Hillside Product Design had a fabulous 3 days attending the Devon County Show last week. Members of the team joined key partners of the Devon Agri-Tech Alliance [DATA] in a large Marquee on the brand-new Innovation Avenue, helping to showcase the amazing technology in the County and wider South West region. The inaugural Show ran from Thursday 18th to Saturday 20th May and received approximately 95,000 visitors over the three days.
Hillside’s Product Designers were available during the 3-day Show to share their knowledge and talk through the process of designing a new product for manufacture.
Established 20 years ago in 2003, Hillside has an extensive Agritech project portfolio with many product designs developed to meet and exceed the growing technological demands of Agritech. These include expertise in data based tracking, health monitoring and rugged enclosures.
Hillside’s Company Director Chris Howsam says “The Devon County Show is one of the biggest events in County’s annual calendar and a great day out. We were delighted to support our friends in the Devon Agri-Tech Alliance – Agri-Tech has so much potential for boosting the economy and addressing the issues of climate change and sustainability. Devon, with its strong agricultural ties and marine economy is a region that offers so much scope for developing new ideas and innovations in this sector”.
Chris continues “The Hillside team and I had a great time, meeting with so many businesses and members of the public, who were keen to learn about the product development process”.
“I am delighted to see innovation recognised in this way as a major contributor to our local economy here”.
The Devon Innovation Avenue was an exciting new feature of the show. The brainchild of the 2023 Show President, The Hon John Rous DL, the area has been billed to showcase Devon’s prowess in the innovation sector, with particular emphasis on farming and agriculture. The hope is that this area of the show will grow in future years as a means of showcasing how Agriculture is changing and innovating to support net zero targets and climate change and the circular economy.
If you didn’t manage to catch us at the show, you can contact us today to discuss your project. We can step in at any point to support you with designing a new product.