MACH 2014 the UK’s largest manufacturing technologies event has reached the ‘one year to go milestone’. Journalists attending the media launch this week were given the latest news and a briefing on what is planned for MACH 2014.
Now that the ballot process for exhibition space has been concluded the latest figures announced at the Launch show that stand sales are 25% ahead of the same point before MACH 2012. This is an impressive start for MACH 2014 and underlines the confidence in the sector going forward. The media were also briefed about the initiative to attract original equipment manufacturers to the UK Manufacturing Zone, including news that Airbus has been first to sign up.
The positive news for MACH 2014 is supported in the figures for Capital Goods sales over the past three months from the Office for National Statistics (ONS). The data in this week’s economic analysis shows that Capital Goods is seeing an expansion of output of 0.8% compared to the previous 3 months and by 3.2% on the level for the same period a year ago.
The MTA’s next event will be for businesses interested in exploring additive manufacturing or expanding their existing work in this area. This half day seminar “Physical to Digital” organised with the Warwick Manufacturing Group will be held at the University of Warwick on 23 April. High profile presentations will include: Automotive Responses to 3D Printing by James Buchanan of Jaguar Land Rover. The seminar will include opportunities for networking, demonstrations by WMG and a buffet lunch. Places will be limited so register your interest online now.
Finally, a thank you to those members who have responded to the March edition of the MTA Business Survey. However, we are aiming to close this early next week, so if you have not yet replied, the survey is still open and your input is appreciated.
Have a good weekend.