Press-Release: MACH-2018, April 9-13, Birmingham

On April 9-13, the Russian Trade Delegation in the UK took part in the international exhibition of engeneering and machinery advanced technologies «MACH 2018» that was held in Birmingham. «MACH» is organised every 2 years and became the largest event in it`s industry in the UK. The exhibition presented innovative developments in industrial machinery not only from across the UK’s manufacturing sectors, but also from the world’s largest companies («Matsuura Machinery Ltd.», «Murata Machinery Ltd.», «EDM Technologies Ltd.», «HK Technologies Ltd.», «Mitsubishi Electric Corporation») – the total number estimated more than 600. This year “MACH” has been attended by more than 25 000 visitors.
During the exhibition a number of demonstrations and training seminars were showcased by worldwide leading manufacturers. The technologies of industrial 3D-printing were in the main focus as they will become the core factor in increasing production efficiency in the future. Solutions for the main production processes, such as milling, turning, metrology, workplace equipment and production safety were also widely presented in “MACH”.
The largest British bank «The Lloyds Bank» became one of the sponsors of the exhibition and presented it’s flexible loan program «Asset Finance». This program provides the opportunity to the British manufacturing companies to purchase innovative equipment to increase production volume and efficiency. Over the past 4 years this program has strongly supported British manufacturers with more than 4 billion pounds (https://www.lloydsbank.com/business/retail-business/loans-and-financing/financing/asset-finance.asp).
The participants of «MACH 2018» paid high attention on the showcase of the British charitable organization «Engineers without Borders». At the special stand of the organization were demonstrated training mechanisms for both students of technical institutions in order to show the latest solutions in modern technology and for the younger generation in order to encourage them to choose the profession of an engineer.
The Manufacturing Technologies Association of the UK was the main organiser of the exhibiton. The Association includes companies that develop technologies and solutions for the production of various types of machines, cutting and measuring equipment, software and other services for the industry.
The Association expressed regret that manufacturers from Russia had not participated in the exhibition this year stressing that investing in new technologies is vital for sustainable production development. At the same time they indicated an interest in further cooperation with the specialised Russian companies and organizations. The MACH’s organisers hoped to welcome the Russian machinery sector in forthcoming events of the Association.

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