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An independent survey by the Manufacturing Technologies Association (MTA) has shown that a large proportion of visitors to Mach 2010 plan to buy new manufacturing equipment over the next three years.

When asked how much they plan to spend, more than 83 per cent said up to GBP250,000 in the second half of 2010 and nearly 71 per cent were expecting to spend the same again in 2011.

The survey was sent to a section of visitors to Mach 2008; the results indicate that Mach 2010 visitor numbers will be around the same levels as last year, with a huge proportion planning to acquire new manufacturing equipment in the second half of 2010 and throughout 2011.

More than 91 per cent of people responded positively when asked if they intended to visit Mach 2010, with 61.5 per cent definitely planning to attend.

Meanwhile, 78 per cent plan to purchase new capital equipment over the next three years, with more than 94 per cent saying their decision will be influenced by their visit to Mach 2010.

According to MTA, 88 per cent said that the new equipment is intended to improve existing manufacturing processes, to expand current capacity or to replace existing equipment.

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