Stars of Make it in GB exhibition unveiled

The government has revealed the manufacturing companies that will feature in the Make it in Great Britain exhibition, being held at the Science Museum in London later this year.

Engineering giants such as Siemens, McLaren, Airbus and Messier-Dowty will join the likes of luxury yacht maker Sunseeker, the Royal Mint and Coca-Cola at the event which takes place during the Olympic and Paralympic Games this summer. The exhibition will showcase manufacturing's diversity, from the bean-to-bar journey of a Mars bar to the on-demand passenger pods for Heathrow's Terminal 5, developed by Ultra Global. Also on show will be E2V's macro camera black box, showing telescopic, planetary and earth images, and MRI magnets made at Siemens' Eynsham, Oxfordshire plant, a former Best Factory Award winner. Business minister Mark Prisk said: ""We have selected a really exciting mix of exhibits, from the manufacture of MRI magnets by Siemens, to the secrets behind McLaren's winning team." "I 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." Mark Cropper, chairman of James Cropper and a member of the exhibition judging panel, said: "The Make it in Great Britain exhibition will be a fantastic display of manufacturing prowess, telling stories from around the UK; ranging from a Sunseeker luxury motor yacht to a multi-award-winning laser ophthalmoscope – developed by a company called Optos – that allows an optician to take a 200 degree scan of a patient's retina when a normal eye examination would only allow around 30 degrees. This is truly groundbreaking and manufactured right here in the UK." Juergen Maier, managing director for Siemens Industry Sector UK, said: "It's a real honour to be part of such a prestigious event at the iconic Science Museum. Alongside the other exhibitors, we're committed to showing the world that British manufacturing is a dynamic sector offering great career and investment opportunities." The exhibition will be open from 24 July to 9 September, and is free to visit. The full list of exhibitors is: Airbus A J Wells & Sons Amber Composites Andor Technology Axon Automotive BAE Systems Bombardier Ceravision Coca-Cola e2v Technologies Elfab Evac Chair FT Technologies GKN Goodrich Actuation Systems Gripple Intelligent Energy Jaguar Land Rover Johnson Matthey Mars McLaren Messier-Dowty-Ltd Mettler Toledo Naim Audio Oclaro Optos POD Point Raytheon UK (Air Traffic) Rolls-Royce Siemens Stromatolite Sunseeker The Greenroof Tile Company The Royal Mint Topper International Ultra Global Westwind Air Bearings Xaar Yamazaki