Growth in UK manufacturing shines through at MACH 2018

Confidence in the UK manufacturing supply chain was demonstrated at the MACH 2018 expo with a surge of interest from new and existing customers, according to industrial parts washing specialist MecWash.

With its range of aqueous parts cleaning and degreasing systems on show at the UK’s main engineering based manufacturing trade exhibition, MecWash managing director, John Pattison, said growth is not something just being talked about, it is happening, demonstrated by the number and quality of leads generated at the event.

“MACH mirrored what we’ve witnessed over recent months from customers seeking to invest in new washing systems as their own orders rise,” he said.

“The footfall on to our stand wasn’t just to view our technology, it was to discuss specific investment projects from existing and new customers who are experiencing a surge in orders themselves and are looking to ramp up production.

“From smaller precision engineering suppliers through to the larger blue chip giants within the automobile, aerospace and general engineering sectors, there were some very encouraging signs for the UK and global markets at MACH.”

Earlier this month Mr Pattison highlighted research that found more than 40% of UK manufacturers expect growth in global trading conditions.

The research by EEF and AIG also found that nearly 70% of UK companies expect to increase productivity in 2018[1].

MACH 2018 is one of the UK’s largest engineering based manufacturing exhibitions, attracting thousands of representatives from key stakeholders, companies and investors.

It is one of several key trade exhibitions in the UK, Europe and US that MecWash attends.

“Another factor in the investment coming through is the need for quality. We believe the interest and leads generated at MACH highlight the high reputation our aqueous washing systems have,” added Mr Pattison.

[1] EEF (The Manufacturers Organisation) Executive Survey 2018. Published 8 January 2018.