As excitement mounts for MACH 2014 the latest news is that World land speed record holder and Project Director for the Bloodhound Supersonic Car (SSC) Richard Noble OBE will be on the start line to open the Exhibition.
Bloodhound has long been on the floor plan but the announcement that Richard will be opening the event is great news. Many MACH Exhibitors are involved with the Bloodhound SSC project and MACH 2014 is the third time that the team themselves will be at the Show.
Graham Dewhurst, Director General of the MTA which owns and runs MACH 2014, said: “MACH 2014 and Bloodhound are obvious partners. MACH 2014 is the only place to see the full scope of the UK’s advanced engineering supply chain all in one place from household name OEMs (original equipment manufacturers) like Rolls Royce and Airbus, through to the companies that make the machine tools with which manufacturing begins.
“Education and training is an ever more important part of what MACH is about and Bloodhound is uniquely placed to enthuse young people about an engineering career. The project is a mainstay of our Education and Training Zone and is always very popular. We’re delighted that Richard has agreed to open the Exhibition and give our visitors an insight into what it’s like not just to go faster than the speed of sound but to put together one of this generation’s most inspiring engineering projects.”
Richard Noble OBE said:
“MACH 2014 is a showcase of the very best from the world of engineering, it enables all parts of the supply chain to come together, share ideas and demonstrate what can be achieved here in the UK.
The event also provides a great opportunity for the next generation of engineers to find out more about the industry and the opportunities available to them.
It’s great to be part of MACH again and the BLOODHOUND Team is looking forward to April.”
The Opening Ceremony for MACH 2014 will be held at 11:00am, Monday, 7th April at the Entrance to Hall 5 at the NEC.
The Exhibition itself will actually open for business at 9:30am on 7th April.