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At MACH 2014, we launched the new edition of our combined Basic Facts & Key Messages booklet.  Basic Facts provides a summary of published statistics for the machine tools, cutting tools and tool/work-holding elements of the manufacturing technology sector;  other areas such as software and metrology are not well defined, so we do not have detailed figures, but we do include these in our summary for the sector as a whole.  Key Messages expresses the main areas of our lobbying activity with a focus on 6 issues on which MTA has a unique contribution to make.

We will be sending copies of this document to members in the next few days, but if you would like a small supply, please contact Geoff Noon ( with the numbers that you require.  You can also download electronic copies of the documents – Basic Facts is available from this link  and Key Messages from this link