Northern Manufacturing & Electronics, the Northern partner exhibition to the very popular Southern Manufacturing & Electronics Show, returns to EventCity, Manchester on October 2nd and 3rd. As the North’s only dedicated electronics exhibition, the event is a vital showcase for components, production hardware and electronics manufacturing services.
The quantity and diversity of companies taking part – expected to be around 300 this year – ensures a show with tremendously broad appeal, allowing visitors from many different backgrounds to solve a wide variety of production issues within a single visit. Within one show, it’s possible to find PCB makers, component distributors, enclosure specialists, CEMS, test equipment manufacturers and designers among a whole host of others. This ability to address multiple issues with outstanding efficiency is one of its most significant attractions. Its location near to the heart of Manchester makes it highly accessible and within easy reach of the substantial swathe of electronics enterprises throughout the North, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland and Eire.
Around 40% of visitors arrive in search of components, and these visitors will be well catered for in 2019. A few of the products on show for 2019 include membrane keyboards from Calman Technology, TFT LCD displays from Crystal-Tech Electronics, pressure sensors and transducers from ESI Technology and power supplies from Luso Electronics. There’s also ruggedised connectors from Fischer Connectors, tough enclosures from Extreme Cases, specialist sensors and machine vision components from Keyence UK. Bespoke component makers include Protool Plastics, Peli Products (UK), J Coker (Rubber) and Whitehorse Plastics.
Electronics assembly, PCBs and wiring services are also well represented at Northern 2019. Turner Electronics, European Circuits and Scotland’s LCL Electronics return for 2019, alongside Manufacturing Services Ltd, CIE Electronics, Wireco and Hallmark Electronics. Systems and machine build specialists include Tritec Systems, Sourceways and Eurotherm by Schneider Electric.
Electronics production hardware is another sizeable part of the event. A few examples include marking, printing and traceability systems from Brady and Dakota Integrated Solutions, workspace storage from Bott and stock control systems from Talliscan. PACE Europe will present soldering, de-soldering and rework stations, while UNIS Group is exhibiting its industrial electronics repair and refurbishment services.
A new initiative for 2019 is the show’s partnering with a number of national and regional business organisations, making use of their expertise and local insight to fine-tune the exhibition towards the needs and wants of the manufacturing supply chain throughout the region. The backing of the event by the two main regional aerospace and automotive business organisations, the North West Aerospace Alliance (NWAA) and the Northern Automotive Alliance (NAA), is of particular significance. The aerospace industry in the North West makes up close to 25 percent of the UK’s £32bn aerospace business, employs some 25,000 skilled workers and supports a rich eco-system of suppliers around the country. The North West automotive cluster employs roughly 16,200 people and directly generates some £9bn, or 12%, of the overall UK automotive manufacturing output, placing it as the second biggest region for automotive manufacture in the UK. The North West boasts a particular concentration of subcontract service providers with specific understanding of these areas. One such exhibitor is HTK Europe Ltd, a specialist automotive wiring harness sub assembly manufacturer.
The show’s excellent free seminar programme is yet another reason to attend. Within a busy two-day programme, an impressive range of expert presenters will touch on a wide range of technical and operational issues in a series of hour-long sessions over both days of the show. The programme has been developed to appeal to a broad range of industrial professionals from all branches of manufacturing, engineering design and production. As with the show, entry to the seminar sessions is entirely free, making this an outstanding opportunity to hear world-class presenters describe the most recent developments in manufacturing, engineering and industrial business management.
Entry to Northern Manufacturing & Electronics 2019 and on-site parking is free with easy access by road and public transport from central Manchester. To register online for free tickets simply visit www.industrynorth.co.uk
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