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Maintec to spotlight the latest maintenance trends

20 March 2024

Forming part of Smart Manufacturing and Engineering Week this June, Maintec will spotlight the latest technology and will feature an informative range of educational content, with one focus being the continuing evolution of maintenance engineering skill set.

MAINTEC WILL be taking place at the NEC on 5-6 June as part of Smart Manufacturing and Engineering Week 2024. "I think it’s fair to say that Maintec has changed out of all recognition in the last two years," said Jos Diamond, event manager for Maintec, "Bringing the event into Smart Manufacturing and Engineering Week has not only increased the number of visitors coming to the event but it has also placed maintenance engineering and asset management alongside the technologies and issues that are driving the other events such as Smart Factory Expo."

Major tech companies

Smart Manufacturing and Engineering Week attracts some of the largest, most innovative industrial and tech businesses in the world (think Google and IBM as well as Siemens and ABB) and the 2024 event will be no different. Some of the big names confirmed to exhibit at Maintec in 2024 include Amazon RME, Emerson, RS and ERIKS.

As well as the large multinationals there are a host of specialist businesses attending Maintec. Emma Devereux of Maintech Recruitment has an interesting vantage point: "We are seeing a growing demand for maintenance professionals in sectors such as rail, renewables and logistics as well as in the traditional manufacturing businesses," she explained. "There is a skills shortage and in many cases maintenance engineers' skills are cross-transferable, so we help our clients take people from one market and place them into another, or perhaps take someone who has worked in the armed forces with both technical experience and an ability to work under pressure.

"What’s also notable is that maintenance engineers’ skills need to evolve as we see more focus on automation in manufacturing and distribution. Even on the electrical side there is now a need to include electronics and PLCs in the skill set so having Maintec within a wider set of events allows us all to learn about what the coming trends are and what our clients and candidates will be demanding."

Educational content and summits

Maintec will boast its own specifically focused seminar theatre, but visitors can access a number of educational activities during the live events at the NEC. One of the standouts is the Manufacturing Automation and Robotics Summit that covers challenges such as integration complexity, developing a skilled workforce, cost and ROI concerns and regulatory and safety compliance. The full content programme is yet to be announced but you can sign up for alerts or follow the events on social media for the latest updates.

Other co-located events 

A whole host of other activities are taking place during Smart Manufacturing and Engineering Week. Of key importance are the new events that are taking place as part of Smart Manufacturing and Engineering Week for the first time, Fluid Power and Systems, Air-Tech and Drives and Controls. These are closely aligned to Maintec as they bring together key topics and suppliers of state-of-the-art equipment covering critical areas such as energy efficiency, machine safety, drives, motors, motion control, robotics and automation.

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