Eleven UK suppliers of garden and leisure products are exhibiting their latest products in the British pavilion at the National Hardware Show being held in Las Vegas between 7 and 9 May this year.? The firms form part of a group organised by the Gardenex export federation, which has taken a British contingent to the show for the past 18 years.? The UK garden and leisure industry will also be represented in a British information stand, organised and manned by the Gardenex team, who will be on hand to assist the British exhibitors on site and to provide a free-of-charge UK garden and leisure product sourcing service to overseas buyers.
Among the latest innovations being launched to North American and other overseas buyers will be all-in-one repair tape, barbecue and commercial grill systems, leather gloves and aprons, lock/alarm products, a porous pipe soaker hose range, garden arbours, playhouses, composters and planters.
The British exhibitors at the National Hardware Show:
Bond It is showing its extensive range of materials for the merchant, DIY, glazing and roofing sectors, and will be demonstrating the innovative Rescue Tape, stretch, wrap and repair.? This is an all-in-one tape that deals with emergency repairs on the spot.?
Grillstream is exhibiting its innovative and patented new grill systems for barbecues and commercial use, including a range of ?flare-up free? double-bar gas and charcoal barbecues plus high performance retro-fit grills and radiants for commercial chargrills.
Haws Watering Cans is renowned in the UK and overseas markets for its quality metal and plastic indoor and outdoor watering cans, and will be launching a new selection of UK handmade quality leatherware to the North American market.? These comprise elbow length leather gloves and a full length leather apron that is ideal for gardening or barbecuing.
Hug Rug is showing its environmentally friendly barrier mats, which are manufactured entirely from recycled materials.? The finished product is also 100 per cent recyclable.? The body of the rugs is made from recycled cotton, the rubber backing from reclaimed tyres and the webbing from discarded bottles and bottle tops.? The cotton content is combined with advanced microfibre, which is thinner than human hair, and able efficiently to attract dirt and dust molecules.
National Abrasives (Booth REG42) is a jumbo roll converter of abrasive products for hand and power sanding.? The company supplies other major abrasive companies and, predominantly, the retail sector in the UK with an emphasis on own-branding.??? The company was an instigator in introducing the sale of abrasives off the roll, or in mini rolls, almost 20 years ago, and this has transformed the way that sandpaper has been sold in the UK and other European countries.? The full range of products is now being introduced to the North American market
Route 1 Group is exhibiting its innovative Lock/Alarm product line that provides effective and affordable security solutions for a wide range of common applications. ?With thefts of power tools, lawn/garden machinery, outdoor furniture, camping gear and other valuable equipment on the increase, consumer demand for security products is very high.
Porous Pipe is introducing a porous pipe soaker hose range to the US market that comprises 25ft, 50ft, 100ft and 165ft lengths together with a range of accessories.? A complete soaker hose provides gentle and precise watering of garden beds and borders and uses up to 70 per cent less water than other irrigation methods.
Rowlinson Garden Products is showing its range of English country garden structures and buildings comprising over 100 items.? New at the show will be a flagship British designed and built Britannia arbor that offers a shaped seat for comfort and an apex roof for shade; a freestanding Latina sun canopy; a Little Lodge wooden playhouse; a Beehive composter that provides an attractive but practical solution to unsightly compost heaps; and a Marberry range of stylish wooden flower planters.
Spear & Jackson (UK) is displaying a range of its hand and garden tools designed with durability, comfort and performance in mind.? The company has over 250 years? experience in supplying quality garden tools that appeal to the trade professional, engineer, landscaper, keen gardener and DIY person.
VegTrug is exhibiting its VegTrug raised bed, self-contained vegetable growing system that is suitable for situation in the smallest of spaces. ?The three sizes of the VegTrug are large (2m) medium (1.8m) and small (1m).? All are available in both natural wood and painted finishes.? Also on show is a new range of greenhouse frames and covers.
Wood Fired Ovens by Jamie Oliver is introducing a new Jamie Oliver compact wood- fired oven complete with stand, flue and paddle.? The pre-cast wood fired ovens are designed for home and garden use, and?are economical on space and deliver excellent cooking results.
Gardenex is the export federation for the British garden and leisure industry.? It has extensive experience of dealing with the North American market, which is rated within the top three export markets for member companies of the Gardenex federation.? Since its formation over 50 years ago, Gardenex has built up close contacts within the North American lawn and garden industry.? One of the federation?s recent initiatives was to organise a North American workshop in the UK, which resulted in several UK companies winning business in the USA. ?The federation has invited several leading US buyers to its ?Meet the Buyers? events that have resulted in a further expansion of business between North America and the UK.