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Welcome to the Friday Brief for 6 June 2014.
This week saw James Selka join the MTA as Chief Executive Officer. James is replacing Director General Graham Dewhurst who announced his retirement earlier this year. James brings over 25 years manufacturing experience to his new position together with expertise in supply chain development, logistics and corporate finance. James says he’s looking forward to finding out more about the dynamic companies that make up the MTA, delivering value for our members and standing up for our sector. The full story is in the Brief.

There is growing excitement about the Advances in Machining event on 24 June that the MTA is organising as part of the Global Manufacturing Festival taking place 24th-25th June in Sheffield. The event features a major conference focusing on the future of machining and emerging technologies with leading speakers from across the manufacturing technologies sector. Visitors will be able to view live demonstrations including the latest tooling, toolholders and toolpart cutting technology. The event will also include the Manufacturing Dinner on 24 June, a networking opportunity not to miss. We have full details of registering for the event and booking places for the Dinner in the Friday Brief.
We have news of UKTI promoting opportunities in the energy sectors of Europe’s emerging economies with a specific webinar on 12 June. UKTI has also just informed us that it is sponsoring networking events in Brazil later this month to coincide with the Football World Cup. The Brazilian Government is committed to spend £280bn on energy and infrastructure projects in the years ahead. The networking events are aimed at introducing UK suppliers to this lucrative market.

The economic news this week shows strong figures for the UK Purchasing Managers Index (PMI). The positive news seems to be broadly based with new orders picking up in investment goods following some slower months for this sector of manufacturing. The GDP figures from Europe are also encouraging although there are some disappointing numbers in certain countries.
There is a reminder to members to complete their MTA Business Survey returns. Your co-operation will help make the Survey more representative of the sector we represent.
Also in this week’s Brief is an announcement about the Open House at Kasto Ltd between 18-20 June. The company will be laying on demonstrations and presentations at its Milton Keynes base.
Have a good weekend.

Queen’s Speech 2014

Queen’s Speech 2014

Leaving aside the pageantry and flummery of the occasion the Queen’s speech is still an opportunity for a Government to set the tone for the forthcoming year.

This year’s was relatively short with only 11 new Bills proposed (although there are several substantial ones, including the mammoth HS2 Bill, to be carried over from the last session) and the Opposition seized on an opportunity to portray the Coalition Government as having run out of steam. So was that fair?

KASTO Open House

KASTO Open House

Kasto Ltd is putting on an Open House at its Milton Keynes showrooms between 18-20 June.  Centre stage will be the new Kastowin, the new sawing range from 330mm-1060mm capacity. The Open House will also feature demonstrations, presentations, cost/cut calculations and if you advise Kasto in advance you can bring your own material to test cut. There is a daily raffle for a magnum of Champagne.
To reserve your place contact: sales@kasto.uk.com or tel: 01908  571590
 

ECONOMIC DATA THIS WEEK

ECONOMIC DATA THIS WEEK

PMI, UK and Euro-zone, May 2014:  The Purchasing Managers Index (PMI) for the UK continues to run at a high level with the May reading of 57.0 just a fraction lower than the previous month (April was 57.3).  The headline number from the survey has now signalled expansion of the UK manufacturing sector in every month since March 2013.  The growth remains broadly based with output and new orders growing in all the major elements, with the report noting specifically that “investment goods producers saw an especially marked acceleration in the rate of increase in new orders, re

Opportunities in Brazil

Opportunities in Brazil

Members with a particular interest in energy and transport may be interested in attending one or all three of the networking events being sponsored by UKTI in Brazil during the World Cup.

The Brazilian Government has committed to spending £280bn on
energy and infrastructure projects. These UKTI networking events will enable UK companies to learn more about the emerging opportunities amid the excitement of the World Cup.

To register online visit www.greatbritainhouse.ukti.gov.uk

Trade openings in Emerging Europe

Trade openings in Emerging Europe

Emerging Europe is currently a hot spot for investment in energy infrastructure. This growing market comprising Austria, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia is making significant investment in new power generation capacities (nuclear, gas-fired, renewables), in electricity and gas transmission grids and in low carbon projects.

Advances in Machining

Advances in Machining

The MTA is hosting the Advances in Machining event on the 24th June, as part of the Global Manufacturing Festival (24th-25th June), at the AMRC in Sheffield.

Global leaders in the field of machining will present the challenges anticipated in the future, and discuss the range of different technologies and solutions to address these challenges. You will be able to view live demonstrations which will include the latest tooling, toolholders and toolpart cutting strategy, prediction of machining dynamics and 3D tool wear measurement.

Chief Executive for MTA

Chief Executive for MTA

James Selka has joined the MTA this week as Chief Executive Officer  and replaces Graham Dewhurst who is retiring as Director General.

After serving a full technical apprenticeship James gained a BSc (Hons) from Buckingham University. He has since accumulated over 25 years of manufacturing experience, including 13 years as Managing Director of a specialist high precision, internationally trading, supplier of turnkey instrument sub-systems. Prior to joining the MTA James was Production and HR Director at a major manufacturer of mechanical seals and support systems.