Fife firms hail success of manufacturing and electronics event

AFTER a successful event last year, which saw a number of Fife businesses return from the Southern Manufacturing & Electronics Conference 2022 with a ‘strong level of positive enquiries’, three Fife businesses have again made the journey south this month to take part in the annual industrial exhibition.

Fife Fabrications (Fifab), Eurospray Ltd, and Quality Precision Electronics (QPE) attended the three-day event, which takes place annually at Farnborough International Exhibition Centre.

Having regularly taken part in the Southern Manufacturing Fife delegation, Fife Fabrications (Fifab) cited the event as a calendar highlight, with MD John Penman stating, “FiFab recently attended Southern Manufacturing 2023. The show was celebrating its 25th anniversary and this was the 19th year FiFab have attended.

“An amazing 650 companies were represented at the show, with thousands of visitors attending over the three days. Once again FiFab had great footfall over the three days with many new contacts made along with a high number of existing customers visiting the stand. We look forward to the 2024 show.”

Eurospray MD Jim Fairnie added, “This is the fourth time Eurospray have exhibited at Southern Manufacturing, booking again for 2024; the event is the perfect opportunity for businesses like ourselves to raise their profile and show what Fife companies have to offer.”

Russell Dillon, MD, QPE, commented, “QPE were delighted to show at Southern Manufacturing for our 3rd year. Once again we have had some good footfall which has resulted in RFQ’S (Request for a Quotation). Fife Council and the trade development programme has once again stepped up and assisted local companies who express an interest in growing their business. We thank them for all of their support on this show and activities through the year.”

Pamela Stevenson, service manager, economic development, business & employability at Fife Council, added, “We want to see our Fife manufacturing and engineering sector, where we have a long history, well represented at this key event. We know this conference produces results, and are always heartened to hear of new positive outcomes.

“Supporting these businesses in attending conferences and exhibitions like these is what our trade development programme is all about – it’s a hugely important support network across the Kingdom.”