MAN sets its sights on another bumper Southern Manufacturing and Electronics

By Made in the Midlands News
schedule14th Feb 12

 A unique approach to delivering global manufacturing solutions is heading to Southern Manufacturing this week hoping to build on a successful first appearance last year

The Midlands Assembly Network (MAN), which offers technical excellence in every aspect of mechanical, electrical and electronic engineering processes, secured more than 50 leads and £1m of new orders after making its debut in 2011.

 The group of ten world class sub-contract manufacturers believe this event may be even bigger, with the launch of a brand new exhibition stand (Q24) and marketing material that illustrates growth into key sectors, including automotive, aerospace, medical and renewables.

 “There is nothing like MAN anywhere in Europe and we want to take this unique approach to a whole new audience who may not know about us,” explained Gerry Dunne, Chairman of MAN. 

“The beauty of our offer is that clients can choose exactly the number of members they need to complete the project...this could be one, two, three or even the entire group. Taking this approach has already helped many of our customers save money, launch new products and meet stringent quality guidelines.” 

He continued: “We already know ten potential clients will be there as they’ve requested meetings with us. It appears that in today’s tough climate, more and more companies are looking for new ways of working with their suppliers and our single-source solution appears very popular.”

The Midlands Assembly Network is made of ten members, including Advanced Chemical Etching, Alucast, Barkley Plastics, Brandauer, FW Cables, Lightning Aerospace, PP Electrical Systems, SMT Developments, Westley Engineering and Wrekin Circuits.

Together, they employ nearly 800 people across eleven factories and turnover a combined £70m, with 30% of components going overseas.

Some of the group’s main achievements this year include making parts for the Olympic Torch, ground-breaking work on an alternative fuel cell and repatriating more than £3m automotive and aerospace work to the UK.

For further information, please contact 0845 034 6676, visit and follow @man_group_ on twitter. The collective will be exhibiting at Southern Manufacturing and Electronics 2012 on Stand Q24

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