Search firm Collingwood will be attending the co-located Drives & Controls, Smart Industry Expo, Fluid Power & Systems, Plant & Asset Management and Air-Tech Exhibitions at the Birmingham NEC on the 10th-12th April.
Collingwood has a deep expertise and successful track record of conducting searches in the smart building, industrial and grid sectors.
Given the growth of the smart manufacturing, the NEC event is bigger than ever with Schneider Electric doubling and Phoenix Contact quadrupling their stand space. They will be joined by new attendees Festo and the likes of Harting, Panduit, Riello UPS, Fluke, Leuze, Lutz, Weidmuller, Phoenix Contact and B&R.
Technology search consultant Jeanette Bodkin has completed six high profile placements in smart buildings, industry and SCADA sectors in recent months. Her colleague Mark Goldsmith, who leads the built environment practice, has enjoyed recent successes in sourcing director-level leaders for the utility infrastructure and installations sector. View our case studies here.
The 2018 co-location will be at least 1000m2 bigger than the 2016 exhibition. The entrance to the Smart Industry Expo will be dominated by a double-stand occupied by Schneider Electric, covering around 150m2 – twice the area that the company had at the previous Drives show in 2016. Another exhibitor transferring to the new event is the sensor-maker ifm electronic, which has also increased its stand space, by 20m2. The Smart Industry Expo has also attracted Festo (which has not appeared at the Drives Show for many years), as well as other well-known names such as Universal Robots, Harting, Panduit, Sigmatek, Senseye, Codra, Exor and Applied Automation. Smart Industry Expo will be one of the UK’s most comprehensive dedicated events focusing on the Fourth Industrial Revolution and transforming to a smart manufacturing era.