Manufacturing Solutions 2018, hosted by GTMA and LIT, returns to the Limerick Institute of Technology this June, and is set to break all previous records with the number of exhibitors increasing by 25%.
The tool technologies trade association hosted the first ever manufacturing supply chain roadshow outside of the UK in association with LIT in 2017, with the largest ever number of people in the 75 year history of the GTMA in attendance.
Manufacturing Solutions 2018 promises to surpass the success of the 2017 event, as all exhibition spaces for 2018 were sold out by the end of last year.
In total more than 100 of the most advanced providers of metrology, inspection, machine tools, work holding, cutting tools, and Cad/Cam/PLM manufacturing software and ancillary products and services will be exhibiting in LIT’s Moylish Campus on Wednesday 13 June as part of Manufacturing Solutions 2018.
New sponsors, Shannon IASC and Cook Medical, and supporters have also come on board for an event that has proven to be a conduit for creating closer relations and profitable opportunities between companies in the UK and Ireland, as well as introducing customers and suppliers to each other.
Presentations from leading industrialists and keynote speakers will focus on lean, medical and aerospace, with time allocated for question and answer sessions.
GTMA Chief Executive Officer, Julia Moore, said “Last year when we brought Manufacturing Solutions to LIT we were very aware of the importance of creating strong working relationships between Irish and UK companies post Brexit, but what we achieved far surpassed those hopes".
“On the back of that successful event, and with the continuous expansion of the manufacturing industry in the Mid West of Ireland, it does not surprise us that this year’s event is growing beyond anything we could have envisaged 12 months ago".
LIT President Professor Vincent Cunanne said, “It is fitting that GTMA and LIT continue this successful relationship and bring Manufacturing Solutions 2018 back to Limerick. The Mid West region is central in the Irish manufacturing sector, and has been for much of the history of the state".
“LIT plays a leading role in ensuring that manufacturing in this region continues to have the ability to adapt and to change and remain at the cutting edge when it comes to technology. Meanwhile GTMA brings all the leading technology suppliers together, so that industry can also benefit from their knowledge, products and technology.”
“LIT is therefore delighted to be part of this event that not only allows us to build strong partnerships but facilitates an exchange of ideas,” added Prof Cunnane.
Manufacturing Solutions 2018 is also supported by Enterprise Ireland, Fáilte Ireland, Limerick Chamber, Shannon Chamber and Regional Skills.
The event will take place in LIT, Moylish Campus on Wednesday 13 June 2018 from 8.30am to 5pm.
For more information and to register for the showcase, please visit www.manufacturingsolutions.ie.