Pentaxia’s project engineer Grace Atkinson reports from the Advanced Engineering Show at the NEC.
Our stand says “We’re on the move” and it certainly felt like we were moving in the right direction at the Advanced Engineering Show on Day One.
Our large stand, made entirely of cardboard boxes, and neatly concealing a private meeting space, towers over our neighbouring stands and is a striking focal point in Hall 3 of the NEC. It’s an unconventional idea, but it’s been a big hit with the many visitors to our stand. It’s really helping us demonstrate that we like a challenge, we love to think differently and we always think big.
Maybe that’s why we’re confident about the future; investing in a new factory, bringing Russ Meddes in as a business development director, driving more collaborations in aerospace, and bracing ourselves for rapid growth.
We’ve been asked a lot while on the stand about scaling up production and everyone has seemed very interested in our plans for more research and development work. There’s even been talk of investing in automation and robotics in the future to meet the demands of the aerospace and rail industries.
Shanta Desai from Nissan was speaking at the show about high volume production of composites and Peter Chivers from CLF TWG and NCC talked about developing technologies for cross-sector demands, which just shows the confidence and growth that’s expected in the market.
It’s all moving forward at an incredible rate, and the atmosphere at the show today is one of real enthusiasm. Now, if I can keep moving in these heels, day two of the show should be just as exciting!