MSC to show MACH why engineers should expect more from industrial suppliers

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MSC Industrial Supply Co. UK (MSC), a leading national supplier of metalworking and maintenance, repair and operations (MRO) products and services, is exhibiting at MACH 2022; the UK’s premier event for engineering-based manufacturing technologies, taking place from 4-8 April 2022 at Birmingham’s NEC.

As a supplier of over 120,000 metalworking, safety and MRO products, MSC puts product supply, added-value services and industry-leading engineering support at the heart of its customer service. MSC’s customers benefit from consolidated purchases, access to over 500 industry-leading brands, online purchasing controls and just-in-time delivery.

With solutions designed for specific business needs, MSC helps manufacturers and engineering firms with documented cost savings, apprenticeship consultancy, and proactive change management – all resulting in having more control, as well as time and cost savings.

Located in Hall 6, at position 6-310, MSC’s stand will display a deconstructed aerospace engine. The jet engine assembly showcases the complex mix of product applications from a variety of aerospace-grade alloys that are typically produced by leading aerospace manufacturers in the UK.

Each year, along with supplying products, MSC supports aerospace manufacturers who produce similar components just like these with its engineering expertise. You can expect to learn about the ongoing cost savings and cost down initiatives that MSC deliver year in year out, supporting its customers with their long-term goals.

MSC’s Engineering Team who have a wealth of application expertise will be on the stand throughout the event. Visitors to the stand can expect more than product and price-biased conversations ­– the team will be showcasing real-world examples of how MSC has partnered with manufacturers to improve their processes and manufacturing capabilities, as well as sharing unbiased engineering advice on everything from continuous improvement to cost reduction activities, to providing foundations for the digital shop floor of the future.

MSC sees its role as more than a high-service level distributor of industrial products. That’s why when visitors visit MSC at MACH, they will also learn how its partner, Next Gen Makers, can support engineering and manufacturing businesses on how to better plan for attracting and retaining apprentices.

Completing the stand is MSC’s ControlPoint; an inventory management solution for the consolidated purchase of tooling, PPE and consumables using on-site vending machines. The vending machines allow customers to have 24/7 access to products without having to leave their factory floor. The service also integrates bespoke reporting for accountability, visibility, and control. Visitors to the stand can learn how this increase in visibility and control not only boosts productivity but also reduces cost with a 20-40% reduction in tooling consumption.

Dave Darby, managing director at MSC said: “We are really looking forward to MACH and showcasing why manufacturing and engineering businesses should expect more from their supply partners. A strong partnership should not just be about products and price, a supply partner should be supporting businesses to innovate, become more efficient and ultimately more financially secure, especially during these challenging times.”

Find MSC on Stand 6-310 near the entrance to the Engineering Supply Chain Show.