MMMA ‘Metalworking’ Village at MACH hailed outstanding success

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The MMMA ‘Metalworking’ Village at MACH 2022 last month has been hailed as an "outstanding success" by the association.

Visitors to the Village were able to see many working presses and associated technologies for the metalworking sector with members and visitors,  keen to discuss potential projects etc. All exhibitors were pleasantly surprised at the footfall, from Monday morning onwards it was better than expected.

The MMMA continued: "During the week, many members recorded orders, plus good quality enquiries from New and existing customers. MACH 2022 provided the perfect opportunity to demonstrate new technologies and services.

"Alongside of our members having a terrific exhibition the MMMA Coffee lounge, the  main hub of the Village was busy with enquiries from companies wishing to explore more the possibility of becoming a member and how it could benefit their company."

Group Rhodes CEO Mark Ridgeway CEO said: "It was great to be back at the NEC for a MACH show and to interact directly with our customer base. The importance of face to face contact early in the sales cycle cannot be over emphasised."

Press Form Machinery MD Andrew Meachen said: "Press-Form Machinery felt Mach 2022 was a huge success. There was a great crowd of people across all 5 days, with interest in our entire product range from new and existing customers.

The exhibition was the perfect opportunity for Press-Form to introduce our new agency Zani Presse and also showcase some new equipment from Haeger and Virtek.”

Bruderer UK MD Adrian Haller said the company had a very good show at MACH 2022 and added: "From our point of view the MMMA metal working village was great success. It was clearly marked and foot fall was good! we had over a 100 good enquires and saw a lot of old and new faces a welcome relief to have face to face meetings and discuss future and positive stories.

"If we were to be truthfully honest, we would like a more prominent position within the whole of the show from the Metalworking village point of view where all hall numbers are the same for all the stands added to this we would require to be on the main walk way or nearer the main entrance.

"We will be coming again in 2024 and preparation for the stand design has already started as we feel this is platform to showcase what’s new and our technical capabilities is absolutely paramount for the UK manufacturing sector and indeed wider audiences."