Back to face-to-face business


The return of Subcon on 14 to 16 September at the NEC 2021 means UK manufacturers will finally have the chance to meet face-to-face with customers, suppliers and colleagues.

Subcon is the UK’s leading subcontract manufacturing supply chain event and comes at a time when business is gearing up to get back to pre-Covid levels of sales and orders.

Subcontractors at the show cover a wide range of services including machined and turned parts, sheet metal working, plastic components, electronics assembly, castings and additive manufacturing.

Engineering Capacity is an official media partner of Subcon 2021 and is presenting a special discussion forum on Reshoring in conjunction with Qimtek as part of the conference programme.

Gordon Kirk, Subcon event director, said: “We are delighted to be bringing Subcon back this September and provide a long overdue opportunity for UK manufacturing to meet face to face once again.

“The past 18-months has been unprecedented and Subcon will shine a light on the untold challenges and opportunities this industry is facing, including the supply chain disruption caused by the pandemic and how that has served to highlight the true value of a reliable, local supply chain offering short lead time and better quality.

“This year the show presents a timely and unique platform for any UK manufacturers looking to source or develop a robust and localised network of UK supply chain partners. We are also excited to champion innovators and start-ups and celebrate the engineering heroes whose ingenuity makes such a valuable contribution to the UK, particularly throughout the pandemic.”