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ja 17 36Northern Manufacturing & Electronics 2017

Northern Manufacturing & Electronics, the North’s industrial technology and engineering show, returns to Manchester’s EventCity on September 27th and 28th for the fifth consecutive year.

The unique event brings together major global hardware manufacturers with some of the region’s top engineering service providers, together making it an event not to be missed. (Read More)


The North-West has the largest concentration of advanced manufacturing and chemicals production in the UK.  Major global manufacturing companies such as BAE Systems, Unilever and Astra-Zeneca are just a few of the well-known names that call the North West home. With process industries such as pharmaceuticals, food & beverage and oil & gas having such a strong presence in the region, engineering for hazardous environments is a subject of keen interest for many of the firms taking part in the show, and even more so for the thousands of visitors expected over the two days.  

One of the key features of Northern Manufacturing & Electronics is the diversity of vendors taking part, which gives the visitor ample opportunity to address multiple sourcing issues in a single visit. Electrical/electronic and mechanical components are well represented at the show, from advanced sensors and custom-made pneumatic components to connectors and fixings. Pressure sensor specialist ESI Technology provides a wide variety of solutions for applications in oil & gas, subsea, aerospace, defence, hydraulics, depth/level, hazardous area, automotive, process & industrial, test calibration and OEM markets.  Mechanical components and systems on show include pneumatic components from Flow Technology, an established manufacturer and supplier of stainless steel and high nickel alloy components to various markets including oil & gas, power, pharmaceutical and hygienic applications.

The Titgemeyer (UK) group specialises in fastening systems used in a wide number of industries. Group company Baker & Finnemore is best known as the manufacturer of the Starlock push-on fastener. Also highlighted at the show will be Titgemeyer’s TIFAS LockBolt and DeltaBolt pin and collar fastening systems. These innovative two-piece fastening systems have proved ideal for structural applications that need vibration proof fasteners with high shear, tensile and clamp strength.

Larger components and hardware on show include vacuum systems from Leybold, offering one of the largest sales and after sales network in the industry. Manufacturing range includes fore & high vacuum pumps, vacuum gauges, leak detecting instruments, flanges, fittings and valves as well complete vacuum solutions. Micronel will showcase a recently launched addition to its range of high-performance radial blowers; its most powerful model yet, the U85MX radial blower, capable of producing up to 16000 pascals of static pressure and up to 1000 litres per minute free blowing airflow all in a package size under 85mm in diameter. igus UK will demonstrate a wide range of cost-effective, lightweight and maintenance-free bearings and cable management systems for a variety of engineering applications. Live demonstrations will include the drylin W curved rail system and Compact Rotation Module.
The show is also an extremely important marketplace for engineering subcontractors, and once again the firms taking part represent a wide spectrum of activities. The comprehensive selection of services on offer include PCB production and contract electronics manufacture from firms such as European Circuits, UK Electronics, LCL Electronics and others, right through to precision engineering and fabrication from firms such as Jenks & Cattell, Orbital Fabrications and The Tube & Bracket Company. Alongside the specialist engineering subcontractors are a number of general engineering service providers, such as MES (NW), which provides electrical and mechanical engineering, machine relocations, bespoke engineering, fabrications and material handling, project management and facilities management. The firm has recently been awarded a five-year facilities management contract with a blue-chip automotive client. Cheshire-based SETA Training & Advisory Services has delivered technical and health & safety training since the year of 1966 to a diverse range of manufacturing, chemical, pharmaceutical, engineering and service organisations across the UK and overseas.

Alongside the show itself, the comprehensive free technical seminar programme makes a welcome return, giving visitors the chance of a break and the opportunity to learn about the latest ideas in manufacturing from acknowledged experts in their respective fields. The topics under review this year include a detailed look at implementing Lean, best practice in world-class manufacturing, CE Marking and the rise of new technologies such as 3D print and the Internet of Things. One session of particular note is an examination of the forthcoming General Data Protection Regulations, which all businesses need to be familiar with ahead of its introduction in April 2018. A detailed list of the sessions is available at

The show is free to enter. EventCity is easily reached by road and offers free on-site car parking for 3,000 cars. Access by public transport from Manchester city centre is also very straightforward. To register online for free tickets simply visit  Visitors can follow all the latest news from the show at, or on its blog page at