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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com.
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.