March 2018

NEWS FEATURES REVIEWS CASE STUDIES APPLICATION STORIES PRODUCTS Manufacturing and export order books remain well above their long run average, according to a CBI survey. Manufacturing output growth remains robust The voice of industry since 1981 Output grew at a healthy pace in the three months to February, according to the latest monthly CBI Industrial Trends Survey. Growth was broad- based with output growing in 16 out of 17 sub-sectors with growth predominantly driven by Food, Drink and Tobacco, and Motor Vehicle and Transport Equipment sub-sectors. Respondents anticipate that output growth will slow a little over the next three months, broadly matching the pace seen in September and October last year.… Continues on page 6 Plant & Works Engineering March 2018 Issue no. 424 Plant & Asset Management Exhibition Preview The biennial co-located events; Plant & Asset Management, Drives & Controls, Smart Industry Expo, Fluid Power & Systems, and Air-Tech Exhibitions – are once again set to return to Birmingham’s NEC (Halls 8, 9 and 10) from 10th -12th April 2018, alongside MACH 2018. labolG nisredaeL BlairtudnI s , srelio . TheExhibition forHydraulics& Pneumatics Industries FLUID POWER & SYSTEMS 2018 8 COMPRESSEDAIR • VACUUM • GENERATORS 2018 EXHIBITION AIR-TECH