MTA Blog

MTA President visits Scarborough Engineering Week

Bob Hunt, MTA President, visited Scarborough’s first ever Engineering Week this week. The event, hailed as a huge success, attracted budding engineers of all ages to experience a variety of exciting and innovative engineering activities in action throughout the UK today.

CECIMO - Emerging signs of an upturn in the European Machine Tool Industry in 2010

During the General Assembly that took place in Leipzig on 18th May, CECIMO’s Economic Committee confirmed: o The upturn in machine tool orders since the fourth quarter of 2009. Orders in the first quarter of 2010 are expected to confirm the upward trend o A recovery led by the emerging markets in Asia. CECIMO pleads for better market access to these economies, especially the removal of non-tariff barriers o Its full support to the EU key enabling technologies initiatives and the Free Trade Agreement with South Korea

Coalition Government

So we have a coalition Government. David Cameron is Prime Minister and the Conservatives are in control in the Treasury, the Foreign Office and the Home Office. They will dominate the parliamentary make up of the Government benches and have carte blanche to make the cuts in public expenditure that they fought the election on, starting this year.

MACH pre-registered visitors at new heights!

On Thursday this week, over 15,400 visitors had pre-registered their attendance at MACH2010. This figure is well above pre-registered visitor numbers of previous shows, at the same point in the promotional campaign.

UKTI International Trade Mission at MACH2010 – 7 to 9 June 2010

Don’t miss this great opportunity to meet global supply chain decision makers from Russia, China and India. Benefit from one-to-one meetings with the international delegates, and with UKTI commercial officers from these countries, as well as from Germany.

UK Trade & Investment International Trade Mission at MACH 2010

Do you want to take the opportunity to meet global supply chain decision makers from Russia, China and India? and to have one to one meetings with UKTI commercial officers from these countries and Germany?

Where have all the young people gone?

Perhaps a cry being heard all too often in engineering is that there is a lack of new young talent coming into the industry - with more and more young people choosing University over apprenticeships and vocational qualifications, is the industry growing old with no successors?

Sixty new companies book for MACH2010

An encouraging sixty new companies have booked stand space for MACH2010 since the start of the year. The influx of stand bookings has provided a real boost to the exhibition which takes place form 7-11 June this year. The companies took a further 1200 m2 of space at the show which is now almost 90% sold on targets.

MACH survey indicates 83% of potential attendees plan to spend upto £250,000 each on capital equipment in the first half of 2010

An independent survey indicates a huge proportion of visitors to MACH2010 plan to purchase new manufacturing equipment over the next 3 years. When asked how much they plan to spend, over 83% said up to £250,000 in the second half of 2010 and nearly 71% were expecting to spend the same again in 2011.

MTA Survey - members report 41 % increase in orders

The MTA’s latest survey of members shows a 41% increase in net orders for December 2009 compared to the previous month. The figures are a big boost to the industry at the end of a very tough year.