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Big names line up for the Drives & Controls Show

15 November, 2007

The forthcoming Drives & Controls exhibition at the Birmingham NEC is shaping up to be one of the most important events for the UK automation and manufacturing sector for many years. Already, some of the biggest names in the sector have signed up to exhibit at the show – including several that haven’t taken part in UK trade shows for many years.

Drives 2006 show

The line-up for the show, which takes place from 22–24 April 2008, already includes (in alphabetical order): Baumuller, Berger Lahr, Bodine, Bonfiglioli, Brook Crompton, Centa Transmissions, Control Techniques, Danfoss, Eldon, Gates, Gefran SIEI, Hansen Transmissions, Heidenhain, Hitachi, HMK, JVL, Kenworth, Lafert Electric Motors, Leroy Somer, Linak, Megadyne, Motion Drives and Controls, Oriental Motors, Parvalux, Pffaf, Red Lion, Rittal, SEW Eurodrive, Siemens, Steute, Stromag, WEG Electric Motors, and Weidmuller. Others are signing up almost daily.

The Drives show will be part of a larger engineering and manufacturing event that will include: the MACH machine tool and manufacturing show; the Electrex electrical engineering show; the IFPEX international fluid power event; the new Plant and Works Exhibition; the Subcon sub-contracting show; and the Air-Tech compressed air and pneumatics exhibition.

Together, these shows are expected to draw well over 40,000 visitors, making the event the most important meeting place for British manufacturing industry and engineering during 2008. A stimulating programme of seminars and conferences is being drawn up to run alongside the shows.

For more information on the Drives & Controls Exhibition, visit If you are interested in exhibiting at the show, please contact Doug Devlin on 01922 644766.

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