Process sector gets together to grow the market

GAMBICA, the UK trade association for instrumentation, control, automation and laboratory technology, will host the eleventh edition of the Measurement and Control Information Exchange System (MACIES) event, at the Siemens headquarters in Manchester on March 21, 2014. The informal gathering will review market data, estimate the UK market size for around 40 different product categories and make predictions for the next financial year. 
UK trade association for instrumentation
Companies interested in attending the event can find out more or confirm their presence by contacting Sarah Wicks on 0207 642 8080 or by e-mail at swicks@gambica.org.uk. Tickets to the event are £60 for GAMBICA members and MACIES is still open to non-GAMBICA members for £120.
It represents an excellent opportunity for process industry manufacturers and distributors to objectively analyse and discuss valuable data and look at strategic initiatives to encourage the growth of the processing sector.
Previous discussions at the MACIES gathering have included instrumentation and control products, primarily for the process industries, which includes pressure and level instruments, flowmeters, recorders, analytical instruments, smart positioners, field devices, control systems and infrared temperature measurement. This year also sees the formation of a new collection for gas chromatographs.
“The MACIES event has become a tradition for process companies. It’s an excellent opportunity for well-established businesses to meet fellow industry leaders and for smaller, newer companies to become a part of the community,” enthused Andrew Evans, technical executive at GAMBICA.
“It also gives us a chance to better coordinate our efforts for the next financial year, based on very accurate and insightful industry data. This will help the industry continue to grow in a sustainable, responsible manner.”
“Industry data at the MACIES events has always been invaluable to our company,” explained David Newell, UK managing director of Endress & Hauser. “It is the only reliable source of market data for UK process instrumentation and control equipment. Equivalents are rarely found in other European countries, so we’re very lucky to be part of it.”
GAMBICA operates a range of statistics collection services on behalf of industry and exercises strict confidentiality rules to protect individual company data as well as the availability of the collated data. The information is collected off-site and not shared with any uninvolved GAMBICA employees.

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