MACH 2022 is set to put more sustainable and low carbon manufacturing at the heart of next year’s show according to the organiser the Manufacturing Technologies Association (MTA).
James Fudge, head of operations for the MTA at the association’s press conference held at the Digital Manufacturing Centre near Silverstone, explained: “With the COP26 global summit focussing attention on the importance of tackling climate change, the green agenda has never been more relevant to UK manufacturers. They have a key role to play in helping to achieve the goals outlined by the Glasgow summit - which is why there will be a strong focus on the opportunities presented by decarbonisation during MACH 2022.
“The exhibition will have a strong emphasis on developing sustainable energy solutions, carbon reduction technology and much more. The desire to achieve sustainable manufacturing processes is now within our grasp and the latest engineering and manufacturing technologies are massively contributing to the ‘greening up’ of the industry.”
MACH 2022 taking place on 4-8th April at the NEC, Birmingham, will also incorporate the new Engineering Supply Chain Exhibition (5-7th April) held to highlight some of the UK best engineering subcontractors and service providers. The MTA hopes this show will help support UK reshoring and encourage more resilient supply chains as the world recovers from the COVID 19 pandemic.
Chief executive officer at the MTA, James Selka DL, explained: “We would like to see a more sustainable approach to the UK supply chain, with more intelligent sourcing of product from within the UK. Encouragingly, many companies from within the UK are already looking at reshoring. This new exhibition is where engineering and manufacturing buyers can go to find world-class suppliers, exclusively in the UK engineering and manufacturing supply chain.”
He concluded: “MACH and The Engineering Supply Chain show will provide visitors with a unique opportunity – the first for a long time – to achieve all these targets with one visit to one venue. We look forward to welcoming the UK’s manufacturing and engineering community to the NEC in April.”