Three of Fife’s leading manufacturing companies have hailed Southern Manufacturing a success having made new business leads at the event.

Fife Fabrications (FiFab), AGS Electronics, and Reel Services returned this week from a successful trip to Southern Manufacturing, the UK’s largest regional manufacturing technology, electronics and subcontracting exhibition.

  • Fife Fabrications Ltd, based in Glenrothes is one of the most advanced manufacturers of Precision Sheet Metalwork, Electro-mechanical assemblies and Precision Machined Components in the UK;
  • Dunfermline-based AGS Electronic’s capabilities range from Printed Circuit Board layout and design, to hand placement, surface mount and conventional assembly;
  • Reel Service Ltd in Glenrothes has been providing Tape and Reel Services since 1987 and manufactures  standard and custom Carrier Tape.

The three Fife businesses exhibited at the three=day show as a means of generating new business, networking and meeting existing customers. Year on year, Southern Manufacturing has produced significant new sales for FiFab and AGS Electronics with the companies receiving 60 enquiries from the Exhibition over the last three years.  This was the first UK exhibition Reel Service has exhibited at in over 15 years.

 

Alistair Williamson, Director of AGS Electonics said:

 

“Southern Manufacturing is an important exhibition for us.  It offers the opportunity to meet existing customers, network and generate new business leads.

 

“Whilst it’s too soon to talk about new contracts and possible opportunities from this year’s show, we have a number of positive new leads.”

 

Reel Service highlighted the positives to come out of Southern Manufacturing.  Andrew Currie, Project Manager, said:

 

“Reel Service has 160 years combined knowledge of Tape and Reel within the senior management team and Southern Manufacturing provided us with the opportunity to showcase this experience and generate interest from UK markets.

 

“Electronics is booming and we have seen an increase in our manufacturing by over 30%.  We’re looking to develop and grow this and will pursue the leads generated from the show.”

 

All three companies exhibited as part of Fife Council’s Trade Development Programme.  The programme is a popular and effective way for Fife companies to showcase their goods and services and events and trade shown.  Email dorothy.smith@fife.gov.uk to find out more.

 

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