Southern Manufacturing & Electronics returns to FIVE, Farnborough, from February 10th and 12th 2015. With the move to a three day event stimulating increased interest from overseas exhibitors, the 2015 show is set to be the most international yet. 

The 50% increase in tenancy for 2015 makes the show a much more viable proposition for international companies looking to engage with UK manufacturing. The exhibition list for 2015 includes a dramatic increase in the number of exhibitors from continental Europe, plus several new firms travelling from as far afield as Canada, the USA, Japan and Taiwan to take part. The presence of so many new overseas exhibitors delivers an unprecedented opportunity for visitors to discover products and services from major global suppliers in a single, easily-accessible venue.

A few of the noteworthy names include German firm Cosel Europe, with its range of AC/DC power supplies, and Ruwel International, a leading PCB manufacturer serving the automotive, renewable energy and industrial sectors. Also from Germany, AMF Andreas Maier spotlights its range of clamping and workholding products. Polish CEMS firm Assel showcases its 32 years of manufacturing experience. ERNI Electronics, headquartered in Germany, is a global supplier of connectors and EMS services, operating from bases across Europe, the Far East and the USA. From Spain, AMES S.A. presents its range of structural sintered parts, soft-magnetic parts, gears, self-lubricating bearings, filters and porous metallic components. The Bilbao Chamber of Commerce is also exhibiting, representing a large number of industrial suppliers from the region.

From further afield, the show welcomes Lodestone Pacific, a manufacturer of wound component parts based in California. Canada’s MG Chemicals manufacturers chemicals used in the electronics industry. From Taiwan, Hiwin Technology produces linear motion systems, while Furukawa Electric travels from Japan to showcase its cabling range.

Overall, the organisers are expecting around 800 exhibitors, which includes a large number of top UK industrial vendors such as XYZ Machine Tools, Amada, Trumpf, Bystronic and many others. The new three-day format of the show will make it easier for visitors plan their visit. A new internal layout is designed to improve traffic flow through the exhibition and make it easier for visitors to locate what they want quickly. As in previous years, Technology Trails will guide visitors through the three main areas of the show – Manufacturing, Electronics and Automotive/Aerospace – enabling them to meet multi-discipline suppliers from sectors such as Medical, Defence or Contract Electronics.

Admission to Southern Manufacturing along with the seminar programmes is free of charge.