The largest manufacturing and engineering exhibition in the UK, MACH 2016 will be officially opened by British Olympic cycling champion, Sir Chris Hoy MBE.
The five-day celebration of UK manufacturing opens its door on Monday April 11, at the NEC in Birmingham, with the opening ceremony set to take place at 10:00am in Hall 5.
Sir Chris has a keen interest in manufacturing, producing his own range of bikes to which he has been integral to the development and prototyping.
Part of the success of the Great Britain Cycling Teams on the track and road relates to specific knowledge and expertise in aerodynamics and structural engineering which brought new levels of innovation to the sport of cycling.
It is no coincidence that engineering excellence and sporting success work hand-in-hand in this ultra-competitive sport.
Britain’s athletes’ competitive edge has been honed through UK design, testing and manufacturing.
Sir Chris Hoy commented: “I’m delighted to open MACH 2016, I have an interest in manufacturing processes and the way advanced engineering can aid sporting performance.
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“I’m looking forward to being at MACH 2016 and seeing what the future of British manufacturing has in store in the coming years.”
MTA CEO, James Selka added: “We are delighted to welcome one of British sport’s true greats Sir Chris Hoy to open MACH 2016.
Sir Chris and the British Cycling team are a prime example of the synergy that can be achieved when top athletes and engineers work together, we are truly honoured to have him opening MACH 2016.”