Northern Manufacturing & Electronics gears-up for busiest show yet

Northern Manufacturing & Electronics, the North’s top industrial technology and electronics event, returns to EventCity, Manchester from September 30th to October 1st 2015. Around 250 firms will gather for an event that has very quickly established itself as the focal point of manufacturing enterprise in the region. Along with more exhibitors, this year’s show presents a brand new feature, RoadRailAir, highlighting the location”s key position in the UK’s automotive, public transport and aerospace manufacturing sectors.

Northern Manufacturing & Electronics brings together a broad cross-section for the UK Electronics industry, as well as a wide variety of associated products and services from general industry, such as sheet metalwork, consumables and production equipment. This breadth provides the event an unparalleled appeal and guarantees visitors an absorbing and worthwhile visit. The number of solutions on show allows buyers, design engineers and specifiers to address numerous sourcing issues in a single visit. Companies taking part range between major international manufacturers to regional specialists.

Among the notable suppliers exhibiting in 2015 are LCL Electronics, Lemo, Trans-Tronic, Haredata Electronics, Datalink, Keyence, LCDTEK and many others. Representatives from the manufacturing services world include BAE Systems, European Circuits, JJS Manufacturing and PACE Europe.  Subcontract services showcased include 3D printing, design, electronics assembly, sub-contract manufacturing and PCB production. The selection of exhibitors also includes some leading European providers such as Assel from Poland, offering alternatives to off-shoring production to Asia

However, electronics is only one aspect of a substantially bigger exhibition that incorporates virtually everything associated with manufacturing industry. Robotics & automation, sensors, enclosures, test equipment, optical inspection, hand tools, storage and lots of others will all be on show. Among numerous others, Bondline Electronics returns with its range of static protection equipment, and Talliscan highlights its state-of-the-art inventory management solutions. Firms like Henkel Loctite and Ambersil will demonstrate the latest in consumables and production aids.

Technology trails guide delegates around the show, making it possible for them to make the most efficient use of time at the show. Specialist subcontractors include 3D printing, laser cutting, panels and graphics, HMI devices, sheet metal fabrication, box build and lots more. The show also highlights many big-name machinery manufacturers such as Amada, Bystronic and Haas Automation giving live demonstrations throughout the two-day event.

Business services are also widely accessible at Northern 2015. STEGTA, the training and apprenticeships facilitator will be in attendance to discuss apprenticeship and training issues. The influential North West Aerospace Alliance is also exhibiting, offering advice and support to firms working in, or wishing to become part of the North’s lucrative aerospace supply chain. There are firms offering help with industrial finance, intellectual property protection, stock control, waste management, cost-efficient purchasing, electronic design and manufacturing software amongst many others. There are also hundreds of products on show from the works management and maintenance category, such as industrial lighting, cleaning systems and many more.

Northern 2015 also provides a two-day free seminar programme in which world-class presenters explain the current concepts in manufacturing, engineering and industrial management. Of particular interest is a keynote presentation by Dr. David Bailey, CEO of the North West Aerospace Alliance (NWAA), entitled Technology Opportunities and Challenges into the Aerospace Supply Chain. Other sessions cover additive manufacturing, CE marking legislation, Lean, new product development and protection of intellectual copyright.

Access to Northern Manufacturing & Electronics 2015 is free to business visitors, and EventCity provides 3000 free on-site parking spaces, with easy accessibility by road or public transport. To register online for free tickets, simply visit or call 01784 880 890. Visitors can follow all of the latest news from the show on Twitter by following @industry_co_uk #northmanf, or on its blog page at

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