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Team ‘Smartlift UK’ Will Be Heading To The Fit Show This May

After a couple of challenging years where inside exhibitions have been prohibited due to the pandemic, Central Platform Services are once again proud to be exhibiting the latest designs in glass lifting technology from Smartlift at the new 2022 FIT Show.

This long-awaited exhibition will take place from the 10th to the 12th May 2022 at the National Exhibition Centre (NEC) Birmingham. The show will be of serious interest to everyone involved in the glass and glazing industry.

About The FIT Show Exhibition

The FIT Show is the largest exhibition of its kind in the UK. Glass manufacturers, glazing companies, glass lifting services and other industry suppliers from around the globe attend the show to exhibit their latest innovations in glass and glazing products and technologies.

The FIT show is a biennial event, last held in 2019 with 300 exhibitors and over 10,000 visitors. This year is sure to be a bumper year with the previous two shows having been cancelled due to the pandemic.

Come & See Us At Stand 39 (Smartlift / Central Platform Services Ltd)

This year we have opted for a larger open stand (stand 39) in the ‘Visit Glass Area’ of the hall. This will allow our visitors comfortable access to freely walk around our display of glazing robots with enough space for a restrictive demonstration from one of our glass lifting experts.

Our friendly, expert team will be at hand to answer any questions about us and our glass lifting machinery and can even arrange on-site, one to one demonstrations for the days and weeks after the show.

Here is what Liam Buckley, Smartlift Sales Executive North & Ireland at had to say about this year’s show:

“This is going to be my first rodeo at the FIT Show and I’m really looking forward to it. I have heard nothing but positive things about the event and it will be the perfect opportunity to show off the range of incredible glass lifting machines from Smartlift.

I’d like to thank John Burton for investing in the event and allowing me to get myself known within the industry by meeting new connections and existing clients. I look forward to meeting each and everyone.”

Liam Buckley, Smartlift Sales Executive North & Ireland

Take a look at our exhibitor profile for more information.

Products On Display

Here’s a taster of the products we will have on display at the FIT Show 2022. We look forward to showcasing the range of glazing robots on offer from Smartlift.

The Smartlift SL1008The largest and most powerful of the Smartlift range of robots with the capability of lifting and manipulating over 1000kgs of glass to 4.5 metres.

The Smartlift SL608 HLERTTo date, this has been our most popular glazing robot for professional glaziers and hire companies alike. It has a 600kg lift-carry capacity at 3.5 metres and is easily transportable in a transit sized work van.

The Smartlift SL408 HLERTAnother versatile indoor/outdoor unit that benefits from a 425kg lift-carry capacity, able to lift and rotate into a window frame with millimetre precision.

The Smartlift SL208 CompactThe most compact of glazing robots with a good capacity of over 200kgs, easily transportable on a small van and able to fit into a personnel lift with a weight of less than 500kgs

The Smartlift SL380 Indoor MidiThe narrow width of this model enables access through a standard door opening whilst featuring a lift-carry capacity of 380 kgs.

The Smartlift SL400 Sky LifterThe sky really is the limit with the SL 400 Sky Lifter. This unit is an attachment for a telehandler type forklift truck. With its remote-controlled multifunctional operations, this unit will manipulate glass panels with millimetre precision up to 400kgs at a height only restricted by the chosen base unit 

The Smartlift UK Team

The following members of team Smartlift UK will be on hand to answer any questions you might have.

Liam Buckley

Liam is the Smartlift Sales Executive for UK North, Scotland and Ireland. You can email him at

Chris Davis

Chris is the Smartlift Sales Executive for UK South and Wales. You can email him at

Niels Lamberg

Niels is the Smartlift Sales Manager for distributors.

John Burton

John is the Managing Director at and oversees all Smartlift UK imports.

Get Your Tickets!

If you’re in the Birmingham area from the 10th to the 12th of May, why not come along and say hello to the guys on the Smartlift stand for a demonstration of the safer alternative to lifting glass.

Visitor tickets for the FIT Show 2022 are available on request.

Just email our office at with the amount required and you will receive your ticket(s) within 24 hours.

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