Messier-Bugatti-Dowty amongst 600 exhibitors looking to build and develop relationships at MACH 2014

World leading aerospace manufacturer to explain its supply chain requirements in seminar

London, UK, 4th April 2014 – Messier-Bugatti-Dowty will outline the opportunities in its supply chain when it opens day four (10th April) of the seminar programme at MACH 2014, the UK’s premier engineering and manufacturing technologies exhibition. The manufacturer joins 600 other technology companies that will use MACH 2014 as a rare opportunity to meet current and future supply chain partners.

The seminar will be led by Pat Thomas, Head of UK Procurement, who will provide an overview of the general supply chain landscape in the aerospace industry, as well as the specific requirements of Messier-Bugatti-Dowty.

With localism back on the manufacturing agenda, companies such as Messier-Bugatti-Dowty are focusing on their relationships within the value chain. However visibility of lower tier suppliers is regularly cited by OEMs as their greatest management challenge by the, often multinational firms at the apex. Generally, there still remains a tendency for manufacturers to talk only to immediate partners. OEMs usually deal direct with their tier one suppliers who in turn manage their suppliers who in turn manage their suppliers and so on.  MACH provides a unique opportunity to nurture existing relationships, as well as build new ones.

“An undervalued aspect of MACH is the opportunity it offers those within the supply chain to strengthen existing relationships,” said Graham Dewhurst, Director General, Manufacturing technologies Association (MTA). “Competition for places in the lower tiers of leading OEMs supply chains is huge and incumbents must prove their value. At MACH they can make their case face-to-face and ease any tensions that may be affecting progress.”

MACH brings together companies from a range of disparate industries, so that they can share ideas and witness innovative machinery in action. At MACH 2012, over 6,000 tonnes of live working machinery was on display, attracting over 21,500 visitors. Based on current projections, these figures are on course to be exceeded in 2014. The event takes place on 7th-11thApril at the National Exhibition Centre (NEC) in Birmingham.

The seminar, entitled ‘Supply chain requirements and opportunities for Messier-Bugatti-Dowty and the aerospace industry,’ will take place at 11:00 on Thursday 10thApril in the theatre, located in the UK Manufacturing Zone. The full seminar programme can be found on our website:


About MACH 2014

MACH was established more than 100 years ago by the Manufacturing Technologies Association (MTA). It is the largest manufacturing event in the UK, attracting in the region of 450 exhibitors and more than 20,000 visitors. Taking place 7-11 April 2014 at the NEC in Birmingham, the biennial exhibition brings together the latest developments and best innovations to come from the manufacturing technologies sectors. New for this year, the UK Manufacturing Zone will showcase blue chip OEMs and tier one manufacturers including Airbus, Messier-Bugatti-Dowty and Rolls Royce. MACH provides manufacturers of all sizes and sectors the chance to network with key clients and prospects, gaining insight into their needs and future vision for the manufacturing supply chain. For more information visit or register your interest here