Northern Manufacturing & Electronics 2014

The key engineering show for the northern and western regions of the UK, Northern Manufacturing & Electronics 2014 prepares to welcome visitors to Manchester’s 28,000m² EventCity on October 1st and 2nd. With an exhibitor list 20% bigger than last year’s successful show, the event promises to be a busy one for visiting designers and engineers.

With manufacturing industries such as Food & Beverage and PharmiBio so prominent in the North, it’s little surprise that process management and associated systems are well represented at the show. As usual, the exhibitor list features numerous standout names from the world of machinery and industrial equipment. But these are merely the tip of a substantial mass of  component suppliers and top sub-contract providers, spanning nearly every area of industrial endeavour from fabrication to PCB assembly. These will certainly provide plenty of interest for visitors as they work their way through the impressive line-up of components, test equipment and sub-assemblies such as encoders, controllers, drives and sensors of all descriptions.

Just some of the highlights will include Bernstein, which returns for 2014 with its array of machine safety sensors, and Tapeswitch UK with its selection of safety mats, edge detection and ribbon switches. Oerlikon Leybold Vacuum UK will present a range of leak detection and vacuum-related instrumentation. Labfacility provides specialist temperature sensors; Ametek Solartron Metrology supplies precision linear measurement instrumentation, alongside some of the most illustrious names from the metrology world, including Nikon and Faro Technologies. Olympus will demonstrate its range of industrial endoscopes. Renishaw returns once more with its large selection of measurement systems.

Itron (UK) shows examples from its broad portfolio of EMC-resistant glass products. Pacer will promote its extensive range of displays, LEDs, sensors and optoelectronic components. The Midas Group exhibits for the first time at Northern 2014, with over 230 different products and solutions on display, representing its entire product collection including sunlight readable TFTs, VA technology LCDs, high resolution graphic LCDs, RGB OLEDs, new ultrasonic sensor ranges, and much more.

LEMO will showcase its most recently launched sub-miniature connectors at Northern 2014. DMS technologies will be displaying a variety of unique battery packs, demonstrating its capability with a variety of technologies for example Sealed Lead Acid, NiMH, NiCd and Lithium. There are also a number of firms exhibiting custom enclosures, including i4Innovation and Fibox. 

Northern Manufacturing & Electronics is also a excellent place to acquire new knowledge, thanks to the ever-popular free technical seminar programme that runs over both days of the show. A collection of one-hour sessions provided by notable authorities in their particular areas touches on a wide range of technical and operational topics such as Lean, CE Marking, product development and marketing.

Sub-contract services are well represented, across the entire spectrum from precision machining to electronics assembly. Notable names include DJJ Precision Engineering, Orbital Fabrications, Jenks & Cattell, Serious Engineering, Dawson Precision Components, Eurotech Group, LCL Electronics, Datalink Electronics and many others.

Admission to Northern Manufacturing & Electronics 2014 is free to business visitors, and EventCity offers 3000 free on-site car parking spaces, with easy accessibility by road or public transport. To register online for free tickets simply visit or call 01784 880 890. Visitors can follow all the latest news from the show at, or on its blog  at or by following @industry_co_uk #northmanf on Twitter

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