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April 2022 manufacturing extravaganza 85% sold out

April 2022 manufacturing extravaganza 85% sold out

The biennial co-located events – Drives and Controls, Smart Industry Expo, Fluid Power and Systems, Plant and Asset Management, and Air-Tech Exhibitions – are once again set to return to Birmingham’s NEC between the 5-7 April 2022.

Already 85% sold out, reflecting the positive manufacturing and engineering sectors, Drives and Controls Exhibition 2022 will once again bring together key suppliers of state-of-the-art equipment representing the multi-tasking culture of today’s design engineer, covering critical areas such as energy efficiency, machine safety, drives, motion control, robotics and automation plus much more, all under one roof. With the advent of the smart factory, Drives and Controls Exhibition 2022 is an essential source of technological and engineering information and is fully supported by Gambica and EPTDA.

Returning exhibitors include Beckhoff, B&R, Rittal, Weidmuller, Mitsubishi Electric, Radwell, Bosch Rexroth, Elmo Motion Control, Binder, Carlo Gavazzi, Eaton Electric, Finder, Harting, Hepco, HMS Industrial, Leuze Electronic, Control Techniques/Nidec Industrial Automation, Omron, Pilz Automation Technology, Renold, plus many more. Newly confirmed exhibitors include EMAS Electric UK, M Buttkereit, Weg, Idem Safety, and Applied Integration. For the latest exhibitor updates and a full exhibitor list please visit:

Complementing the Drives and Controls Exhibition is the now firmly established Smart Industry Expo, where visitors will have the ideal opportunity to learn about digitalisation and how to prepare and implement a strategy in this smart era as well as being able to discuss a wide range of issues from components to Predictive Maintenance 4.0, Logistics 4.0, and smart grid technologies amongst others. Other areas covered include: components for IT-based automation solutions that will bring fundamental change to all in-factory processes, IT security, as well as smart technologies that manage and coordinate power, gas and heat networks so that capacity can be balanced and optimally deployed across the entire energy system – integrated energy, plus much more.

New for 2022 is the significant announcement that the Manufacturing Technologies Centre (MTC) has confirmed a 100m2 pavilion within Drives & Controls and Smart Industry Expo where it will be joined by its members.

The MTC was established in 2010 as an independent research & technology organisation with the objective of bridging the gap between academia and industry. Its role has also increased to cover not only R&D but also training, advanced manufacturing management and factory design and it now has over 700 employees working with it. The MTC has helped hundreds of companies across a range of industries and over 100 of them have become members of the MTC. Its presence at Smart Industry Expo and Drives & Controls highlights the importance that the MTC attributes to these key sectors.

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