Northern Manufacturing & Electronics returns to Manchester

01 August 2016

Northern Manufacturing & Electronics, the free admission manufacturing technology and electronics showcase, is returning to EventCity, Manchester on September 28th and 29th 2016.

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Now in its fourth consecutive year, the show has very quickly established itself as a key event for electronics and electronics production in the North.

Located at the prestigious 28,000 m² EventCity, the UK’s second largest exhibition facility outside London, its handy location close to the centre of Manchester makes it an easy show to get to for visitors from across the North of England, the Midlands, Eire and Scotland’s Silicon Glen. The show is well worth attending for electronics professionals as over 40% of last year’s 2,900 visitors came to source electronic components, while nearly a third cited electronic assembly and manufacturing as their chief interest.

However, what makes the event really outstanding is the variety of firms taking part. A single visit to Northern Manufacturing & Electronics will enable contact with not just electronics firms and CEMS, but an entire manufacturing eco-system that covers virtually every aspect of electronics design and production. The exhibitor list, likely to be well over 250 this year, is the key to this extremely popular show as it’s wide selection of exhibitors makes it possible for visitors to target a variety of production issues in one visit. Within a single show, it’s possible to meet PCB makers, component distributors, enclosure specialists, CEMS, test equipment manufacturers, designers and even IP specialists within its extraordinarily diverse mixture. This opportunity to cover a lot of ground with great efficiency makes it an opportunity not to be missed. 

Some of the more noteworthy electronics names in attendance for 2016 include Cornelius Electronics, LCL Electronics, JJS Manufacturing, Datalink Electronics, Lemo, Variohm Eurosensor, PACE Europe, Phoenix Mecano, European Circuits and many others. The selection of non-electronics subcontract services is equally impressive, including specialist coatings, sheet metal work, 3D printing, precision engineering and countless others. 

On the production side, there’s storage and handling equipment from SSI Schaefer, barcode and stock management solutions from Dakota Integrated Solutions, industrial lighting from Waldmann Lighting, inspection systems from OGP UK and Olympus and hundreds of others. In addition to hardware, topics like training are addressed. Exhibiting once again this year, the Salford and Trafford Engineering Group Training Association (STEGTA) was set up in 1966, and has since then organised thousands of apprenticeship scheme places and is recognised by Ofsted as one of the top education providers in the country. A full categorised listing of all exhibitors can be found at

However, as well as being an important marketplace for industrial enterprise, Northern Manufacturing & Electronics also represents one of the North’s most important business forums. The show’s free seminar programme that runs over both days of the event, gives the opportunity to join industry professionals from a wide variety of academic and commercial backgrounds share their insights on the important topics affecting manufacturing; some of the topics covered include developments in 3D printing, Industry 4.0, best practice in manufacturing, Lean, R&D tax credits and much more. 

Admittance to Northern Manufacturing and Electronics 2016 is free to business visitors. Just off J9 of the M60 near Manchester, EventCity is the UK’s newest exhibition venue offering 3000 free onsite parking spaces and easy access by public transport. Entry to the technical seminar programme is also free although pre-registration is strongly advised. To reserve your place at the North’s manufacturing event of the year, simply visit or call 01784 880 890.

Visitors can follow all the latest news from the show on Twitter by following @industry_co_uk #northmanf or on its blog page at

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