Montreal - All Quebec manufacturers know it. In today’s competitive economy, they need to produce goods more efficiently, reliably and economically. In December 2013, they got a boost from La Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec, the main sponsor of the Québec Manufacturing Fund (QMF), when it announced an injection of $100 million into the fund to help manufacturing companies develop and grow.
Now, the province’s manufacturers can discover the best places to put their investments to profitable use when the Montreal Manufacturing Technology Show (MMTS) 2014 opens its doors May 12-14 at Place Bonaventure, unveiling some of the industry’s most state-of-the-art equipment designed to help manufacturers compete on a global scale.
The technologies, many being introduced to the Quebec market for the first time, cover machine tools, tooling, metalworking, automation, additive manufacturing, design and physical asset management.
Key exhibitors include Elliott Matsuura, Machineries B.V Ltee., Huron Canada, Megatel DMG/Mori Seiki/Ellison Technologies, Haas Automation, AW Miller and Single Source Technologies.
“Quebec manufacturers increasingly have to do more with less,” said Julie Pike, event manager. “This event gives them a sneak peek into the future of manufacturing that’s available now, and the knowledge and tools on how best to incorporate new advancements into their own operations.” She explained that an added bonus is the unprecedented networking and business development opportunities the show delivers.
More than 5,000 people are expected to attend MMTS 2014. It will feature:
- Working demonstrations of technologies on the show floor. Examples of some of the leading solutions being unveiled are: Elliott Matsuura's MX-850, a very flexible axis machine capable of producing a variety of parts used in industries such as aerospace, mould and die, automotive and energy; as well as new Friction Stir Welding technology from FPT Industrie represented by Machinerie B.V Ltee., including machines that have five or more interpolated axes, with rotary tables and workholding systems designed specifically for each application.
- A New Product Program, publicized in advance at www.mmts.ca, that enables attendees to learn about the products being launched at the event before arriving, so they can plan their exhibit visits accordingly.
- Educational and technical sessions, covering topics such as Quebec’s economy and its impact on manufacturing; business growth opportunities; the latest developments in manufacturing; metalworking applications; automation, design and additive manufacturing; continuous improvement; and more.
- A range of networking events, including the MMTS Opening Reception (May 12, 6:00 p.m.) and Quebec Job Shops Night (May 13, 4:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.), the latter of which offers small and medium-sized business owners and employees after-show access to the exhibit floor.
“This is the main event dedicated to the growth and advancement of industry in Quebec,” Pike said. “It’s the number one place Quebec manufacturers can go to find creative solutions for their manufacturing operations.”
MMTS 2014 is produced in partnership with The Canadian Machine Tool Distributors Association (CMTDA), The Canadian Tooling and Machining Association (CTMA) and Manufacturiers et exporateurs du Québec (MEQ), and supported in partnership with Business Information Group (publisher of Machinery & Equipment MRO magazine and mromagazine.com), STIQ and MCI.
For more information or to register for the event, visit www.mmts.ca or call 1-888-322-7333.