The UK’s national manufacturing show, MACH 2020, might still be four months away, but anticipation is building fast and the event is already set to be one of the industry’s highlights of the year.
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 20 and 24 April 2020, MACH 2020 is set to be one of the best exhibitions in the event’s long history.
MACH 2020 is unique because of the amount of live working machinery on display. This means visitors will be able to 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 over £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 Manufacturing Technologies Association (MTA), which organises the exhibition on behalf of industry, 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.”
Technology is changing the way we live and the way we work, transforming the way data is gathered, information is analysed and how businesses operate. MACH 2020 will show how this is happening, providing the knowledge and the solutions to enable your business to grow.
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.”
He continued “With the increase of the Annual Investment Allowance available and impartial support available on site from finance companies, there really has never been a better time to invest in your business and your staff. MACH 2020 really is the UK’s National Manufacturing showcase, with a lively and focused seminar programme, as well as the Education and Development Zone all set to help attract the next generation of engineers into the sector.”
Now that visitor registration is open you can sign up to make sure that you don’t miss out on all the latest info and opportunities, visit www.machexhibition.com, to be part of it.