Why Visit Drives & Controls

The Home of Robotics & Automation

Drives & Controls is a pivotal event in the realm of industrial automation, presenting cutting-edge solutions that empower the efficient and secure operation of machinery and processes across a diverse spectrum of industries. 

Alongside the exhibition, visitors will be able to access an incredible variety of educational content, such as the Automation and Robotics Solution Theatre, delivered as problem-solving case studies by their peers as well as recognised thought leaders.


Drives & Controls Magazine


The event is supported by the Drives & Controls Magazine, the UK's leading magazine for automation, motion engineering and power transmission who bring a wealth of knowledge and experience and provide the event and its exhibitors continued coverage and exposure before during and after the event.

Under New Management


Nineteen Group are pleased to have acquired the Drives & Controls Show and its sister events – Fluid Power & Systems and Air-Tech which fit perfectly with the rest of their rapidly growing manufacturing portfolio under the Smart Manufacturing & Engineering Week event series.

Drives & Controls tackles the biggest issues in British Manufacturing with specific attention to:


Aimed at manufacturing professionals from a variety of vertical sectors including:

visitor sectors

Source the latest Drives & Controls products and solutions

  • Bearings

  • Belts & Chains

  • Brakes, Clutches & Couplings

  • Cables

  • Compact Control Systems

  • Display & Interfaces

  • EMC Equipment

  • Enclosures

  • Gear Drives & Variators

  • Hydraulic Drives

  • Hydraulic Pumps & Motors

  • Industrial Electric Drives & Motors

  • Linear & Rotary Indexing

  • Linear Motors

See the exhibitor list

  • Machine Safety

  • Maintenance Repair & Recovery

  • Mechanical Power Transmission

  • Industrial Automation Control Numerical Control

  • PCs & Industrial Software

  • PLCs & Positioning Systems

  • Robots & Cobots

  • Pneumatic Motors & Cylinders

  • Power Electronics


  • Speed & Position Sensing

  • Variable Speed Motors


What's on



Attend solution based sessions and keynote presentations providing CPD points to enhance your professional development


Live Action

Live Action

Get up close and see the latest technology in action and engage with experts to guide you through each solution.




With specialist areas and features, broaden your network and engage with the whole UK manufacturing market.


Hosted Buyer Programme


CONNECT+ Live is a free of charge personalised matchmaking service that match qualified buyers with hand-picked solution providers. Where physical attendance is not possible a series of virtual buyer rooms are created to enable the most senior buyers the opportunity to connect. 

Contact us to find out more

Why join the Programme?

  • Saves time - our specialist team will do the hard work, taking your buying requirements and matching them with our exhibitors.
  • Pre-scheduled meetings - we understand how busy your schedule is, so we will ensure we fast-track and give you priority access to suppliers at a time that suits you.
  • Build relationships - make new invaluable contacts to benchmark and get invaluable insight.

1 Event - 2 Halls 

Drives & Controls is co-located alongside other leading industry events. 1 Pass provides access to all.

Click here for more details  REGISTER NOW