The latest in manufacturing technology will be on display after the Metalforming Machinery Makers Association (MMMA) revealed it has sold all available space in its Metalworking Village at MACH 2016.
Bosses at the association say they have seen a fantastic response from its members, with more than 20 companies committed to the exhibition; the best turnout for more than a decade.
Visitors to the Village in Hall 4 will be able to see the latest coil processing machinery, high speed presses, pressbrakes, die clamping and mechanical presses, not to mention gaining an insight into a wide spectrum of ancillary equipment and services.
There will also be a coffee lounge available for members to talk about potential customer projects and for firms looking to join the MMMA.
“The Village will cover more than 30,000ft² at MACH and will be a real highlight of the show, with a diversity of technologies that are helping industries all over the world deliver new products more effectively,” explains Bill Neal, vice chairman at the MMMA.
“Interest has been huge this year and we’re posting the sold out signs weeks ahead of schedule. The feedback we are getting from our members is that the majority have enjoyed a strong 2015 and the pipeline for the next twelve months is equally positive.”
He continues: “We are also entering an exciting time for the MMMA with a new website refresh about to start and more services being added to retain and attract new members. More details are expected to be released at MACH.
Companies exhibiting include: Aida; AP&T; ASC; Bruderer UK; Bulldog; Cotswold Machinery; Crescent Machinery; Industrial Clutch Parts; Joseph Rhodes; Midland Power Press; MTL Engineering; Ortlinghouse; PJ Hare; Press-Form Machinery; Press Technologies; Schuler Presses; TMA and Worcester Presses.
The Metalworking Machinery Makers Association currently represents companies involved in automotive, aerospace, construction, renewables, security and white goods. It provides a host of services designed to make the sector more competitive, ranging from support on latest legislation and training opportunities to subsidised exhibition space, sponsored overseas events and regular promotion through the website and social medial.
Another one of the organisation’s roles is to represent the UK sector internationally to increase inward investment, joint ventures and exports.