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MACH 2016 - Cutting into the future

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.”

We have seen a significant increase in exhibition space taken from the likes of Mazak, Mills CNC, DMG Mori and the ETG Group and more smaller companies are committing to the UK Manufacturing Zone. That Zone we will see the inclusion of a number of household name Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs). Airbus are returning after a very successful 2014 and today the exhibition’s organisers, the MTA are able to announce that Siemens Offshore will be exhibiting in the UK Manufacturing Zone.

James Selka, the MTA’s Chief Executive, said: “We’re delighted that Siemens Offshore have joined us in the UK Manufacturing Zone. The Zone exists to bring together companies, both big and small, who form the UK’s manufacturing supply chains and potential supply chains. With over 23,000 visitors from around the manufacturing world MACH is the largest industrial exhibition in the UK and the best place to see the latest in manufacturing technology under one roof.”

Juergen Maier, Chief Executive of Siemens in the UK and Ireland said: “Offshore wind is a huge area of growth for Siemens. We will be looking to engage with businesses of all sizes to explore how investments such as our Hull wind turbine facility can start to help develop a new era of renewable manufacturing in Britain.

The next few years will see huge investment arising from Offshore business and we hope MACH 2016 will be a catalyst to drive this”

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Notes to Editors:

For more information contact Paul O’Donnell: podonnell@mta.org.uk or on 020 7298 6400.

MACH was established more than 100 years ago by the Manufacturing Technologies Association (MTA). It is the largest manufacturing technologies event in the UK, attracting in the region of 600 exhibitors and more than 23,000 visitors. Taking place 11-15 April 2016 at the NEC in Birmingham, the biennial exhibition brings together the latest developments and best innovations. MACH provides manufacturers of all sizes and sectors the chance to network with key clients and prospects as well as gain insight into their needs and future vision for supply chain manufacturing. For more information visit www.machexhibition.com

The Manufacturing Technologies Association (MTA) is the UK trade association for the Manufacturing Technologies industry. The MTA represents the core of engineering based manufacturing and aims to promote the use and innovation of advanced technology in manufacturing.

Further information about the MTA and our members can be found on our web site at www.mta.org.uk