The Manufacturing Technologies Association (MTA) has announced that Lloyds Bank Commercial Banking is to be the headline sponsor of the largest event of its kind in the UK – MACH 2016.
The event features exhibitions that bring together the best innovations and latest developments to come from manufacturing, all under one roof.
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This year sees Lloyds Bank sponsor the event for a third year, strengthening the long term relationship between the bank and the MTA, the organisers of the event. MACH takes place every two years and in 2014, attracted over 23,000 visitors, and displayed 6,500 tonnes of live working machinery.
MACH was established more than 100 years ago by the Manufacturing Technologies Association (MTA). It is the largest manufacturing technologies event in the UK, attracting in the region of 600 exhibitors and more than 23,000 visitors. The event is held 11-15 April 2016 at the NEC in Birmingham and brings together the latest developments and best innovations. MACH is designed for manufacturers of all sizes and sectors the chance to network with key clients and prospects as well as gain insight into their needs and future vision for supply chain manufacturing.
James Selka, CEO at the MTA, said: “It’s fantastic to have so many companies on board as far ahead as 14 months before MACH 2016 and it’s a great opportunity to build on success and really broaden the exhibition’s reach and scope. We look forward to welcoming Lloyds Bank back for their third year of sponsorship – proving expert insight into important business issues.”
David Atkinson, head of manufacturing, SME, at Lloyds Bank Commercial Banking, said: “Manufacturing plays an important role and is crucial in fulfilling the country’s economic growth ambitions. We have committed an additional £1bn of new lending to the sector every year until 2017 to drive growth. MACH 2016 is a fantastic platform for manufacturers to showcase industry developments, and we are thrilled to be able to support the exhibition again.”
Lloyds Bank’s presence at the event means that industry leaders can gain the support they may need to fulfil growth ambitions, or simply investigate alternative finance options to help drive growth.
For more information, please visit the MACH 2016 website.
David Richardson, head of manufacturing, mid markets, said: “We understand that manufacturing businesses have unique banking needs. At the event we can offer guidance on optimising cashflow, such as financing growth to build or enter new supply chains, improving efficiency, or helping businesses to crack new markets and prosper overseas.”