MMMA village at MACH 2024 hailed a huge success

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The MMMA Metalworking Village at MACH 2024 has been hailed as a "resounding success" as the MMMA invited visitors to come and engage with members and that’s exactly what they did in great numbers.

Featuring over 20 member companies displaying a variety of Leading edge Technologies within the sheetmetal, metal forming and fabrication sectors of UK manufacturing.

Member companies included Press Form, Midland Power Press, Presscare,  Bruderer UK, Schuler Presses, Worcester Presses, Decade Monitoring, Oerlikon Balzers, Group Rhodes, AIDA, TMA Engineering, Industrial Clutch, Press Techniques, Phoenix Tooling & Development, Bihler, Formit, Sheetmetal Industries, Kaller Barnes Group, Costa levigatrici, GE Machinery. Sigmanest Europe, Faccin Group Qualimach, OSA Systems, Worcester Presses. Cidan Machinery UK.

The MMMA said that it would like to thank and congratulate the MTA MACH team for fantastic exhibition the best one yet based on the following points:

  • Attention to detail, in particular the layout and look of the MMMA Metalworking Village
  • Organisation of not only the show but set up and break down
  • General Foot fall, very good compared to other Mach's aligned and bettered to that of other Euro shows of similar sector. 
  • Marketing both before during and after 
  • We all certainly showed the world the UK is well a truly open and Manufacturing is alive.

Mark Duncan, UK sales manager, Kaller UK, said: "Mach 2024 has been a highly successful exhibition for KALLER UK. The MMMA village fosters an environment which allows our customers and potential customers visiting MACH to focus on our industry. MACH 2024 allows KALLER brand exposure, along with the MMMA village attracting quality visitors to our stand.

"It was valuable opportunity to promote KALLER ToolMind, our wireless Gas Spring monitoring system, ToolMind generated much interest from customers wishing to minimise press downtime and scrap."

Worcester Presses MD Russel Harthill said: "Mach 2024 surpassed expectations for Worcester Presses with Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday being the main days. The biggest surprise was how good Monday and Friday turned out with the halls not as busy on these days, however enquiry quality was excellent. Overall, Mach 2024 was a resounding success for Worcester Presses. The event exceeded all expectations, with each day bringing new opportunities for growth and networking."

Martin Mulvey MD Phoenix Tooling, said: "Our experience of exhibiting at MACH24 under the umbrella of the MMMA and the Metalworking Village has been nothing short of fantastic. The investments we made in preparation for the show have truly paid off and have proven to be hugely beneficial to our business.

"One of the most rewarding aspects of participating in MACH24 has been the opportunity to meet and connect with new and existing contacts. The networking opportunities provided by the show have been phenomenal, and we have made some truly inspiring connections. From industry leaders to potential customers.

"MACH24 has also provided us with a platform to showcase our capabilities and expertise to a larger audience. The exposure we have gained through the show has helped to raise our profile within the industry and has opened new doors for potential collaborations and partnerships.

"Overall, our experience at MACH24 has been extremely positive."

Mark Crawford service manager at Bruderer UK, said: “It was a pleasure for Bruderer UK as always, to participate in this years MACH2024 show, as part of the MMMA Metalworking Village, the biggest yet, which was an overall resounding success! Organisation of the show and the effort put in from fellow members of the MMMA was nothing short of excellent.

"For Bruderer UK, we received a huge amount interest and enquiries for our products and services from contacts new and old, and we look forward to reaping the benefits of being part of the UK’s premier manufacturing event.

"Thank you to everyone for taking time to visit us, and supporting UK Manufacturing, which is well and truly alive and kicking."

Mark Ridgway OBE DL, CEO Group Rhodes Limited, said: "MACH 24 was a resounding success for Group Rhodes, and a fitting celebration of it's 200th anniversary year! With footfall and enquiries back to pre-pandemic levels, activity rates were high, and it was great to see an increasing number of metal forming companies in the MMMA village.

"We look forward to MACH 26, and a renewed opportunity to show our internationally leading technologies across a wide range of metal forming disciplines."

A young engineers view of MACH 2024 was also given by recently qualified toolmaker Sam Greensill.

He said: “I was simply blown away by the sheer size and diversity of the show. Despite it being my first year there (hopefully not my last), I thought the event overall showcased not only the incredible prowess British engineering has, but how it is developing in so many new ways. 

Overall, I took away from the show that engineering in Britain is not declining but developing and growing; making me personally proud to be a part of.”

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