MACH is the longest-running manufacturing and engineering exhibition in the UK, showcasing the largest variety of manufacturing technology solutions in the country, all under one roof. Taking place at the NEC in Birmingham between 20th – 24th April, MACH 2020 is set to be one of the best exhibitions in the event’s long history.
The MTA says MACH is unique because of the amount of live working machinery on display. This means visitors can experience first-hand the power and capabilities of the latest technology.
Jam-packed with major suppliers, and with 95% of exhibition space now sold, MACH 2020 is set to be an unmissable event for the UK manufacturing and engineering community.
In 2018, the exhibition attracted more than 25,000 visitors during the five days of the show and has so far been credited with generating more than £200 million worth of business for exhibitors - proof that MACH attracts visitors with real buying power.
James Fudge, head of events and member services at the MTA, said: “MACH 2020 is the UK’s National event for inspiring, innovating and connecting manufacturing and will provide real value for our visitors. We will have all the latest manufacturing technology solutions available under one roof, giving visitors an unrivalled overview of our sector in the UK.”
He continued: “With our exhibitors, we work hard to provide meaningful engagement points and are pleased to announce HS2 will be exhibiting at the show, looking to connect and work with the UK supply chain. We also have several Catapult Centres and the Made Smarter programme showing what they can offer, to assist companies with the transition into the digital age. If you’re looking to improve your productivity and embrace new manufacturing technology solutions, MACH 2020 is unmissable for you and your business.”
The expansion of the Annual Investment Allowance in the 2018 Budget from £200,000 to £1,000,000, was a specific ‘ask’ from the MTA and will make investing in new equipment at MACH 2020 more cost-effective for most visitors.
James Selka, DL, CEO of the MTA said: “The continued development of manufacturing technologies is enabling faster, more responsive, and more efficient processes to be implemented in businesses. Inspire your workforce by bringing them to the show and ensure your team are technically up to date with the latest technology available. MACH 2020 is a fantastic opportunity to invest in new equipment.”
The NPL is an active member of the Manufacturing Technologies Association and is already committed to UK machinery manufacturers and engaging with industry at MACH 2020 to help keep UK businesses at the forefront of manufacturing innovation.
Gareth Edwards, strategic business development manager advanced manufacturing, at the NPL added: “The NPL recognises the urgent need for the UK to create the machines needed to manufacture tomorrow’s technologies and is working to help shape the innovation landscape to enable businesses, especially SMEs, to do this. We look forward to sharing those plans with the community at MACH 2020."
MACH 2020 www.machexhibition.com
National Physical Laboratory https://www.npl.co.uk/