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An Introduction to Southern Manufacturing 2018

Southern Manufacturing is the United Kingdom’s largest regional manufacturing, technology and sub-contracting exhibition and is set to take place between the 6th-8th February at the custom-built FIVE complex in Farnborough.

The exhibition regularly attracts the brightest and the best that Britain’s thriving electronic manufacturing sector has to offer. Last year’s event saw around 8,000 people attend and organisers are expecting a similar number this time around. With many of them on the hunt find new production, prototyping and design partners, Southern will once again be a key date in the calendar for everybody involved with the industry.

As well as giving people the chance to talk to CEMs, Southern also plays host to a series of technical seminars, training programmes and demonstrations that have become an integral part of the show. This year, topics include artificial intelligence in the workplace, 3D printing and lean concepts in a manufacturing business environment.

DJ Assembly at Southern Manufacturing 2018

After a successful time last year, we are pleased to announce that we will once again be making the trip down to Farnborough to exhibit at Southern Manufacturing 2018 (Stand H65).

Members of the DJ team, including both sales support and production staff, will be on hand throughout the event, showcasing our previous work with leading British OEMs and electronic designers.

By making time to speak to one of our company representatives, you will find out how DJ Assembly can help nurture your latest project from its infancy all the way through to prototyping and full manufacturing runs. This holistic and specialist approach has seen us become a leading name in new product development.

In the past year, we have been working alongside a world-leading British academic institution to manufacture a ground-breaking piece of medical equipment that could dramatically improve our understanding of neurological conditions. Also, recently, we have helped produce innovative deep-sea research tools, high-tech optical equipment and a brand-new fire suppression safety system, further cementing our reputation as a high-quality electronic manufacturing service provider.

Whatever your idea, we have the facilities and expertise to help you turn your latest project into a world-changing reality.

So, what would you like us to design, test and create next?

Book an Appointment

With around 8,000 people expected to head through FIVE’s doors during Southern Manufacturing, we would advise everybody that would like to speak to our representatives to book an appointment in advance.

To do so, you can:

How to get to Southern Manufacturing

By Road

FIVE is located to the south-west of Farnborough town centre and is just minutes away from the M3 motorway that connects London and the M25 with Southampton. If you are arriving by car and heading along the M3, exit via Junction 4 for the A331 and follow signs for FIVE/Exhibition Centre.

An alternative way of reaching the venue is via the A31. If heading this way, leave the A31 for the A331 and you should pick up signs for FIVE and the Exhibition Centre once you have passed through Aldershot.

If you are relying on a SatNav, the postcode you will need is GU14 6TQ, which should take you straight to the exhibition centre’s main entrance on Aerospace Boulevard.

All visitors should enter through Gate F. From there, you will be directed to the nearest available parking area.

By Rail

There are a number of train station nearby that provide quick and easy transport links to FIVE.

North Camp, on the North Downs Line, is the closest station to the venue and is serviced by trains to and from Reading and Redhill. A complimentary coach service will be in operation from

will be running between North Camp station and FIVE.

Frimley, Farnborough Main and Aldershot are also close by and can quite easily be used by commuters heading to Southern.

For up-to-date timetables, please visit National Rail’s website.

By Bus

If departing from Farnborough town centre, attendees can use the bus to get to FIVE. The number 42 service, operated by Stagecoach, departs from Kingsmead (located next to The Meads shopping centre) and stops at Cottesmore Place, which is a few minute’s walk from the main entrance.

By Foot or Bike

You can also get to the venue by bike, bus or foot. Both Farnborough Road (A325) and Aerospace Boulevard have footways alongside the road that provides access to the exhibition’s main entry points.

There are also a number of cycle routes. However, these do not run all the way to FIVE and as such, cyclists will also need to ride on public roads for some of the journey. If attending Southern Manufacturing on a bike, please take this into consideration.

To download and print FIVE’s official travel guide, click here.

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