Northern Manufacturing & Electronics set to build on debut success

Northern Manufacturing & Electronics, the North’s manufacturing technology and electronics exhibition, returns to EventCity, Manchester on September 28th and 29th.  Building upon the outstanding success of the previous three years, this year”s show is once more expected to increase both exhibitor and visitor numbers. Nearly 3,000 visitors travelled to the event last year, meeting over 250 exhibitors from across the UK and Europe.

Northern Manufacturing & Electronics brings together a broad cross-section of the UK Electronics industry, together with a wide selection of related products and services from general industry, such as sheet metal, consumables and production equipment. This breadth gives the event an unparalleled appeal and guarantees visitors an absorbing and worthwhile visit. The range of solutions on show allows buyers, design engineers and specifiers to address numerous sourcing issues in a single visit.

Northern Manufacturing has speedily developed as the most important show in the North for industry, engineering and manufacturing. One event offers visitors with an impressive array of machinery manufacturers, tool suppliers, subcontractors and suppliers responding to virtually every imaginable manufacturing necessity. In conjunction with its very popular Southern sister show – celebrating its 20th anniversary next year – Northern Manufacturing provides a rare annual chance to meet up with such a large selection of providers at one exhibition. Being a regional event, visitors are assured that the exhibitors they meet are going to be relevant for them yet its unique diversity means that they’ll almost certainly meet firms that were previously unknown to them.

Components – both electronic and mechanical – are one of the main elements of the event. Nearly half of all visitors in 2015 cited components as the reason for their visit. Here too there is an enormous variety of solutions on offer; The list includes robotics & automation, sensors, enclosures, drives & controls, bearings, hydraulics, machine safety, PCB’s and electromechanical devices. On the production side, test equipment, optical inspection, hand tools, storage and numerous others will all be on display.

A few of the noteworthy suppliers confirmed for 2016 include JJS Manufacturing, Easby Electronics, LCL Electronics, Lemo UK, Datalink, European Circuits, Variohm Eurosensor and PACE Europe. These well-know names are complemented by many more small to mid-sized companies; experts offering all kinds of components and subcontract services. The SME-friendly theme of the show accurately reflects the contemporary UK industrial landscape in the vast majority of engineering firms are considered small enterprises. Northern Manufacturing & Electronics provides a very important regional meeting place for the great number of these high-value engineering businesses, a large number of whom are actively part of the extensive supply chain supporting the regionally valuable industries of Aerospace, Automotive, Defence and Public Transportation, which collectively generate billions of pounds of revenue annually. The importance of these industries is reflected in the show’s RoadRailAir feature; an area showcasing the region’s particular strengths in the automotive, public transport and aerospace supply chain.

Subcontract services highlighted include electronic assembly, sub-contract manufacturing, precision engineering, fabrication to name but a few. The show also includes many big-name machinery manufacturers such as Trumpf, Amada, Bystronic and Haas Automation giving live demonstrations throughout the two-day event.

Along with the hardware, production, management and business services are also well represented at Northern 2016. Examples include industrial cleaning, stock control solutions, waste management, consumables, health & safety equipment, design services, manufacturing software and 3D printing. There will also representatives from areas such as asset finance and training.

Northern Manufacturing & Electronics is also an excellent opportunity to gain fresh new knowledge, via the complimentary technical seminar programme that runs across both days of the event. A series of one-hour long sessions presented by leading industry specialists in their particular spheres will deal with a great many technical and operational subjects for example Lean, CE Marking, product development, designing for hazardous environments, 3D printing and much more. Admission to the technical seminar programme is free, although pre-registration is wise. The full programme and pre-registration is provided on the show’s website at

Northern Manufacturing is a show that nobody interested in any aspect of electronics and manufacturing in the North of the UK can afford to miss.  Entry to the show is free, and Event City offers 3000 free on-site car parking spaces, with easy access by road, rail or air. To register online for tickets visit To book your place at the North”s manufacturing event of the year, simply visit . Visitors can follow all the latest news from the show on Twitter by following @industry_co_uk #northmanf  or on its blog page at


For more information


Phil Valentine

Managing Director

European Trade & Exhibition Services

9-11 High Street

Staines, Middx, TW18 4QY

Tel.: +44 (0)1784 880890

Fax: +44(0) 1784 880892  



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