town of Vieux Lyon; the Place Bellecoeur, a great piazza and the Notre Dame de Fourvière, a 19th century basilica, from which you get a wonderful view of the city.
John Graham-Hart in The Telegraph said “I think Lyon, more than any other city in France, embodies that illusive French “art of living” – the joyful synthesis of all that makes life worthwhile: food, wine, culture, friends and family – and it’s an art that the Lyonnais are very happy to share with even the most casual visitor.”
TIP France at Solutrans
TIP France would also be delighted to extend a warm welcome to you at Solutrans. Please drop by its stand in Hall 4, Aisle H, stand 177 to discuss your trailer rental and maintenance needs. This will also be a good opportunity for us to introduce you to our new rental vehicles including electric vehicles.
Tuesday 21 November: from 9 am to 6 pm
Wednesday 22 November: from 9 am to 6 pm
Thursday 23 November: from 9 am to 6 pm
Friday 24 November: from 9 am to 6 pm
Saturday 25 November: from 9 am to 6 pm
Visitors Access :
To Lyon : West Visitors Door
A43, Eurexpo exit
Boulevard de l’Europe
69686 Chassieu – France
Latitude : 45.743527 / Longitude : 4.971918
To Paris/Geneva : North Visitors Door
A46 (East Ring road) exit n°8 : Eurexpo Visitor
Rue Marius Berliet
69686 Chassieu – France
Latitude : 45.736366 / Longitude : 4.955674
To Chambery/Grenoble : South Visitors Door
A46 (East Ring road) exit n°10 : Eurexpo Visitors
Boulevard des Expositions
69686 Chassieu cedex France
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