Northern Manufacturing & Electronics builds on last year’s success

27 July 2015

Northern Manufacturing & Electronics, the free admission manufacturing technology and electronics showcase, returns to EventCity, Manchester from September 30th to October 1st 2015.

This year's event is forecast to be larger than last year’s show, and will present a new feature, RoadRailAir, highlighting the region's vital role in the UK’s automotive, public transport and aerospace manufacturing sectors.

Following in the footsteps of its established Southern sibling, the Northern Manufacturing & Electronics show has very quickly established itself as the top event in the North for electronics and electronics production. Its handy location very close to the centre of Manchester makes it very easily accessible to visitors from across the North of England but also the Midlands, Eire and Scotland’s Silicon Glen. 

With its variety of exhibits and easy accessibility, Northern Manufacturing is a show that nobody interested in any facet of engineering and industry in the North of the UK should miss. The number and range of companies taking part - likely to be well over 250 this year – is the key to the show’s popularity, not least because 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, its possible to meet PCB makers, component distributors, enclosure specialists, CEMS, test equipment manufacturers, designers and even patent lawyers amidst others. This opportunity to cover a lot of ground with great efficiency is key to its appeal. 

Some of the more noteworthy electronics names in attendance for 2015 include BAE Systems, LCL Electronics, Turner Electronics, CIE Group, Fibox, PACE Europe, Haredata Electronics, Lemo UK, European Circuits, Radwell International and wound component manufacturers, Trans-Tronic. Alongside them is a fine selection of firms from general industry, covering pretty much every requirement from sheet metal to specialist precision parts. 

On the production side, a few of the firms worth highlighting include Bondline Electronics Ltd with its static control products and services, flightcase fittings and hardware from Penn Elcom Ltd, storage and handling equipment from SSI Schaefer, specialist tapes and adhesives from Viking Tapes and Henkel Loctite and equipment and consumables supplier, V Tech SMT.

But as well as being an important marketplace for industrial enterprise, Northern Manufacturing also represents one of the North’s most important business forums. Major regional industrial sectors in the North include aerospace, medical technology and advanced electronics. The aerospace industry alone contributed over £7bn to the UK’s economy last year, and will be represented at the show by the influential North West Aerospace Alliance. Its CEO, Dr. David Bailey, will deliver one of the keynote presentations at the free technical seminar programme that runs over both days of the show. Also represented will be the Salford and Trafford Engineering Group Training Association, better known by its acronym STEGTA. The organisation, set up in 1966, has organised thousands of apprenticeship scheme places and is recognised by Ofsted as one of the top education providers in the country. John Whitby and Ian Parker from STEGTA will also present seminar sessions on the benefits of apprenticeship schemes, as well as being on hand at the event itself. A full listing of the seminar sessions and pre-booking forms can be found at

Admittance to Northern Manufacturing and Electronics 2015 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, 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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