James Selka CEO Manufacturing Technologies Association comments on the release of the latest GDP figures.
"Today's Manufacturing GDP figures shouldn't be taken as a sign that the whole of the sector is languishing in the doldrums. Much of the high value advanced manufacturing that is being driven by the latest technology - sectors like aerospace and automotive - continues to thrive and invest. We see a healthy demand for new technologies and an acceleration in manufacturing innovation."
As MACH 2016 entered its final stages, many exhibitors, having had a great exhibition this year, were already beginning to plan for MACH 2018. Last week saw the launch of the next edition of the UK’s premier manufacturing technology exhibition and for the first time ever exhibitors were able to book their stands for the next show two years in advance, at MACH 2016. The exhibition will be the first to be held in the NEC’s newer ‘atrium’ Halls.