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When: 12th February 2020 

Where: Knowledge Transfer Centre, Sheffield, UK

Cost: Free

UK manufacturers are facing unprecedented pressure to change to more sustainable methods of manufacturing. 

As UK government pursues net zero carbon by 2050 and responsibility for waste begins to move from consumer to supplier, legislation is rapidly changing to meet the expectations of an increasingly aware global population.

The main aim of the EU Green Deal is to integrate EU Industrial policy into the EU climate policy ambitions. Climate action is increasingly treated as an integral part of the EU's foreign and trade policy agenda. The European Commission promotes the notion of “climate neutrality” and zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050. Therefore, the EU Green Deal is not just another EC initiative, but it is a very ambitious plan that wants to bring together the economy, environment and the society.

The Knowledge Transfer Network is starting a UK tour of presentations on 3D Printing, giving early morning sessions for firms wondering if the technologies could be relevant to them. Dates and registration links:

29th Jan - Preston/Blackburn

UK Manufacturing Output, November 2019:  When the Office for National Statistics (ONS) published the manufacturing output figures at the start of the week, the headline showed a reduction of -0.8% for the latest three months (September, October and November 2019) compared to the previous 3 months (June, July and August 2019), with a decrease of -1.2% when compared to the same period a year ago (September, October and November 2018).

We will be closing the MTA Business Survey for December on Monday but there is still time to file your return - the on-line form at is still open.  With thanks to those who have already replied, we hope that as many members as possible will take part this month.


MACH 2020 is just around the corner and we’d like to encourage all visitors to get the most out of the show before, during, and after the exhibition.

Social Media is an increasingly important place to get your messages heard. The online sphere is growing and companies with something to say can’t afford to miss out.

The best way to get involved is to follow MACH 2020 on social media, please follow our pages across social networks.

MACH 2020 is less than 100 days away and the UK’s national manufacturing and engineering exhibition is gearing up to be an excellent event.

MACH, as well as being the place to come and source manufacturing technology equipment and solutions, also has a section of the show dedicated to Education and Development. It is essential that manufacturers help the next generation understand the important role engineering plays in shaping the world around us.

GTMA is delighted to announce the appointment of Alan Arthur as Chief Technical Officer.

Alan is a highly qualified and experienced Engineering Manager, with over 35 years’ experience in supply chain management and project planning.    His commercial and international experience embraces a large range of technical disciplines and best practice in manufacturing and engineering. 

The UK faces a skills shortage in the engineering sector and, according to EngineeringUK, the country will need 1.8 million new engineers and technicians by 2025. With the industry still dominated by men, it’s essential that we attract more female engineers to fill these roles if we’re to close the gap.

Progress Rail is seeking additional support for locomotive overhaul, maintenance and engine work as they expand their portfolio in the Middle East.

This includes a recent deal signed with Egyptian National Railways (ENR), involving the supply of diesel locomotives, modernising diesel locomotives from ENR’s existing fleet and overhauling another fleet of locomotives.