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24 Apr 2012

Elfab to represent UK manufacturing excellence at Make it in Great Britain exhibition

Elfab has been selected to take part in an exhibition demonstrating the very best of British manufacturing this summer.

Beating competition from hundreds of UK companies, Elfab, based in North Shields, Tyne & Wear, will feature in the Government’s Make it in Great Britain exhibition at the Science Museum, London, during the Olympic and Paralympic Games.

There Elfab will showcase their latest manufacturing products and educate visitors about the value of manufacturing to UK business.

The exhibition is the culmination of the Make it in Great Britain campaign – an initiative launched last year by the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills which aims to challenge outdated opinions and transform the image of modern manufacturing.

Elfab is Europe’s leading manufacturer of rupture discs, bursting panels and associated detection devices. These intelligent pressure relief systems protect people, plant and equipment across the globe. The company also delivers unique design, testing and consultancy services for pressure management. Elfab’s customers are predominantly in the chemical, pharmaceutical, oil and gas, and food processing industries. The company’s technology is also used in a wide range of OEM applications, from launch systems in space rockets and air bags in cars, to cryogenic systems in body scanners.

Simon Keenan, Elfab’s managing director, commented:

“We are delighted that we are going to be a part of the Make it in Great Britain exhibition, and feel very proud to be representing the manufacturing industry. This summer will be one of the most exciting that Britain has seen in a long time, and so to be involved in this exhibition when all eyes will be on the UK is a wonderful thing.

“We are looking forward to helping to show the general public what the manufacturing industry is really all about, and we hope that lots of people from the North East will come to the exhibition to support us.”

The opportunity to showcase in the exhibition was open to manufacturing companies nationwide, with organisers keen to raise awareness about the dynamic, advanced and innovative industry that exists in the UK today.

Business Minister Mark Prisk said:

“Manufacturing accounts for eight per cent of total UK employment and well over half of export goods, yet current perceptions of the industry are out of date and do not reflect that reality. We have selected a really exciting mix of exhibits, and hope that as many people as possible visit the exhibition and see all of the great examples of British design and manufacturing – it will be spectacular.”

Ian Blatchford, Director of the Science Museum, commented:

“We’re incredibly excited to be hosting the Make it in Great Britain exhibition this summer. The Science Museum and its world-leading collections demonstrate some of the greatest engineering achievements of the last 200 years. We hope that as many people as possible visit the exhibition, and see at first-hand how innovation in British manufacturing is still thriving today.”

The exhibition will be open from 24 July to 9 September, and is free to visit. For more information please visithttp://makeitingreatbritain.bis.gov.uk/

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