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The UK’s national manufacturing show, MACH 2020, might still be five months away, but anticipation is building fast and the event is already set to be one of the industry’s highlights of the year.

Last week MTA President and Director of Yamazaki Mazak Europe Marcus Burton was honoured by the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) at their 2019 Achievement Awards. Marcus was presented with the Mensforth Gold Medal for Manufacturing.

Europe’s biggest industrial trade show EMO took place from 16th – 21st September in Hannover, Germany. Around 117,000 production specialists from 150 countries convened at the world’s leading tradeshow for the metal-working industry.

The Manufacturing Technologies Association (MTA) is pleased to announce that Andrew Hodgson, Strategic Lead – Digitalisation, at Siemens has been appointed as Vice President of the Association.

The Manufacturing Technologies Association (MTA) is delighted to announce that Future Engineering Ireland (FEI) will once again be part of the National Supply Chain and Manufacturing Conference & Exhibition in Dublin in January 2020.

The final of the Manufacturing Technologies Association’s (MTA) flagship school’s competition, the Technology, Design and Innovation (TDI) Challenge took place this week at the European headquarters of Yamazaki Mazak in Worcester.

More than 50% of engineering firms in the UK have taken on an apprentice in the last two years a new survey by the Manufacturing Technologies Association and Close Brothers Asset Finance, has found.

Worcestershire and the West Midlands is building its digital capability fast: 5G, superfast broadband, Wi-Fi 6 trials and “digital factories”.

Our Head of Events and Member Services, James Fudge has been in Moscow this week at Metalloobrabotka. The MTA once again hosted the UK pavilion at the Russian show manned by James and our Russian Representative Igor Bazhenov. 

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A new survey, by the Manufacturing Technologies Association and Close Brothers Asset Finance, has found that many manufacturing and engineering firms are not planning to take advantage of the increase of the Annual Investment Allowance (AIA).

At the MTA, we are always looking for ways to provide you with useful information to help you do business. Therefore, we have created a booklet around Standards currently under development.

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MACH, a biennial exhibition of manufacturing technologies, is the UK’s largest industrial trade event attracting 25,000 visitors. It is wholly owned and operated by the MTA.

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Advanced Manufacturing is a dynamic, globalised, sector which is constantly evolving. Much of that evolution is as a consequence of technological change which is happening at a faster rate than ever before. Manufacturing Technology that change right across sectors and in companies of all sizes. The MTA exists to help its members transform the manufacturing world.

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The MTA offers a wide range of services to our members: Marketing, Grants for Training and Apprenticeships, Representation, Networking and Information. You can find out more about what we and our members have achieved together.


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Creating business opportunities for our members is a key aim for the MTA. Our vibrant networking events, annual dinner, inward and outward missions and export activities are all designed to create links for the UK’s advanced engineering sector and leading international engineering organisations.

News from our members

Tewkesbury-based MecWash Systems Ltd, the precision aqueous parts cleaning and degreasing specialist, will be exhibiting its latest technology at three major UK industry events in 2020.

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Verus Metrology Partners is honoured to be shortlisted as a finalist for "Engineering Manufacturing Team of the Year" at the 2020 IMR Manufacturing & Supply Chain Awards. 

It may be in its infancy, but the 3D scanning market is growing at a tremendous rate and according to recent research, is expected to close in on a worth of $6 billion by the end of 2020.

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Pryor awarded runner up in the Business Growth and Strategy category at the 2019 Make UK Manufacturing Awards, North East Yorkshire and Humberside.