MACH 2016 has hit a key mile stone. This week the space allocated for exhibitors at the exhibition, to be held at the NEC in Birmingham between 11th – 15th April, has exceeded the that allocated for the Double Award Winning 2014 edition of the exhibition.
Total commercial space allocated has now tipped over the 22,247 square metres mark achieved in 2014. There is a huge interest in being part of the UK’s premier industrial trade show and exhibiting is a must for the UK’s manufacturing technology sector.
James Selka DL, CEO of the Manufacturing Technologies Association, which organises MACH on behalf of the industry, said “MACH is a great barometer for judging the heath of the manufacturing industry in the UK. With six months to go before the exhibition takes place, reaching this mile stone shows that confidence in the health of the industry is high. MACH is the best place to see the latest technological developments in action and to get business done.”
MACH is unique in the sense that it showcases live working machinery and brings together the industry’s finest manufacturers over a range of technologies including milling, turning, metrology, additive manufacturing and tooling, to name but a few. With live demonstrations and a packed seminar programme the 2016 exhibition will undoubtedly be one of the highlights of the year.
The addition of Asquith Butler tipped MACH 2016 over 2014’s total, taking the exhibitor space allocated so far to 22,267. Paul Hinchcliffe MD of Asquith Butler, said “Due to the success we had at MACH 2014 and the demand for space at next year’s show, we decided to double our stand size for 2016 and capitalise on that success. We are planning on exhibiting one of our specialist “SAHOS” machines and we can’t wait to showcase our technology to all the visitors at the exhibition.”
David Atkinson, Head of Manufacturing at Lloyds Bank SME Commercial Banking says: “Supporting manufacturing businesses is a pivotal part of our commitment to driving the UK economy, so we are really pleased to be headline sponsors of MACH 2016. The expansion of the show demonstrates confidence in the sector to invest in new technology to improve productivity, regardless of the headwinds in the worldwide economy that the sector faces into.”