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Friday Brief

Good morning and welcome to this week’s Friday Brief.

We have published a new edition of our Economic Report this week, which gives a round-up of the latest data affecting our sector in the UK at various levels – you can download this from the item below.

MACH 2020 takes place 20th – 24th April at the NEC in Birmingham and exhibition space in the Halls for the UK’s premier manufacturing technologies showcase is now available. Sales of non-balloted space opened during MACH 2018 and over 5000m² has already been added to the floor plans. Contact the MACH 2020 sales team for more details.

The main item of economic news this week is the encouraging pick-up in activity that is reported by the CBI Industrial trends survey where they note that output growth was at its strongest level of the year so far and order books strengthened to their highest in 5 months.  There is more detail in the article below where we also take a look at the latest trends for exports and imports of the products of our key customer industries in the Engineering sector.

Last week about 200 guests, among them machine tool and robot manufacturers and users, met at Imperial College of London for the event “Manufacturing Technologies & Robotics: the future is now”, organised by UCIMU-SISTEMI PER PRODURRE, the Italian machine tools, robots and automation systems manufacturers' association. You can find out all about the event in the story below.

In conjunction with the Through-Life Engineering Services Council (‘TES Council’) and the Institute of Asset Management (‘IAM’), Cranfield University is undertaking a 2018 Maturity Assessment of through-life maintenance strategies. They would like MTA members to help them with their research by completing the survey within the Brief.

That’s all for this week, have a great weekend from everyone at the MTA and we’ll be back next Friday with more industry news.

MACH 2020 Sales Now Open

MACH 2020 Sales Now Open

MACH 2020 takes place 20th – 24th April at the NEC in Birmingham and exhibition space in the Halls for the UK’s premier manufacturing technologies showcase is now available.

Sales of non-balloted space opened during MACH 2018 and over 5000m² has already been added to the floor plans. That represents a 50% increase of companies rebooking their stands over the comparable figure at the 2016 edition of the exhibition. The success of MACH 2018 really gave happy exhibitors an impetus to rebook their stands onsite and start preparing early for MACH 2020.

MTA ECONOMIC REPORT

MTA ECONOMIC REPORT

We have just released a new edition of the MTA Economic Report which you can download below.  This rounds up the latest data both for the UK economy and the industrial scene at various levels.  It is intended as a general overview of the current situation although, inevitably, as new data is released, the trends will be updated.  You can keep up with these changes via the Economic News item that appears in the Friday Brief most weeks.

The report can be read here 

ECONOMIC DATA THIS WEEK

ECONOMIC DATA THIS WEEK

CBI Industrial Trends Survey, June 2018:  The latest results from the CBI survey show a sharp pick-up in output over the previous 3 months following a more lacklustre start to the year.  The growth in the volume of output was at its strongest rate for the year and was mirrored in 14 of the 17 sub-sectors;  the CBI summary of the results highlights Mechanical Engineering (Machinery) as one of the main drivers of this growth, with Electronic Engineering and Metal Products also among the fastest growing industries.

THE ITALIAN INDUSTRY OF MACHINE TOOLS AND ROBOTS PRESENTS ITSELF TO THE BRITISH MARKET. AT THE IMPERIAL COLLEGE 200 GUESTS FOR THE EVENT “MANUFACTURING TECHNOLOGIES AND ROBOTICS”

THE ITALIAN INDUSTRY OF MACHINE TOOLS AND ROBOTS PRESENTS ITSELF TO THE BRITISH MARKET. AT THE IMPERIAL COLLEGE 200 GUESTS FOR THE EVENT “MANUFACTURING TECHNOLOGIES AND ROBOTICS”

Massimo Carboniero, President of UCIMU-SISTEMI PER PRODURRE, leads the delegation of Italian enterprises including: PIETRO CARNAGHI (Villa Cortese MI), MANDELLI SISTEMI (Piacenza), BALANCE SYSTEMS (Pessano con Bornago MI), OMERA (Chiuppano VI), MARPOSS (Bentivoglio BO), COMAU (Grugliasco TO), SISMA (Piovene Rocchette VI), GHIRINGHELLI (Luino VA), MCM (Vigolzone PC) and PRIMA INDUSTRIE (Collegno TO).

Through-life Maintenance Strategies Survey: An Assessment of Industry Maturity

Through-life Maintenance Strategies Survey: An Assessment of Industry Maturity

In conjunction with the Through-Life Engineering Services Council (‘TES Council’) and the Institute of Asset Management (‘IAM’), Cranfield University is undertaking a 2018 Maturity Assessment of through-life maintenance strategies. This questionnaire is seeking to understand physical asset management techniques and practices observed across industry segments and maintenance strategies employed.