The Drives & Controls Exhibition will now take place from 5th – 7th April 2022, alongside the MACH Exhibition. The reschedule also applies to the co-located events – Fluid Power & Systems, Air-Tech, Plant & Asset Management and Smart Industry Expo.

We reported on the original postponement, which saw the show slip to January next year. However, with the continued uncertainty about physical events and when they may be allowed again has led the organizers, DFA Media, to make the decision to postpone to 2022.

Announcing the reschedule, DFA’s event director Ian Atkinson said: “The health and wellbeing of all our exhibitors, contractors and visitors (many of whom face travel restrictions) has to be our top priority. Therefore, as a consequence of the continued global situation, the social distancing restrictions and the requirements of our exhibitors, we have taken the decision to postpone the events until April 2022.”

Although it’s sad to see that Drives and Controls won’t go ahead in January, it’s clear to see this has been a hard decision for DFA Media and that this move will allow them to host what we are sure will be an outstanding exhibition in 2022.