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Industry Focus

Advanced Manufacturing is a dynamic, globalised, sector which is constantly evolving. Much of that evolution is as a consequence of technological change which is happening at a faster rate than ever before. Manufacturing Technology that change right across sectors and in companies of all sizes. The MTA exists to help its members transform the manufacturing world.

We will be closing the July edition of the MTA Business Survey early next week but there is still time to get your return back to us if you have not done so already.  The online form at is still available - we look forward to hearing from you.

The MTA are hosting a half day seminar on the 11th September 2019 at the Amazon facility in Coventry (Amazon, Lyons Park, Lyons Dr, Coventry CV5 9PF). The half day seminar will be run in conjunction with the AMT/4 – Industrial Data and Manufacturing Interfaces – BSI committee, who will provide experts speakers on the latest in data standards for manufacturing. There will also be a tour provided of the Amazon parcel sorting facility for all attendees.

Brian Foster, Head of Industry Finance at Siemens Financial Services in the UK 

Please take 1 minute to scan the selection below – the biggest Latin America & Caribbean (LatAC) activities upcoming in the UK – by country and sector.  There are many others also – for the longer list across sectors and markets (August to October), please click this link:

Shivan Morkar - AMRC Training Centre Apprentice of the Year - is eager to use the knowledge gained from his visit to Siemens’ industry-leading Smart Factory in Germany to help improve productivity at his own workplace back home in Leeds.

Shivan’s ‘mind blowing’ trip to Siemen’s Industry 4.0 Smart Factory in Amberg and its Digital Industries headquarters in Nuremberg was the prize for being named the University of Sheffield’s AMRC Training Centre ‘Apprentice of the Year 2019’.

INDUSTRY will be held from 29 to 31 October 2019 in Fira de Barcelona,  Spain - The 4th edition of Industry is aimed to showcase the latest technology, meet the challenges related to the need to create new and more competitive industrial solutions in the face of the growing international competition in different industries.

EMO Hannover 2019: since 2017, umati has been on everyone’s lips in the international machine tool industry. What at first was designated rather vaguely as an interface standard is now being meaningfully firmed up.

With thanks to those members who have already responded, this is a reminder that the July edition of the MTA Business Survey remains open for your input via the on-line form at  This survey gives us and you a quick overview of trends in the manufacturing technology market so you can check your progress against that of the rest of the industry.  We do need to get as wide a range of responses

UK Manufacturing Output, 2nd Quarter of 2019:  The Office for National Statistics (ONS) released the June data and, therefore of course, the figures for the 2nd quarter of 2019 this morning.  The headline is that manufacturing output fell by -2.3% compared to the previous quarter and was -1.0% lower than a year earlier.  However, while there is evidence of slowing activity in some sectors, the headline figures are affected by Brexit in a couple of ways.  The 1st

CELIMO brings together associations (and their members of course) who represent importers and distributors of machine tools, tooling and related technologies.  One of its key activities is helping companies to build networks, both within the importer/distributor community and with manufacturers from around the world.