Bigger and better

So MACH is nearly upon us and this issue – quite possibly our biggest MACH show issue ever – is testament to how importantly the event is viewed in the eyes of our editorial contributors and advertisers.

At 140 pages it’s a weighty tome indeed. Actually, I don’t think I’ve ever witnessed such a relentless barrage of editorial material dropping into by inbox before. Everybody seems to have a lot to say about what they’ll be doing at MACH and that’s really healthy for the industry.

MACH 2016 is well timed. An underlying message in the Chancellor’s budget delivered this week was that the UK needs to improve its productivity to be able to compete globally. Digitising manufacturing, Industry 4.0 and automation are suddenly not just buzzwords anymore – they’re actually becoming reality. Companies need to keep up technologically and a showcase like MACH is a great shop window so that investments can be prioritised.

Good news for the MTA, visitors and the wider manufacturing community is that MACH 2016 is sold out!

All exhibition space has been allocated; MTA president James Selka quite rightly observes that MACH is a great barometer for judging the health of the UK’s manufacturing sector and with that in mind he reports that the prognosis is excellent!

25,000m² of exhibition space has been hoovered up which translates into 600 plus exhibitors, with thousands of tons of working equipment – of which there is planned to be a whopping 15% more on show than in 2014. The number of visitors to the show is set to increase and initial estimates indicate that over 25,000 people will pass through the turnstiles over the five days.

As always PES will be amongst the exhibitors – we’ll be on stand 5982 in hall 5. 2016 will be a busy time for us; our brand spanking new website is now live ( and we’ve got a number of new initiatives in the pipeline planned for later in the year.

For those exhibiting at MACH, have a highly prosperous and profitable show. For those planning to visit, I hope you find exactly what you’re looking for!

Dave Tudor


PES Media

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