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Business Secretary at MACH 2014

Business Secretary Vince Cable MP today visited MACH 2014 Britain’s biggest manufacturing Trade Show at the NEC Birmingham.

MACH is the place to get to grips with all the latest technology available to manufacturers and the place where manufactures get to together to get business done.

£146m of business was attributed to the 2012 show and with attendance running 15% up on that year hopes are high that the figure will be smashed.

MTA President on Budget 2014

 MTA President, Mark Ridgway OBE, said:

“The Chancellor’s move to increase the Annual Investment Allowance, which the MTA urged, to £500,000 is very welcome. But it has only been extended in duration for one year. The next step must be to make the rate permanent in order to give businesses the certainty they need to invest".

Graham Dewhurst retires

The Director General of the Manufacturing Technologies Association, Graham Dewhurst, has announced his decision to retire, effective from the summer of 2014.

At the MTA since 2007, he has focused on providing value to members; standing up for their interests and helping them grow their businesses. During his tenure the number of members has grown by 33% and the range of industries and type of company in membership has increased dramatically – a strategy now firmly embedded in the MTA’s plans for the future.

Members News

Citizen Relish Confident Attitude of MACH Visitors Leading to Show Order Book of 11 Machines

For Citizen Machinery UK, MACH 2014 reflected the most positive and confident mood of visitors for an exhibition it had ever experienced in the UK with customers reporting new contracts won and the


Following the sad loss of Mike Lally, Roemheld (UK) Ltd has appointed a new Area Manager for the North of England.

Automated TRUMPF TruPunch underpins output growth at Stoke subcontractor

PKD Precision Sheet Metal Ltd, a leading subcontractor based in Stoke-on-Trent, has installed a new TRUMPF TruPunch 3000 S11 with SheetMaster Compact automation to help meet rising orders required

Citizen Wins Top UK Manufacturing Industry Awards

Watford based Citizen Machinery UK has been recognised as an industry leader in production technology following the winning of both the ‘Grand Prix’ and ‘Best Specialised Machinery/Manufacturing Eq

See TRUMPF at PDM 2014 on stand no: E036

Naturally TRUMPF will be demonstrating its very latest laser marking technology for plastic parts at PDM but the exhibition will also provide the opportunity for visitors to learn more about the co