MACH 2016 is taking shape with over 17,000 square metres of space already allocated, some 15% up on the equivalent stage before MACH 2014.
Following a ballot for space at the exhibition, which is set for April 11-15 2016 at the NEC in Birmingham, over 200 companies are on the floor plans with more coming in every day.
James Selka, the MTA’s chief executive, said: “It’s fantastic to have so many companies on board as far ahead as sixteen months before MACH 2016. It’s a great opportunity to build on success and really broaden the exhibition’s reach and scope.”
A significant increase in exhibition space taken from the likes of Mazak, Mills CNC, DMG Mori and the ETG Group and more smaller companies are committing to the UK Manufacturing Zone. That Zone we will see the inclusion of a number of household name original equipment manufacturers (OEMs). Airbus are returning after a very successful 2014 and today the exhibition’s organisers, the MTA are able to announce that Siemens Offshore will be exhibiting in the UK Manufacturing Zone.
“We’re delighted that Siemens Offshore have joined us in the UK Manufacturing Zone,” Mr Selka said. “The Zone exists to bring together companies, both big and small, who form the UK’s manufacturing supply chains and potential supply chains. With over 23,000 visitors from around the manufacturing world MACH is the largest industrial exhibition in the UK and the best place to see the latest in manufacturing technology under one roof.”
Juergen Maier, chief executive of Siemens in the UK and Ireland said: “Offshore wind is a huge area of growth for Siemens. We will be looking to engage with businesses of all sizes to explore how investments such as our Hull wind turbine facility can start to help develop a new era of renewable manufacturing in Britain.
The next few years will see huge investment arising from Offshore business and we hope MACH 2016 will be a catalyst to drive this”