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Namali Mackay is presenting Brexit readiness seminars for the SMMT, which may be of interest, especially to firms in the automotive supply chain.

The four workshops are as follows:

21 Oct North East:

Ask The Experts open day

Wednesday, 13th November, 2019

On Wednesday 13th November 2019 LK Metrology are hosting an ‘Ask The Experts’ open day to showcase a range of metrology equipment from various suppliers as well as LK Metrology’s own range of CMMs.

Companies on display

A key objective of the day is to allow visitors a chance to see a range of metrology equipment from a variety of suppliers. Companies attending are;

Industrialists across the Sheffield City Region are holding back on investment in productivity-improving technologies such as robotics and automation because of poor access to funding, skills and hands-on ‘demonstrators’, according to a new report published by researchers at the University of Sheffield in collaboration with the Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (AMRC).

A new research paper from Siemens Financial Services (SFS) says innovative Energy-as-a-Service solutions can help UK manufacturers save up £5.6 billion over the next five years, including £954m in savings for the chemical manufacturing sector and £800m in for the Food and Drink sector.

MTA member Renishaw is recruiting 70 graduates for its 2020 intake. The company has also created new programmes for its software and manufacturing engineering streams, extending the opportunities it offers to graduates from a range of engineering disciplines. Applications are now open until November 1st 2019. To apply for a graduate scheme at Renishaw, visit

Congratulations to Tony Hirst and the AR Morgan Challenge team for winning the AR Motorsport trophy, the Morgan Challenge Trophy and the Class S Championship!

Snetterton smiles on the Racing Wolves’ Morgan Team

European Industrial Production, August 2019:  Data published by Eurostat shows that total industrial production (seasonally adjusted) in the Euro-zone increased by +0.4% compared to July, while the EU28 saw growth of only +0.1%.  The largest component of industrial production is manufacturing but this also includes the extraction industries (mining, quarrying and oil/gas) and utilities (electricity, water, etc.).  Compared to August 2018, total industrial production fell by -

Yesterday saw MTA members gather at Yamazaki Mazak in Worcester for the MTA’s annual Economic Forecast Seminar. Producing forecasts for our members is a major part of what the MTA can offer its members. We work with the world-renowned economics consultancy Oxford Economics to derive numbers that enable companies to forecast what future demand might be in the key markets of Machine Tools, which reflect investment, and Cutting Tools, which reflect output.

The MTA is delighted to announce it will have a pavilion at Metalloobrabotka 2020 in Moscow, Russia, 25-29th May.

The pavilion, which has been moved to one of the main halls at the show, will host a number of MTA members as well as a lounge, with events planned for during the week. The event will be supported by the MTA’s Russian Office with James Fudge and Igor Bazhenov working on the event.

UK Manufacturing Output, August 2019:  The latest manufacturing output data from the Office for National Statistics (ONS)  has been subject to the extensive revision (or perhaps more accurately a re-write of history) that we discussed last week in our piece about the UK National Accounts.  An initial reading suggests that while most of the numbers have changed, the trends remain broadly similar to the pre-revision estimates except, of course, that we now have an extra month o