THE COUNTDOWN continues ahead of the Manufacturing Solutions Ireland showcase returning to Limerick for the first time since Covid-19.
It has been announced that the expanded two-day event will take place at the TUS campus in Moylish on June 15-16. The last event, in 2019, attracted over 600 people.
Organized by the UK-based Gauge and Tool Makers Association (GTMA) and TUS, this year’s showcase – the first since Brexit – has been extended to include the multi-million dollar manufacturing technology area and the inaugural conference on the digitization of manufacturing.
The traditional manufacturing supply chain roadshow and popular “Meet the Manufacturer” event will remain central elements of the showcase.
The Meet the Manufacture event will provide the means by which leading manufacturers from aerospace, medical and materials processing companies will be available to meet directly with suppliers, manufacturers and service providers in this direct business-to-business matchmaking event.
TUS Chairman Prof Vincent Cunnane says he is delighted that TUS can host the first showcase since Covid.
“TUS is driving development and investment in the Midwest and Midlands, building on our commitment to ensuring that manufacturing in the regions continues to adapt, change and stay at the forefront internationally. Our partners at GTMA bring together all major technology providers within Manufacturing Solutions, so that industry can benefit from the collective knowledge, products and technology,” he said.
The Manufacturing Technology Zone has attracted Irish distributors and international companies such as Mills CNC, Hurco, Wenzel, Werth, Fanuc, Lister Machine Tools, ETG Ireland, Premier Machine Tools and Starrag who will showcase their latest technology and machinery. It is also expected that Starrag will bring a new machine to Manufacturing Solutions 2022 which has not yet been seen in the UK or Ireland.
Julia Moore, CEO of GTMA, said the demand for the return of the Manufacturing Solutions Ireland storefront after a Covid-19-enforced hiatus was huge.
“By bringing together all major technology vendors, the GTMA and TUS provide an ideal channel for technology transfer from specialist vendors to the practical industrial landscape, where its adoption and practical application can be used to gain competitive business advantage. The huge success of previous years has also led to demand for an extended event this year, with an eagerness among attendees to encourage business relations between the UK and Ireland.
The organizers of next month’s showcase say that 150 of the most advanced suppliers of metrology, inspection, machine tools, part holding, cutting tools, CAD/CAM/PLM manufacturing software and of ancillary products and services will also be on display at the roadshow.
For more information or to register to attend the free two-day event, visit manufacturingsolutions.ie. Due to the popularity of the event, reservations are recommended.