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About Air-Tech


What's in store for 2024!

Air-Tech is the UK’s only dedicated exhibition for the compressed air, generators and vacuum market. It highlights the very latest in air compression and related technology from companies from around the globe. 

It is an ideal opportunity to engage with manufacturers, distributors and end users alike, and to gain impartial advice about legislation, standards and technical issues.

Are you curious about what exciting developments are in store for the Air-Tech Exhibition at M&E Week 2024? Wonder no more! Join us as we dive into a sneak peek of what's coming up in June 2024.

In this exclusive interview, Aaron Blutstein sits down with Haf Cennydd, the portfolio director at Nineteen Group, the driving force behind Manufacturing & Engineering Week

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Air-Tech equipment and solutions on display include:

  • Accumulators, actuators, air delivery systems and air motors.
  • Compressors, cooler tools and cylinders.
  • Vacuum systems and generators.
  • Displays & meters.
  • Filters, fittings, heat exchangers and hoses.
  • Instruments, lubricators, manifolds and mobile compressors.
  • Pumps, regulators, sensors, software and valves.

What's new for 2024?

Under new Management

Nineteen Group are pleased to have acquired Air-Tech and its sister events - Drives and Controls and Fluid Power & Systems which fit perfectly with the rest of their rapidly growing manufacturing portfolio.

New dates 

Air-Tech and its sister events will move to a new June date line at the NEC in Birmingham to be part of Manufacturing & Engineering Week, running alongside other leading events in the industrial sector.

Increased footfall

Now part of Manufacturing & Engineering Week benefit from increased visitor cross over from co-located events - Design & Engineering Expo, Smart Factory Expo and Maintec taking place at the same place and time.

Long term partnership

We have a long term partnership in place with DFA Media's Drives & Controls and Hydraulics and Pneumatics Magazines who will provide exhibitors with continued coverage and exposure before during and after the event.

Investment in marketing

We have invested heavily in marketing to ensure our campaigns reach a wide but targeted audience with promotional activity arranged with a number of key media publications and association partners.

Creative brand update

We have spent months speaking to the market to make sure the event reflects the needs of the industry and feedback led us to undertake a brand update to give the website and creatives a fresh new look.

New content programme

We will be launching new content theatres featuring the very best speakers from around the world. The FREE technical seminars will offer expert insight and practical advice on the issues that affect you the most.

Advisory Council

We have access to an esteemed panel of experts on the Manufacturing & Engineering Week Advisory council chaired by Stephen Phipson CBE
CEO of Makeuk. These experts meet regularly to help steer the educational content.

Featured Events Alongside Air-Tech

Drives & Controls

Drives & Controls

Drives & Controls brings together key suppliers of state-of-the-art equipment representing the multi-tasking culture of today’s design engineer, covering critical areas such as energy efficiency, machine safety, drives, motion control, robotics and automation plus much more, all under one roof.  It has been the voice of the industry since 1991!


Fluid Power & Systems

Fluid Power & Systems

Supported by the British Fluid Power Association (BFPA), Fluid Power & Systems, is the only UK exhibition focused on hydraulic and pneumatic equipment for the industrial and mobile markets, together with products that facilitate better electro-mechanic system design and application for improved process automation, control, monitoring and analytics. 


New: Part of Manufacturing & Engineering Week


New date line in 2024

If you’ve been involved with Air-Tech over the years, you are going to notice a big change in 2024. The event is moving date to be part of a wider series of manufacturing and engineering shows that create a one-stop-shop for the entire industry. 


Get involved

Air-Tech and its sister events Drives & Controls and Fluid Power & Systems will move and become part of Manufacturing and Engineering Week 2024, celebrating the best in UK manufacturing and engineering excellence and innovation.


Co-located Events

Register your interest here