Speaking today James Selka, The Manufacturing Technologies Association’s Chief Executive, commented:
“We welcome the growth in the economy that is evident this year. Advanced manufacturing has been in a position of strength for some time now, with the MTA’s own data showing that consumption of industrial tooling this year is likely to be some 10% above the levels achieved immediately before the Recession. That reflects widely recognised growth in the output of the aerospace and automotive industries but it is also evident across the wider advanced manufacturing landscape.
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 the 11-15 April 2016 at the NEC, 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.”