Northern Manufacturing & Electronics returns to EventCity, Manchester from October 2nd to 3rd. The show is the partner event to the enormously successful Southern Manufacturing Show, and offers a similarly inclusive approach to a wide spectrum of industrial enterprise, ranging from component suppliers and subcontractors to advanced production technologies, of both the hardware and software varieties. But more than just a marketplace, the show aims to be an effective forum for the exchange of ideas and expertise; an event that’s accessible, relevant and valuable to anyone involved in industrial enterprise, from the smallest workshop to the largest manufacturing facility.
Even discounting the massive uncertainty surrounding Brexit, industrial enterprise in the UK is beset by challenges on many fronts. While the majority of manufacturers remain cautiously optimistic about future prospects, most also recognise the very pressing need to better understand how to leverage technology to remain competitive in a rapidly-changing manufacturing environment. Recent reports have highlighted the fact that the ubiquitous term “Industry 4.0 “ actually remains only vaguely understood by a significant number of manufacturers – with still fewer feeling confident enough to commit to capital investment at this time, even in certain knowledge that it will be vital to do so.
Exhibitions remain an excellent way to bridge this knowledge gap, and with its intrinsic focus on the needs of manufacturing industry in the region, Northern Manufacturing is ideally placed to do just that. Alongside the latest machinery and production hardware, for the first time this year, the show is partnering with several national and regional business organisations, giving visitors access to a wealth of technical and business expertise. Reflecting its importance to the North West, the exhibition is backed by the two main regional aerospace and automotive business organisations, the North West Aerospace Alliance (NWAA) and the Northern Automotive Alliance (NAA). The aerospace business in the North West makes up about a quarter of the UK’s £32bn aerospace business, makes use of around 25,000 highly trained people and supports a plentiful eco-system of suppliers across the country. The North West automotive cluster employs around 16,200 people and directly produces around £9bn of sales revenue, or 12%, of the total UK automotive manufacturing output, positioning it as the second biggest region for automotive manufacture in the UK.
Along with industry-specific event partners, the exhibition is backed up by many other well-known national organisations, which include Composites UK, the Society of Motor Manufacturers & Traders (SMMT), the Gear & Toolmakers Association (GTMA), the British Gear Association (BGA) and the Confederation of British Metalforming (CBM). Each of them delivers a wealth of technical experience and knowledge to the event.
Entry to Northern Manufacturing & Electronics 2019 and on-site parking is free with easy accessibility by road. EventCity is also very accessible by public transport from central Manchester.
To register online for complimentary tickets simply visit www.industrynorth.co.uk