MTA launches new UK subcontracting show


The Manufacturing Technologies Association (MTA) has announced a new show dedicated to buyers looking to source precision subcontracting products and services from UK-based suppliers.

The Engineering Supply Chain Show which will alongside MACH 2022 at the NEC, Birmingham, on 5 to 7 April. It is

To exhibit, companies must be UK registered and offer capacity in subcontract or supply chain services. Examples include precision machined-parts subcontracting, castings and forgings, coatings, mechatronic and electronic design and assembly, extrusion, fabrication, finishing, forming, pressings and stampings, tool making, forming and manipulation, vacuum technology and design, development and testing services.

This show-within-a-show is part of the MACH exhibition but sits as a separate 3-day event with its own  location and entrance in Hall 7.

Sponsored by Lloyds Bank and the Engineering Industries Association (EIA), the organisers say the new exhibition has grown out of increased demand for the successful UK Supply Chain Zone at MACH.

Commenting on the new exhibition, James Selka DL, Chief Executive Officer at The Manufacturing Technologies Association said; “This is a very exciting time for the UK’s engineering and manufacturing supply chain. More and more UK OEMs and Tier 1 companies are looking to re-shore their supply chains or develop new ones. This new exhibition, sited alongside the established MACH exhibition, will provide a focused showcase for their products and services.”

One common badge will provide unhindered access to both MACH and The Engineering Supply Chain Show while in-hall links will ensure a seamless flow of visitors between the events.

Traditionally attracting over 25,000 visitors, MACH is the UK’s national event to showcase engineering and manufacturing technologies and is complemented by The Engineering Supply Chain Show, bringing together a wider audience focused on capacity in the UK subcontracting and supply chain sectors.

James Selka concluded: “With demand for UK domestic production growing, particularly post-Brexit, coupled with the desire to reduce goods miles as part of the UK’s commitment to greener manufacturing, we believe this exhibition is perfectly timed to support this drive. Exhibiting at The Engineering Supply Chain Show allows exhibitors to meet face to face with buyers and procurement professionals with budget authority to spend. Alongside MACH, no other UK exhibition delivers such a strong audience.”