The Southern Manufacturing and Electronics Exhibition was held last week with more than 600 exhibitors showcasing their latest products and innovations. Companies ranging from high-precision engineering to fabrication & fastenings were present at the FIVE exhibition centre in Farnborough and, with engineering having grown to form one of our core specialist areas, Aspectus PR sent a team to catch all the action, chat to the exhibitors and discuss the latest news and trends in the industry.

The UK engineering industry has been under pressure recently, with reports of destabilising factors such as an ageing workforce and a lack of suitably-skilled school and university leavers raising fears of a diminishing talent pool.

However, we were pleasantly surprised to hear that almost all of the exhibitors we met were experiencing a period of growth, with business flourishing and orders soaring. There were even a few companies saying that they had turned business away since they were already at full capacity!

As well as learning more about the latest products and design techniques and meeting the innovators behind the innovations, visitors also enjoyed a series of one-hour sessions examining key manufacturing and supply chain issues, presented by top speakers in the industry.

The Southern Manufacturing & Electronics exhibition is a must attend event for the UK’s industrial engineering and manufacturing professionals and we thoroughly enjoyed the hustle and bustle and positive buzz generated at the event. We look forward to an equally successful show next year.

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