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Newsletter Listing intro for week 33

Hello and welcome to the Friday Brief for the 17th of August.

This week saw the annual round of exam results with teenagers up and down the country left either delighted or even sulkier than normal about their education. Education of a different kind leads off this week’s Brief with welcome news that MTA member the National Physical Laboratory has been given Recognised Provider Status for their, Manufacturing Industry Award winning, training scheme. It should make this world class metrology training available to more companies.

Last week, as the eyes of the world were on London for the Olympics, UKTI hosted an engineering event at Lancaster House. We webcast the whole event live on the MTA site, but if you weren’t able to take it in then, the highlights are now available.

In terms of member’s news; Tornos are hosting an openhouse in October, full details below, and we welcome Ensinger the leading engineering plastics manufacturer into MTA membership.

The Economic News this week includes the latest European Output and GDP figures and the Trade Figures from the first half of 2012. Exports exhibited healthy growth but were outpaced by Imports as some unusually large projects were delivered.

Finally the Friday Brief is taking a week off next week, ahead of the Bank Holiday weekend but it will be back with a bang on the 31st of August.

Have a good weekend.

Economic Data this Week

Economic Data this Week

European Industrial Output, June 2012:  Data from Eurostat shows that total industrial production (manufacturing, plus extraction, utilities and energy) in the euro-zone was -0.6% lower than in May, while for the EU27 as a whole it fell by -0.9%.  Compared to June 2011, industrial production fell by -2.1% in the euro-zone and by -2.2% for the EU27.

Advanced Engineering Summit- Video Highlights

Advanced Engineering Summit- Video Highlights

You may recall in the Friday Brief of 27th July we mentioned the UKTI's Advanced Engineering Summit. The Summit was part of the UKTI's Trade push to coincide with the Olympics. It was streamed live on the MTA website, and was attended by the MTA's Director General Graham Dewhurst and a number of MTA Council Members.

Video highlights of the summit are now avaliable on the UKTI YouTube channel at:
http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL8658A9D4A2819E3B&feature=plcp

Recognition for NPL

Recognition for NPL

Congratulations are due to MTA member the National Physical Laboratory on their award of the status of Recognised Training Provider by SEMTA, the sector skills council for Advanced Manufacturing and Engineering.

NPL won Training Scheme of the Year at the MTA’s Manufacturing Industry Awards earlier this year and this further recognition should make it easier for small and medium sized companies to access their training and to get it funded.

Welcome to New Member - Ensinger

Welcome to New Member - Ensinger

The MTA woud like to welcome its newest member Ensinger.

Ensinger is a world leader in the field of engineering plastics with the manufacture of semi-finished stock shapes and profiles, and in the machining of plastic materials. Ensinger was established in the UK in December 1987 and have opened further branches in Waterlooville, Manchester, Bishop’s Stortford, Birmingham and Scotland.