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Subcon 2009 - NEC Birmingham

Steelmans enjoyed another successful Subcon Show at the NEC, Birmingham. The exhibition took place between the 9th and 11th of June and attracted 30% more visitors than previous years, 280 exhibitors and created a positive atmosphere of business being done.

Flying in the face of headline stories about a recession in manufacturing, buyers turned up ready to do business and looking for new suppliers. Steelmans welcomed guests to their stand and had the opportunity to meet potential customers with exciting new projects and opportunities. Visitors to the Steelmans stand were met with a range of broaching and cutting tools along with examples of our subcontract services and complete manufacturing solutions.

The total spending power of visitors to the show is said to have came to over £1.8 billion of outsourced work per year, with over half of them directly making purchasing decisions. Also 60% said that they had come specifically to look for new suppliers.

Event Director Jon Hughes said: “Despite the gloomy background this was one of the most successful Subcon shows of the past 20 years. Not only was there a buzz of activity wherever you went, but people were doing real business, sharing drawings and asking for quotes on current projects. We are looking forward to building on this in 2010, adding even more value for our visitors and exhibitors.”

The reputation that Steelmans enjoys as a premier supplier of broaching and cutting tools in the UK is being enhanced each year. "Subcon 2009 gave us an ideal platform to be able to communicate our capabilities to a wider audience and as a result we are now receiving more orders for the manufacture of complete components. This is an area we are keen to expand and with precision machining, broaching and gear cutting all on one site at Manchester we have a distinct advantage over many competitors".

Steelmans will exhibit again in 2010 as Subcon returns to the NEC in June alongside the MACH, Drives & Controls, IFPEX, Plant and Works and Airtech exhibitions.