MACH 2016, to be held at the NEC in Birmingham from April 11-15, is set to surpass the 2014 edition. The space allocated for exhibitors at the exhibition has already outstripped the amount allocated for the double award-winning 2014 event, and is now over the 22,247 m2 mark.
James Selka DL is the CEO of the Manufacturing Technologies Association that organises MACH. He stated that MACH is a great way to judge the health of the manufacturing industry in the UK, and added: “With six months to go before the exhibition takes place, reaching this milestone shows that confidence in the health of the industry is high.”
MACH 2016 will certainly the best place to see the latest technological developments. As noted by Paul Hinchcliffe, managing director of Asquith Butler, the success the company had at MACH 2014 made them decide “to double our stand size for 2016 and capitalise on that success”. He added: “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.”
Lloyds Bank is the headline sponsor of MACH 2016. David Atkinson, Head of Manufacturing at Lloyds Bank SME Commercial Banking, stated that supporting manufacturing businesses is key to driving the UK economy. He said: “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.”