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Friday Brief

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

The MTA celebrates it's 100-year anniversary in 2019 and we are delighted to announce our annual dinner will be marking the occasion. The dinner takes place on 28th February at the Park Plaza Westminster Bridge, London. Tickets are now on sale for the unmissable industry event, if you are interested in attending and require more details please contact our Events & Membership Co-ordinator Elisha DaCosta at elisha.dacosta@mta.org.uk and book your table today.  

As the AMB show is completely sold out, the MTA, who have an information stand at the show in Hall 6 in the Gallery Area, are offering companies a panel where they can promote their businesses as co-exhibitors. If you would more information on this offer, please read the story below or contact Karen Finegold, on kfinegold@mta.org.uk.

The PPMA Show 2018 is an unmissable trade event for processing and packaging machinery, materials, robots & automation and industrial vision. Registration is now open for visitors so head over to https://www.ppmashow.co.uk/ and start planning your visit today.

The high-performance testing and development engineers at TOYOTA Motorsport GmbH (TMG) have joined forces with the University of Sheffield’s Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (AMRC) to remain at the front of the automotive technology grid. Find out more about this partnership within the Brief.

From 5th  – 8th February next year Intec will take place in Leipzig, Germany. The show is the largest investment goods trade fair in the eastern part of Germany with over 1000 exhibitors. Find out more details on this event below.

We have been contacted by a student at the University of Sheffield who is doing some research for their dissertation. The research is around ‘The Role of IT in the SCI and Inventory Management Decision Making: The Challenges of AI’. Below is a full explanation of the project and a questionnaire for members to fill in if they wish to participate. So have a look and see if you can be of assistance.

The latest CBI Industrial Trends survey continued the improvement in the output data that was recorded in June following the dip over the Spring months;  similarly, order books remained at the strong level we saw in June.  While on the face of it, there was an improvement in investment intentions compared to the previous survey, the last two years have seen this series zig-zag around the neutral position and this only continued this trend, despite a sharp increase in capacity pressures in the survey.  Also this week, we report on the first release of product level data on production for 2017 from which we have updated the tables that we publish in Basic Facts;  UK output of both machine tools and cutting tools increased in 2017, although there was a fall for tool & work-holding equipment – a higher level estimate suggests an increase in production of metrology equipment.

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

MTA Centenary Dinner 2019

The MTA celebrates it's centenary anniversary in 2019 and we are delighted to announce our annual dinner will return and celebrate 100 years of the MTA.

The evening will be hosted by the voice of the National Lottery and Strictly Come Dancing, Alan Dedicoat and entertainment from Marcus Brigstocke.

Sponsorship opportunities available to showcase your business to 500+ senior industry figures. Please contact James Fudge via email or call 0207 298 6400.

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Registration for this event is currently unavailable, please check back later. If have any enquires please contact events@mta.org.uk

PPMA Show 2018

PPMA Show 2018

The PPMA Show 2018 is an unmissable trade event for processing and packaging machinery, materials, robots & automation and industrial vision. Join thousands of manufacturers of food, beverages, pharmaceuticals, chemicals and FMCG - to name a few, gain inspiration and new ideas from one of the most visually engaging shows in the calendar. It's FREE to attend and registration is simple.

Registration is open here - https://www.ppmashow.co.uk/

TOYOTA Motorsport GmbH working with the AMRC to develop lightweight materials

TOYOTA Motorsport GmbH working with the AMRC to develop lightweight materials

The high-performance testing and development engineers at TOYOTA Motorsport GmbH (TMG) have joined forces with the University of Sheffield’s Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (AMRC) to remain at the front of the automotive technology grid.

TMG, whose parent company is Toyota Motor Corporation, has built its reputation in motorsport via World Rally, Formula 1 and now the FIA World Endurance Championship, which includes the Le Mans 24 Hours.

The Role of IT in the SCI and Inventory Management Decision Making: The Challenges of AI

The Role of IT in the SCI and Inventory Management Decision Making: The Challenges of AI

You are being invited to take part in a research project. Before you decide whether or not to participate, it is important for you to understand why the research is being done and what it will involve. Please take time to read the following information carefully and seek clarification if necessary. Thank you for reading this, Diamanto Giannara.

The purpose of this research

ECONOMIC DATA THIS WEEK

ECONOMIC DATA THIS WEEK

CBI Industrial Trends Survey, July 2018:  The latest results from the CBI survey show an acceleration in the pace of growth of manufacturing output in the latest 3 months, reaching its fastest rate for a year.  Only 2 of the 17 sub-sectors did not report stronger growth in output this month.  Orders continue to grow at a steady pace, with a small pick-up in domestic activity balanced by slower growth in export orders.  The outlook for orders is for a slowing in the pace of growth from both home and overseas sources, although the level of order books remains high by historic