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Newsletter Listing intro for week 42

Welcome to the Friday Brief for week-ending 18 October.

This week saw the world financial markets breathe a little easier following resolution of the stand-off between US President Barack Obama and the Republican leadership in Congress. Encouraging news emerged from the release of statistics from the MTA’s latest Business Survey. Details are included in the Friday Brief and show members confidence about the future is at the highest level since mid-2011 and that a large majority of companies contributing to the survey are predicting improvements in their businesses over the next twelve months.

Greater insight into the economic prospects for the manufacturing technologies sector is offered at next week’s MTA Annual Forecast Seminar on the 22nd of October at Yamazaki Mazak in Worcester. Full details in this week’s Friday Brief.

Members considering entering the MTA’s 2014 Manufacturing Industry Awards, which will be presented during the Annual Dinner, are alerted to the deadline of 15 November for submitting entries. This is an outstanding opportunity to showcase your company’s achievements and/or the potential of one of your young engineers. Categories include Best Supplier Partnership, Best Training Scheme and Young Engineer of the Year. Applications for the AMTRI scholarship are also welcomed.

We also have news this week of a conference at the ICC Birmingham on Tuesday 5th November to discuss issues around the supply chain for HS2. There is a link to the application website in the Friday Brief story.

A final note for your diaries: the 4th of December will see the MTA AGM at Gaydon Heritage Motor Centre. We’re delighted that this year we will be joined the Professor Sir Mike Gregory, Director of the Institute for Manufacturing at Cambridge University, who will share his thoughts on the challenges manufacturing faces in the 21st Century. See this week’s story for registration details.

Have a good weekend.
 

HS2 Supply Chain Conference

HS2 Supply Chain Conference

Businesses interested in the procurement  programme for the proposed HS2 project should be aware of the HS2 Supply Chain Conference being held at the ICC in Birmingham on Tuesday 5 November. The conference will be the first in a series of events enabling suppliers to meet with the HS2 team, as well as with companies from the wider infrastructure supply market.
Following the conference, HS2 Ltd will conduct a market engagement exercise to discuss suppliers’ views on its plans for the delivery of the network.

Competence in Composites

Competence in Composites

SECO is running a one-day, hands-on machining seminar called 'Competence in Carbon Composites' on Wednesday 23 October. The event is aimed at component manufacturers who need less theory and more practice to improve their productivity, performance and profitability.

Star's Open House

Star's Open House

The latest sliding head lathe technology will be on display at Star’s Open House from 22 to 24 October. Along with machine displays, Star’s finance team will be on hand to tell you about some of the new ways you can purchase your Star machine. Star’s partners will also be exhibiting to showcase their products which complement its range of machines.

007 and the MTA's AGM

007 and the MTA's AGM

An appearance by James Bond cannot be guaranteed but a thought provoking address from Professor Sir Mike Gregory, Head of the Manufacturing and Management Division of the University Engineering Department and of the Institute for Manufacturing (IfM) at Cambridge University, is promised following the MTA’s AGM at the Gaydon Heritage Motor Centre on 4th December.

Economic data this week

Economic data this week

European Industrial Production, August 2013:  The data released by Eurostat shows that total industrial production was +1.0% higher than in July for the euro-zone with the EU28 as a whole registering growth of +0.5%.  Compared to August 2013, industrial production has fallen by -2.1% in the euro-zone and by -1.6% for the EU28.

Forecast Seminar

Forecast Seminar

The MTA Annual Forecast Seminar will be held on 22 October 2013 at Yamazaki Mazak’s European Headquarters at Worcester.
The Forecast Seminar will highlight economic and industry trends across all the key sectors for manufacturing technologies and will include a special focus on the aerospace industry. The second part of the session will include the announcement of the Oxford Economics/MTA forecast for the manufacturing technology market in both the UK and in 22 other markets around the world.

Confidence up

Confidence up

Statistics from the Manufacturing Technologies Association (MTA) show that confidence in the sector, the key suppliers of tools and equipment to engineering based manufacturing, is at a two year high. The level of confidence about the future is at the highest since mid-2011 and a large majority of companies are predicting improvements in their businesses over the next twelve months.