Special report Mach 2016: Bringing together the industry's finest manufacturers

Author / Editor: Barbara Schulz / Barbara Schulz

UK – Mach 2016 promises to be bigger than the 2014 edition of the exhibition. The UK's unique showcase for advances in the manufacturing industry is a biennial exhibition that brings together all the latest developments to come from the manufacturing technologies sectors under one roof.

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Mach 2016 exceeds space sold for the 2014 show.
Mach 2016 exceeds space sold for the 2014 show.
(Source: MTA)

Manufacturers in the UK have seen a flat start to 2016, but while the country has seen real problems in some industries in the last few months, there are signs that orders and production are stabilising overall.

Investment in innovation, skills

According to the January 2016 CBI Quarterly Industrial Trends Survey, uncertainty in regard to the prospects for global growth, high energy costs and the strength of the pound have all played their part in UK manufacturers finding conditions tough when trying to sell overseas. "Over the longer term, strong investment in innovation and skills is vital to boosting our performance in exports, so it’s great to see firms planning to invest more in training and products over the next year," Rain Newton-Smith, CBI Director of Economics, said.

Mach 2016 will be hosted at the NEC in Birmingham from 11 – 15 April 2016 and according to the organisers, the 2016 edition of the show will surpass the 2014 exhibition. By October last year, total commercial space allocated tipped over the 22,247 m² mark achieved in 2014. There is 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, organisers said.

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