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12 - 15 September 2023

Excel - London

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Manufacturing Hub

Manufacturing Hub

The manufacturing industry is a key part of the UK and world economy. UK manufacturing currently employs 2.6 million people, accounts for 44% of total exports and represents 70% of business research and development.

DSEI’s Manufacturing Hub supports UK manufacturers to break into the defence sector and strengthen their relationships within this industry, including with prime contractors who rely on skills and technology to deliver complex equipment programmes.


  • CAD/CAM Software
  • Electronic Components
  • Additive Manufacturing 
  • Turning, Milling and Machining 
  • Ceramics
  • Hybrid Manufacturers 
  • Consultancy Services 
  • Connectors and Cables
  • Electronics 
  • Composites
  • High Precision Press & Mould Tool Components

The Manufacturing Theatre

The Manufacturing Theatre enables demonstrations of the latest developments in supply chain management at every point along its lifecycle. Manufacturing Hub exhibitors will offer insight into their products and services, and how they have adapted for the defence and security sectors. The programme provides a platform for industry partners to share their latest innovations and developments relating to design, production and delivery.

In the wake of COVID-19, which had a profound impact on the global supply chain, in 2021 there was particular emphasis on resiliency and recovery. This applies both to the infrastructure of production, and the maintenance of operational capabilities. The programme also looked at the importance of design, and how the development of design processes can significantly improve production quality and equipment performance.

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Interview with Kromek

4,000+ system engineers/designers visited DSEI in 2019

500+ pre-scheduled meetings between SMEs & Prime contractors took place at DSEI 2019

89% of exhibitors made high quality connections at DSEI 2019

  • The Manufacturing Hub was ideal for a first time exhibitor. The location is nice because of the hospitality and space around it and helpful because it is right beside the supply chain lounge. We will definitely consider coming back.
    David Hobbs
    Managing Director, Elite EMC Ltd.
  • It is perfect for an introduction and having access to the supply chain lounge has allowed us to make good contacts.
    Matthew Jordan
    Business Development Manager, Heico Fasteners UK

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