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Newsletter Listing intro for week 39

*Apologies for the lateness of Friday Brief (and to anyone who has tried to email us at MTA since Thursday). We are currently experiencing problems with our internet connection, also affecting our emails. Similarly, if you have entered Ballot 1 for MACH and not received a confirmation please contact Nicola Harrison on 0207 298 6402.

Welcome to this week’s edition of Friday Brief – There will be no purring, and we promise to mention the deficit.

Amazingly there are only 563 days until MACH 2016 (that’s practically tomorrow!) and we are delighted to announce that Airbus has confirmed their attendance. You only have a few more days left to get your name into the first ballot for exhibition space, and for those interested – but yet to sign-up - in the second ballot the deadline is 31st October 2014. So get your company in quick.

In other news, The MTA has a new Northern Area Sales Manager in Samantha Jones, so please welcome her to the family, and following another successful MTA Golf Day (despite a torrential downpour), the team from Jemtech finished as winners.

We have a few dates for your diaries: Citizen Machinery is celebrating 40 years in the UK with an open house from the 7th -10th October; ‘The New Machine Event’ will showcase their latest products. The Chinese-British Council is holding a trade fair next Friday (3rd Oct) on behalf of the Sichuan International Chamber of Commerce for the Machinery Industry.

The Sichuan Chamber, which has over 600 members in this sector in West China, will lead a delegation of chairmen and managers from machinery manufacturers - most of them have projects on hand and they are very keen to work with UK companies on a range of different projects.

DMG Mori is also holding an open house from 13th – 17th October which offer the opportunity to view the latest machining and control technologies but also to gain a useful insight into the benefits, applications and innovations from a cross section of technology partners in the fields of Tooling, CAD/CAM, Metrology and much more.

Can we also remind you to get registered for our AGM (2nd Dec) and MQM (29th Oct), and in economic news, the deficit is still big.

If you have queries about any stories in this week’s Friday Brief, or have some news that you would like to share with MTA members, please email Ollie at Olawson@mta.org.uk

Don’t forget to register for the Member’s Quarterly Meeting and MTA AGM!

Don’t forget to register for the Member’s Quarterly Meeting and MTA AGM!

Just a quick reminder to get registered for the two upcoming MTA events – the Member’s Quarterly Meeting on the 29th October, and the MTA AGM on the 2nd December 2014.

The next Members’ Quarterly Meeting (MQM) entitled “Manufacturing Automation Technology in the Real World” will be held at Delcam PLC, in Birmingham on Wednesday 29 October 2014 at 10.30am. Seppo Lehtonen, from Fastem will deliver a presentation titled “Best Practice – Manufacturing Automation for the Real World”.

Economic Data this week

Economic Data this week

CBI Industrial Trends Survey, September 2014:  The latest survey from the CBI points to a weakening of order books, especially for exports, which were at their weakest for 21 months, although output growth continued in the 3 months to September, with expectations for the coming period also strong.  The deterioration in export orders was spread across the sub-sectors, although consumer goods saw the largest reduction.  For the output data, it was consumer goods that remained the strongest and the investment goods sub-sector contracted;  despite this, the expectations for an

Innovation Week at DMG Mori-Seiki 13th-17th October, Coventry Technical Centre

Innovation Week at DMG Mori-Seiki 13th-17th October, Coventry Technical Centre

DMG Mori-seiki would like to offer you the opportunity to visit their Coventry Technical Centre, not only to view the latest machining and control technologies but also to gain a useful insight into the benefits, applications and innovations from a cross section of technology partners in the fields of Tooling, CAD/CAM, Metrology and much more.

Sichuan - UK Machinery and Economic Trade Fair, London, UK

Sichuan - UK Machinery and Economic Trade Fair, London, UK

Friday 3rd October 2014 - 9.30 – 12.00: China-Britain Business Council, 3rd Floor, Portland House, Bressenden Place, London SW1E 5BH.

The China-Britain Business Council will host an event at their London headquarters on Friday 3rd October 2014 on behalf of the Sichuan International Chamber of Commerce for the Machinery Industry.

MTA Annual Golf Day a Success

MTA Annual Golf Day a Success

The MTA’s Annual Golf Day started ominously with a torrential downpour, however by the time the teams arrived the sun had come out and the eight teams took up the challenge of Hellidon Lakes course near Daventry, Northants.

Teams joined us from CMZ, Sharmic, Jemtech, ETG Group (Current Champions), BPE Solicitors, The Manufacturer, MA Ford and SolidCam. The course proved a real challenge as it’s very hilly and has greens which proved very unpredictable.

New Northern Area Sales Manager

New Northern Area Sales Manager

The MTA team has grown this week with the addition of Samantha Jones, who now becomes Northern Area Sales Representative.

Sam has over 25 years’ experience in sales management within the publishing, media and membership sectors working alongside some of the biggest commercial names within their industries.

Sam will be responsible for membership development and event sales in the northern area and can be contacted via sjones@mta.org.uk or on 07825 585864.

MACH 2016 on the Runway

MACH 2016 on the Runway

It may be just over eighteen months away but planning for MACH 2016 is already well under way, with companies large and small already securing their spaces for the Exhibition. The MTA, which owns and runs the Exhibition, has brought forward the process of allocating the space on the floor. That will give companies from industrial sectors which have not traditionally been brought into the exhibition more time to get involved in Britain’s biggest industrial event.

Citizen Open House – 7th – 10th October

Citizen Open House – 7th – 10th October

Citizen Machinery and Miyano are celebrating 40 years in the UK with an open house “The New Machine Event” from the 7th – 10th October

Under their former name, N.C. Engineering Ltd, they launched in the UK on 1st October 1974. Not long afterwards Miyano was introduced by Staveley under sales manager Mike Hart. The rest, as they say, is history.