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Newsletter Listing intro for week 47

Welcome to this week’s edition of Friday Brief on the 21st November 2014, only 33 days before Christmas…

This week we have news of the National Physical Laboratory’s launch of a range of e-learning courses on metrology. The training programme places decades of expertise at your disposal to help improve measurement behaviours and support good measurement practice. All at a time and place suitable and convenient to you.

The Manufacturing Industry Awards 2015 are now open for entries. These prestigious awards acknowledge the very best in the manufacturing technologies sector and always attract a strong field of entries. Entry is free and the closing date Friday 30 January 2015. The Award ceremony takes place at the MTA Annual Dinner on the 12th March 2015 in Birmingham – it’s already looking like a great night, so book your place today.

We have two invitations for you to join trade delegations to India. One from the ILBF and British Chamber of Commerce to attend as VIP guests the Engineering Sourcing Show in Mumbai, India on the 16th and 18th December 2014. The event is recognised as the key sourcing event in India, and showcases the latest technologies and is an excellent place to meet and network with global buyers of engineering technologies. We have also received an invitation from the Indian Machine Tool Manufacturers Association to host a delegation of select machine tools and accessories dealers/distributors from Europe at IMTEX 2015 in January 2015, to explore mutual business opportunities between Indian machine tool manufacturers and the machine tool dealers/distributors in Europe.

In addition we have information on the Additive Manufacturing for Defence and Aerospace conference on the 17th - 19th February in London. And this week’s “Spot Light on...” takes a look at our Members’ Quarterly Meetings.

In economic news this week, one interesting point is that the four key industries that we track occupy 2nd to 5th places in the size of the sub-sectors within manufacturing in the UK - food production is, by quite a long way, the top of this list, but it is followed by metal products, automotive, machinery and other transport equipment (which is dominated by aerospace); together, these four sub-sectors accounted for 32% of both turnover and capital expenditure for manufacturing in 2013.  There is also mention of the latest quarterly Inflation Report from the Bank of England and the monthly Agents’ report, plus some data on R&D expenditure both in the UK and Europe for 2013.

Enjoy the weekend, and feel free to send any news you would like to share with MTA members to olawson@mta.org.uk

ECONOMIC DATA THIS WEEK:

ECONOMIC DATA THIS WEEK:

Bank of England Inflation Report and Agents’ Summary of Business Conditions:  The Bank of England has released two summaries in the past week.  The latest inflation report shows, on the assumption of a gradual rise in interest rates from late 2015, that the UK economy show settle down to a period of growth at a rate of around 2½% per annum.  On the same basis, they expect inflation to fall further from its current level until the middle of 2015;  after this, it is expected to rise gently to reach the 2% target level by the end of 2016 (the Bank’s inflation forecast is always 2% in two years

IMTEX EXHIBITION, BANGALORE, 22nd to 28th JANUARY 2015

IMTEX EXHIBITION, BANGALORE, 22nd to 28th JANUARY 2015

We have received, via CELIMO, an invitation from the Indian Machine Tool Manufacturers Association (IMTMA), owners and organisers of IMTEX, to host an inward delegation of select machine tools and accessories dealers/distributors from Europe at IMTEX 2015 in January 2015, to explore mutual business opportunities between Indian machine tool manufacturers and the machine tool dealers/distributors in Europe.  This delegation will be open to dealers in metal cutting machine tools and accessories and who are interested to do business with Indian machine tool manufacturers.  Combined with the exh

Additive Manufacturing for Defence and Aerospace – 17th – 19th February 2015, London UK

Additive Manufacturing for Defence and Aerospace – 17th – 19th February 2015, London UK

Revolutionising 3D innovation in Aerospace and Defence

Aerospace and Defence currently represents over 10% of the global Additive Manufacturing (AM) market, also known as 3D printing. The metal Additive Manufacturing sector alone has grown by over 70% in the last 15 years. Industry primes widely acknowledge that AM will usher in a new era of design innovation and be pivotal in reducing production costs and simplifying logistics in the future.

EU Smart City delegation for IESS 2014 IV

EU Smart City delegation for IESS 2014 IV

(Complementary flights and accommodation for approved U.K and EU companies)

ILBF and the British Chamber of Commerce are pleased to invite you to apply to attend as VIP guests to an India Engineering Sourcing show scheduled from 16-18th December 2014 at Bombay Exhibition Centre in Mumbai, India. 

The Only Sourcing Show in India

India Engineering Sourcing Show is recognised as the ONLY sourcing event in India, showcasing the latest technologies and a preferred meeting place for global buyers of engineering technologies:

MANUFACTURING INDUSTRY AWARDS 2015 – Celebrating Excellence in Manufacturing Technologies

MANUFACTURING INDUSTRY AWARDS 2015 – Celebrating Excellence in Manufacturing Technologies

The Manufacturing Industry Awards 2015 are now open for entries. These prestigious awards acknowledge the very best in the manufacturing technologies sector and always attract a strong field of entries.

Entry to the Manufacturing Industry Awards is free and the application process is straight forward.
Remember that entries must be received by the closing date Friday 30 January 2015
Visit the MTA’s Manufacturing Industry Awards 2015 website for more information: www.mta.org.uk/awardslanding

National Physical Laboratory launces E-Learning metrology training courses

National Physical Laboratory launces E-Learning metrology training courses

The National Physical Laboratory (NPL) is an invaluable resource for companies looking for metrology training. Their training programme places decades of expertise at the disposal of clients to help improve measurement behaviours and support good measurement practice.