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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.

CBI Industrial Trends Survey, November 2018:  The latest results from the CBI survey show an acceleration in the rate of growth of output for manufacturing in the latest 3 months.  The CBI note that output grew in 13 of the 17 sub-sectors that they cover, with a particular mention for “motor vehicles & transport equipment” (unfortunately, a single category in the CBI analysis) as one of three sub-sectors driving the growth (the others were food and chemicals).  However, looking forward...

The MTA are currently signed up to the Safety and Health in Engineering Partnership (SHEP). The purpose of the partnership is to enable the engineering industry to influence and inform HSE so that we can all act together in line with HSE’s Helping GB work well strategy to improve health and safety standards within the engineering sector.

EEPC INDIA is organizing a Reverse Buyer Seller Meet (RBSM) on 26 & 27 January 2019 at IMTEX 2019, Bangalore. 

Yamazaki Mazak’s traditional November Open House will boast a star-studded cast of machines, guest speakers, tours and live machining demonstrations.

The Open House, which will run from 20-22nd November 2018 at Mazak’s European Technology

05 Dec 2018

Type: Symposia

Location: Cranfield campus

Industrial digital technologies (IDT), including robotics, artificial intelligence, 3D printing and the Internet of Things (IoT), that could revolutionise manufacturing processes are the focus of a new £20 million initiative to help the North West’s manufacturing sector.

This week has seen some extraordinary political developments in the story of Brexit. First of all, we saw a deal between the UK Government and the EU and then the political fall out in Westminster of the publication of the Deal and its agreement by the Cabinet. The MTA has consistently supported efforts to get a deal in order to keep as good access to EU markets as possible and protect international supply chains as well as avoid the inevitable economic turmoil that ‘No Deal’ would bring.

Annual Business Survey, provisional results for 2017:  The Annual Business Survey (ABS) is compiled by the ONS and gives an overview of data such as turnover, value added, employment and capital expenditure, but its real value is in the level of industry detail it contains.  We do get data at a product level by industry from the ProdCom series, but detailed figures for employment and investment are only available in this series.

Publication of the data for September by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) gives us the full picture for the 3rd Quarter of the year, so we will focus mainly on this trend rather than the monthly picture.  Total manufacturing output grew by +0.6% in the quarter and is now +1.1% higher than the level of a year earlier.  This is positive news given that manufacturing output contracted in both the 1st and 2nd periods of 2018.

Date: Wednesday 21st November 2018

Time: 14:00 - 15:00

Password: trade

UK Export Finance (UKEF) and the Engineering and Machinery Alliance (EAMA) invite you to join our upcoming export webinar, which will guide you through the process of accessing finance and support from UKEF for your export contracts.