Back in October 2020, we reported on the postponement of the biennial co-located events, the Drives & Controls Exhibition, Fluid Power & SystemsAir-Tech, Plant & Asset Management and Smart Industry Expo.

Postponed due to the uncertainty of the COVID-19 pandemic, we were delighted to hear of a successful return for the in-person Drives & Controls exhibition, with nearly all exhibition stands sold out.

With over 13,500 visitors expected, the event showcases the best of British manufacturing and engineering, bringing together the industry to cover critical areas such as energy efficiency, machine safety, drives, motion control, and robotics and automation.

2022 will also see the return of a live ‘Robotic Demonstration Area’, which highlights the fast-growing sector of robotic technology across the industrial landscape. The event will also feature a full conference programme, and EPDTDA and Gambica Pavilions which will focus on automation and the trends affecting manufacturing.

It’s great to hear that so many members of the industry will be getting involved in the Drives & Controls Exhibition. With the COVID-19 pandemic putting a hold on live events until now, we look forward to seeing what we are sure will be an outstanding exhibition in 2022.