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    Manufacturing

    Flocking South for the Winter

    • By Editor
    • January 22, 2020
    • 3 minute read

    The Southern Manufacturing & Electronics exhibition has certainly risen in prominence in the last decade, and it can arguably be described as the UK’s most popular annual engineering shows. Now entering its 22nd year, the 2020 exhibition is set to be one of the busiest yet, with more than 400 exhibitors lined up to demonstrate their wares.

    In 2019, the exhibition drew almost 9,000 visitors and as this number excludes exhibitors, academia and students and return visitors, the overall numbers are likely to be pushing upward of 10,000+. With numbers that certainly stack up and a geographical location that gives exhibitors access to the manufacturing industry in the south of the UK, the appeal is obvious. Growing in popularity, the 2019 show attracted 13% more visitors than the previous year – is it any wonder why engineers flock to the south for during the winter?

    The event offers a diverse selection of exhibitors from around the UK, Europe and even India, Japan and China – all set to gather at the new 20,000sq/m Farnborough International Exhibition & Conference centre from February 11th to 13th; for what the show organisers expect to be the busiest exhibition yet. The exhibition is a great gauge of how industry is performing and at the 2019 event, MTD magazine spoke with more than 60 manufacturers and OEMs, with the majority witnessing growth and prolonged confidence off-the-back of 2018. Despite the protracted Brexit situation and the political landscape, it will be interesting to gauge confidence levels at the 2020 showcase. If exhibitor numbers and pre-registered visitors are anything to go by, the signs are already looking positive.

    The exhibition attracts all areas of industry with registered attendees in 2019 being split 37% to 32% as businesses with a mechanical or electronic interest. Similarly, visitor registrations from industry sectors are also split with the aerospace industry (34%), automotive/motorsport (30%+) and the defense sector (26%) claiming the majority of visitor interest.  The show is well supported by influential industrial organisations such as Composites UK, the Confederation of British Metalforming, Farnborough Aerospace Consortium, The British Gear Association, Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) and the Gauge and Toolmakers Association (GTMA); and this support is a contributing factor in visitors having a multi-disciplined interest across both mechanical and electronic facets of industry.

    The diversity of interest from visitors is well catered for with an incredible range of suppliers taking part. This includes everything from major machinery and production equipment manufacturers, component suppliers, consumables and every type of subcontract service provider imaginable. The show is the place to see the latest machinery from world renowned manufacturers such as Matsuura, Haas Automation, Yamazaki Mazak, Hurco, OPEN MIND, XYZ, ITC, Guhring and others.

    Entry to the exhibition is free. There is also free on-site parking and a free technical seminar programme running continuously over the three days of the show. The seminar programme will be as diverse as the exhibitor list with keynote speakers discussing everything from best practice, funding & taxation, economics, lean manufacturing, Industry 4.0, CE Marking, intellectual property, additive manufacturing and much more. To register for tickets, simply visit www.industrysouth.co.uk. You can follow all the latest news from the show on Twitter @industry_co_uk  #southmanf

     

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    Flocking South for the Winter

    The Southern Manufacturing & Electronics exhibition has certainly risen in prominence in the last decade, and it can arguably be described as the UK’s most popular annual engineering shows. Now entering its 22nd year, the 2020 exhibition is set to be one of the busiest yet, with more than 400 exhibitors lined up to demonstrate their wares.

    In 2019, the exhibition drew almost 9,000 visitors and as this number excludes exhibitors, academia and students and return visitors, the overall numbers are likely to be pushing upward of 10,000+. With numbers that certainly stack up and a geographical location that gives exhibitors access to the manufacturing industry in the south of the UK, the appeal is obvious. Growing in popularity, the 2019 show attracted 13% more visitors than the previous year – is it any wonder why engineers flock to the south for during the winter?

    The event offers a diverse selection of exhibitors from around the UK, Europe and even India, Japan and China – all set to gather at the new 20,000sq/m Farnborough International Exhibition & Conference centre from February 11th to 13th; for what the show organisers expect to be the busiest exhibition yet. The exhibition is a great gauge of how industry is performing and at the 2019 event, MTD magazine spoke with more than 60 manufacturers and OEMs, with the majority witnessing growth and prolonged confidence off-the-back of 2018. Despite the protracted Brexit situation and the political landscape, it will be interesting to gauge confidence levels at the 2020 showcase. If exhibitor numbers and pre-registered visitors are anything to go by, the signs are already looking positive.

    The exhibition attracts all areas of industry with registered attendees in 2019 being split 37% to 32% as businesses with a mechanical or electronic interest. Similarly, visitor registrations from industry sectors are also split with the aerospace industry (34%), automotive/motorsport (30%+) and the defense sector (26%) claiming the majority of visitor interest.  The show is well supported by influential industrial organisations such as Composites UK, the Confederation of British Metalforming, Farnborough Aerospace Consortium, The British Gear Association, Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) and the Gauge and Toolmakers Association (GTMA); and this support is a contributing factor in visitors having a multi-disciplined interest across both mechanical and electronic facets of industry.

    The diversity of interest from visitors is well catered for with an incredible range of suppliers taking part. This includes everything from major machinery and production equipment manufacturers, component suppliers, consumables and every type of subcontract service provider imaginable. The show is the place to see the latest machinery from world renowned manufacturers such as Matsuura, Haas Automation, Yamazaki Mazak, Hurco, OPEN MIND, XYZ, ITC, Guhring and others.

    Entry to the exhibition is free. There is also free on-site parking and a free technical seminar programme running continuously over the three days of the show. The seminar programme will be as diverse as the exhibitor list with keynote speakers discussing everything from best practice, funding & taxation, economics, lean manufacturing, Industry 4.0, CE Marking, intellectual property, additive manufacturing and much more. To register for tickets, simply visit www.industrysouth.co.uk. You can follow all the latest news from the show on Twitter @industry_co_uk  #southmanf