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Newsletter Listing intro for week 09

Several MTA members were represented this week at the third annual Manufacturing Summit organised by the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS). The event has become an established forum, with senior Ministerial participation and the discussions ranging wide.

News of a new round of bids for funding from the Advanced Manufacturing Supply Chain Initiative was announced at the Summit. Details of this opportunity form a separate story in this week’s Friday Brief.
Topics discussed included: technology and innovation; access to finance; the promotion of manufacturing as a career and progress to support manufacturing exports.

Other developments highlighted in this week’s Friday Brief include online booking going live for the MTA and Warwick Manufacturing Group’s seminar on additive manufacturing for the automotive sector. This event is an excellent opportunity for SME’s to network with leading OEMs in the field and update their market knowledge.

Many members completed last year’s Institute of Export International Trade survey; particularly at MACH 2012 where the MTA hosted them on our stand. The 2013 survey is now open and will provide invaluable data about UK exporters and their needs.

Don’t forget to vote in the MTA’s Manufacturing Industry Awards to be presented at the Annual Dinner, as the closing date of 15 March is fast approaching and the competition is hotting up.

Have a good weekend.
 

Institute of Export Annual International Trade Survey

Institute of Export Annual International Trade Survey

Institute of Export with Trade and Export Finance Ltd has launched the 2013 International Trade Survey and would welcome the views of MTA members through completing the questionnaire on the following link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/ZWLT55W

The Institute will provide the MTA with both the national and industry specific findings when the results are published in June.

CECIMO joins Key Enabling Technologies group

CECIMO joins Key Enabling Technologies group

A new High Level Group on Key Enabling Technologies (KETs) has been launched by the European Commission as part of a strategy to boost the industrial production of KETs–based products in Europe. CECIMO has been invited by the Commission to become a member of the Group as the representative organisation of the advanced manufacturing technologies sector.

Composites UK Annual Conference

Composites UK Annual Conference

The 13th Annual Composites UK conference will take a brand new format starting with an Industry Briefing Day followed by a day looking at new opportunities for composites in various end-user and other market sectors. The Conference will be held at the National Composites Centre, Bristol, UK 15-16 May 2013.

The themes for this year are:

• Industry Standing
• Challenges facing the UK Industry
• What do we need to do to maintain a competitive edge?
• Opportunities in end user markets
• Market opportunities and how to access them

Additive automotive manufacturing live registration

Additive automotive manufacturing live registration

Registration is now live for a half day seminar reviewing how SME’s with expertise in 3D printing can contribute to the automotive manufacturing supply chain.

The event is being organised by the MTA together with the Warwick Manufacturing Group. Provisionally called “Physical to Digital” the seminar will be held on 23rd April at Warwick University and will feature a presentation by Mark Barrington, Head of Rapid Prototyping, Jaguar Land Rover.

ECONOMIC DATA THIS WEEK

ECONOMIC DATA THIS WEEK

PMI, UK and Euro-zone, February 2013:  The Purchasing Managers Index (PMI) for the UK fell to 47.9 (from 50.5 in January), with output, new orders and employment falling on the previous month.  This is the first sub-50 reading of the index since November 2012.  Net orders fell at an accelerated rate amid reports of tough market conditions both at home and abroad - poor weather was also mentioned as a negative impact on order volumes.  For exports, demand from Europe remains weak, but balanced to some extent by growing demand from emerging markets.

BIS Manufacturing Summit

BIS Manufacturing Summit

Thursday saw the third annual BIS Manufacturing Summit, held this year at Gaydon Heritage Motor Museum, Warwickshire.

These events are now fixtures in the calendar with substantial Ministerial participation (Nick Clegg, Vince Cable, David Willets and others) and an attendance that stretches right across the Manufacturing sector. Several MTA member companies (including, Delcam, Joseph Rhodes, Mazak, Renishaw, Siemens and Westley Engineering) were represented at sessions that covered a range of topics.