Firms manufacture new business at exhibition

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Three of Fife’s leading manufacturing businesses have hailed Southern Manufacturing a success having generated new business leads.

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

FiFe Fabrications Limited is based in Glenrothes, and is one of the most advanced manufacturers of Precision Sheet Metalwork, Electro-mechanical assemblies and Precision Machined Components in the UK;

Reel Service Ltd, also based in Glenrothes, specialises in Tape and Reel Service and manufacture of standard and custom Carrier Tape.

Dunfermline-based AGS’s capabilities range from PCB layout and design, to hand placement, surface mount and conventional assembly;

The Fife-based 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 over 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.

Alistar Williamson, director of AGS Electronics, 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 leads.”

Reel Service highlighted the positives to come out of Southern Manufacturing.

Andrew Currie, project manager of Reel Service said: “Reel Service has 160 years combined knowledge of Tape and Real 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 per cent. We’re looking to develop and grow this and will pursue the leads generated from the show.”