SouthMACH show to boost Canterbury confidence
DESPITE the challenging events of the past six months, SouthMACH 11, the engineering, manufacturing and machine technology show, is looking like it will be bigger and better than ever. SouthMACH 11 will display the latest machinery, tools and equipment to South Island manufacturers and engineers.
“The machines and the technology are back,” says exhibition director Rachel Hobbs-Price, “along with 80 of New Zealand’s top suppliers. Together we have created a major South Island trade show that will stimulate business and reinforce a positive outlook for South Island manufacturers and engineers.”
Machinery, equipment and manufacturing technology suppliers from all over New Zealand and Australia will be showing, demonstrating and discussing the latest technology at SouthMACH 11.
This year visitors will also have access to a number of exhibitor workshops and industry seminars. SouthMACH 11 has joined forces with NZMEA (New Zealand Manufacturers and Exporters Association) to deliver a high quality seminar programme.  In addition to the NZMEA seminars, exhibitors are also running workshops and seminars to demonstrate solutions.
“Trade shows like SouthMACH help raise the profile of manufacturing in New Zealand and aid companies’ to maintain and improve competitiveness,” says Hobbs-Price. “Efficient and productive manufacturing depends on having reliable and up to date information about processes, machinery, tools, equipment, as well as the factors affecting national and international markets.” 
“One of our exhibitors, HTC Specialised Tooling on stand 22, will display a selection of its range including Durapac hydraulic tools, load skates, lever hoists and much more.
“Metal Spray Solutions on stand 14 will demonstrate their latest products including thermal spray equipment and specialised welding products.
“Revolution Precision Machinery on stand 2, supplies a full range of engineering technology products to engineers. They will be demonstrating new quality machine tools and CNC systems. Three experienced engineers provide local support for training, product operation and maintenance and will be available to discuss your needs.
“FW CAVE on stand 106 are situated in the workplace safety corner at SouthMACH and will be displaying their latest lockout and tag out systems that block the flow of energy from a machine’s power source so the equipment cannot start unexpectedly. For safety solutions on the job, the Safety Corner at SouthMACH 11 is a must to visit,” says Hobbs-Price.
For more information, to view the latest exhibitor list, or to register to visit or exhibit at SouthMACH 2011, visit SouthMACH 11 presents 50,000 square feet of products and services and is being held at the CBS Arena in Christchurch on the 17th  and 18th  of August. •


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