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Welcome to the Friday Brief for the 24 January 2014.
The MTA has been further gearing up this week for the Annual Dinner and MACH 2014. On Tuesday we organised the Media Launch for the Exhibition. Over 20 members of the business and technical press attended and the event provided a valuable opportunity to brief journalists unfamiliar with MACH and to update the manufacturing trade media about the latest news of the show. The event was held in the art gallery of the RAF Museum at Hendon and included presentations by the headline sponsor Lloyds Bank and two exhibiting companies. The whole industry is really getting in the swing of MACH 2014 preparation now, so if you have got any stories about your company’s plans for MACH let us at the MTA know so we can feature you in our regular bulletins.
Still looking ahead to MACH 2014, we are delighted to announce this week that Sandvik Coromant is to sponsor the Education and Training Zone at the exhibition. The MTA is keen to encourage young people to consider careers in engineering based manufacturing and the sponsorship of this zone by a leading member helps make it possible to lay on features such as Bloodhound and the MANTRA.
In this week’s brief we draw MACH 2014 exhibitor’s attention to the Exhibitor & Training Day which will be held at the NEC on 18 February. This is a useful opportunity for exhibitors to acquaint themselves with the support on offer and to pick up tips for maximising their on stand presence.
We’ve had quite a few more companies book into the MTA Annual Dinner this week but time is running out to reserve your places at the event on 6th February at the ICC-Birmingham. See this week’s story for contact details.
Yesterday saw the opening of the AMRC’s Training Centre at the Advanced Manufacturing Park, Rotherham. The MTA is actively involved in supporting advanced engineering apprenticeships at the AMRC and in particular the Technical Sales Apprenticeship. We have the latest news in this week’s Brief.
Two MTA members, Yamazaki Mazak and Renishaw are hosting a joint seminar, ‘Hitting the Mark’, to explore the benefits of probing and automation in machining, full details below.
Finally, in our weekly economic slot, we have the latest CECIMO Toolkit and some of the numbers behind this week’s good news stories from the automotive sector.
Have a good weekend.
 

Economic data this week

Economic data this week

UK Automotive Production:  Data released by the SMMT shows that car output grew by +3.1% in 2013 to reach its highest level since 2007;  interestingly, and perhaps reflecting some weakness in European markets, exports fell slightly (down -0.9%) while home sales grew strongly (up +21.8%).  Analysis of exports by market is only available for the first nine months, but it does suggest that we will see a repeat of the situation in 2012 where deliveries outside the EU exceeded those for within the region.

AMRC opens Training Centre

AMRC opens Training Centre

Thursday saw the official opening of the AMRC’s new Training Centre. The Centre, on the Advanced Manufacturing Park site at Catcliffe between Rotherham and Sheffield is the latest development at what is one of the most innovative developments in the advanced manufacturing sector.

Paul White, the Acting Vice-Chancellor of the University of Sheffield and John Foden, the Mayor of Rotherham, opened the event  welcoming a wide range of guests.

Hitting the Mark

Hitting the Mark

Renishaw and Yamazaki Mazak are putting on a joint seminar to explore the benefits of probing and automation in the machining process.
The seminar, entitled Hitting the Mark, will be held on 5 and 6 February at Mazak’s European Technology Centre at Worcester. Also on display will be Renishaw’s new Sprint on-machine scanning probe system.

Hitting the Mark

Hitting the Mark

Renishaw and Yamazaki Mazak are putting on a joint seminar to explore the benefits of probing and automation in the machining process.
The seminar, entitled Hitting the Mark, will be held on 5 and 6 February at Mazak’s European Technology Centre at Worcester. Also on display will be Renishaw’s new Sprint on-machine scanning probe system.

Exhibitor Training Day

Exhibitor Training Day

All MACH exhibitors are reminded that there is an Exhibitor Training Day scheduled for 18 February at the NEC – Birmingham.
The aim of the Day is to assist exhibitors make the most of their attendance at MACH and a number of speakers will be on hand to offer useful advice. The Day will start with registration at 0930 and the morning session will focus on media and PR opportunities. After lunch the afternoon session will be led by guest speaker Simon Naudi who will concentrate on how to get the most out of MACH.
Exhibitors wishing to attend should register by e-mailing:

MACH 2014 Media Launch

MACH 2014 Media Launch

Over twenty members of the manufacturing trade and business press attended the MACH 2014 Media Launch this week held at the RAF Museum, Hendon. With the sector’s media showing great interest in the show now is the time for exhibitors to submit news of what they will be promoting at the exhibition. The MTA is producing regular MACH Bulletins and exhibitors are encouraged to contribute their news releases via the MACH Exhibition website http://www.machexhibition.com/

Last call for Dinner

Last call for Dinner

This is the last call to reserve your places at the MTA’s Annual Dinner.

The Dinner which incorporates the Manufacturing Industry Awards will take place on 6th February at Birmingham’s ICC and promises to be a truly memorable evening with delicious food, fine wines and outstanding entertainment (including comedian and impressionist Alistair McGowan).

The MTA Dinner is an excellent opportunity to meet new people and companies as well as networking with your existing business contacts. Remember MTA member companies are also entitled to one free place when booking.