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Welcome to the Friday Brief for 20 June 2014.
The MTA’s Russia Office was celebrating its latest success at the  Metalloobrabotka Exhibition in Moscow this week. MTA Russia Office member MA Ford Europe signed a $500,000 contract at the show to supply a range of manufacturing companies of South Federal District of Russia with solid cordite cutting tools. The deal has been facilitated by MTA Russia Office Director Dr. Igor Bazhenov and is the biggest order to date for MA Ford Europe in Russia. The Company’s previous record was a $250,000 contract. The signing on the MTA stand took place between Nick Trott, Technical Director MA Ford Europe and Vladimir Tishin, Director General of South Centre of Industrial Technologies, the city of Rostov-on-Don. We have full details in the Friday Brief.

The MTA’s new Chief Executive Officer, James Selka, made a presentation at the ‘Smarter Factories’ conference this week in Birmingham. James’s presentation was entitled, ‘How are you going to make the future?’ and was well received by the business leaders from across the manufacturing sector who attended the high profile conference.
We have just received details from UKTI that it is facilitating an inward visit of Indian companies interested in 3D printing technologies. Members wishing to attend need to register by 23 June and should contact James Fudge at the MTA on 020 7298 6420 in the first instance.

We also have news of a master class for improving your international supply chain being organised by UKTI. The one day event will be held in Central London in July. We have also received details of a webinar in July exploring ways of protecting your company’s intellectual property in India.
The economic news this week shows the continued slow, but steady improvement in industrial output in Europe, with the capital sector running just ahead of the total figures, especially for the EU28 as a whole. For the UK the Bank of England Agents’ latest report is still painting a pretty healthy picture for manufacturing, although there is perhaps a slight concern about the lowering of investment intentions.
There is a reminder to members who have registered for the Advances in Machining event on 24 June. Your badges can be collected from the reception of the AMRC Training Centre from 0900. Car parking is limited at the AMRC Training Centre so the organisers have requested delegates to car share or use public transport where ever possible.  The Advances in Machining event is part of the Global Manufacturing Festival taking place 24th-25th June in Sheffield.
We have more details in this week’s Friday Brief about the Inter-Association Golf Day on 16 July. So start getting your teams together.
Have a good weekend.
 

Managing international supply chains

Managing international supply chains

A one day master class entitled Managing Your International Supply Chain organised by UKTI is being held on Wednesday 2 July 2014 in Central London.

Benefits of attending will include: learning how to minimise risks and seize business opportunities; enabling you to build better and more sustainable long-term relationships with your suppliers; hearing real life case study examples and speakers from UKTI, Institute of Export (IOE), China-Britain Business Council (CBBC), Manufacturing Advisory Service (MAS) and Barclays Bank. The cost: £125 + VAT (lunch included).

Protecting IP in India

Protecting IP in India

The UK India Business Council (UKIBC – mandated through UKTI regarding India) is running a free webinar on 1 July with the Intellectual Property Office on protecting your IP in India.
The IPO’s India attaché, Anshika Jha, will present on trademark, copyright and patent registration, and also take questions. Also, UKIBC’s Head of Launchpad and Client Relations, Tushar Choudhary, will speak about the support available to UK companies in this market.

Travelling to Advances in Machining 24 June

Travelling to Advances in Machining 24 June

Members who have registered for the Advances in Machining event on 24 June should collect their badges from the reception of the AMRC Training Centre from 0900. Car parking is limited at the AMRC Training Centre so the organisers have requested delegates to car share or use public transport where ever possible.  The Advances in Machining event is part of the Global Manufacturing Festival taking place 24th-25th June in Sheffield. The programme for Advances in Machining and a location map can be downloaded below.

Indian delegation interested in 3D printing

Indian delegation interested in 3D printing

UKTI is facilitating an inward visit of Indian companies interested in 3D printing technologies. We have just received details of this event which requires those interested to register by 23 June.

As part of the visit a networking session in partnership with UKIBC has been organised for 1.30-4.00pm on 9 July at UKIBC’s offices, Millbank, London.

Companies interested in meeting with the delegation should contact James Fudge at the MTA on 020 7298 6420 by close of business Monday 23 June.
 

ECONOMIC DATA THIS WEEK

ECONOMIC DATA THIS WEEK

European Industrial Output, April; 2014:  Eurostat’s latest estimates show that industrial production in the euro-zone was +0.8% above the March level, with a rise of +0.7% for the EU28 as a whole.  Compared to April 2013, total industrial production grew by +1.4% in the euro-zone and by +2.1% for the EU28.

MTA CEO speaks at Smarter Factories

MTA CEO speaks at Smarter Factories

James Selka, the MTA’s new Chief Executive Officer, gave a presentation at the ‘Smarter Factories’ conference this week in Birmingham organised by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE). James’s presentation was entitled, ‘How are you going to make the future?’ and was well received by the business leaders from across the manufacturing sector who attended.

$500k success for Russia Office

$500k success for Russia Office

Facilitated by MTA Russia Office Director Dr. Igor Bazhenov, MTA member MA Ford Europe has signed a contract this week in Moscow for up to $500,000.

The deal is the biggest MA Ford Europe has done in Russia; its previous record was a $250,000 contract. The signing took place between pictured left Nick Trott, Technical Director MA Ford Europe and Vladimir Tishin, Director General of South Centre of Industrial Technologies, the city of Rostov-on-Don during the Metalloobrabotka Exhibition.