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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.

by David Atkinson, Head of Manufacturing, Commercial Banking, Lloyds Banking Group. 

A software company specialising in AI-powered maintenance solutions for aerospace is flying high after taking the top spot at a two-day hackathon organised by Rolls-Royce.

You may have seen the Prime Minister last week announced a consultation on ethnicity pay reporting alongside a Race in the Workplace charter.

The consultation asks how a new reporting requirement should operate.

USMTO and US CTMR, August 2018:  The USMTO - US Manufacturing Technology Orders - programme tracks orders in the US market, based on the reports from participants.  In the first eight months of 2018, manufacturing technology orders are reported to be up by +22.9% compared to the same period of 2017 (January to August) following an unexpected surge in the latest month which saw the highest ever value figure for August.  The rolling 12-month trend (the total for the past 12 mon

The MTA launched a major new service earlier this year, giving members read-only access to the MTA’s standards list at BSI - which contains up to 200 standards relevant to our industry. Its been a real success with many members taking advantage of it as a cost effective way to access standards. Currently we only have approximately 60 standards identified out of a potential total of 200. As MTA members you are entitled to suggest standards to populate the list.

A workshop from leading industrial marketing specialists, 4CM, in partnership with experts in sales process engineering, Lean4Sales will help MTA members develop better methods of aligning their sales and marketing activities to boost growth and customer retention.

On Monday 22nd October the MTA will be hosting the DIT’s BiSEA and UKABC UK Roadshow at our offices at 62 Bayswater Road, London.

South East Asia is a region where economic growth and development is expected to exceed the global average for the foreseeable future. With a wealth of natural resources, low-cost skilled labour, and a regional Free Trade Agreement, the great diversity of markets and opportunities are attractive across a wide range of sectors.

The MTA Business Survey for September will be closing early next week, but there is still time to get your returns back to us if you have not done so already.  This is one of our slightly longer quarterly surveys, but we hope that this won’t put you off from taking part;  the on-line form available at   We hope that as many MTA members as possible will take part in this survey as it provide

This is a final reminder about the MTA Forecast Seminar which takes place next Thursday (18th October).  This will take place at Iscar Tools premises in Birmingham, with registration from 0930.  In these uncertain economic times, it is more important than ever to understand the implications of various scenarios in both the UK and the global economy;  the presentations will address these issues.

• Manufacturing and engineering sector to benefit from the extended sponsorship of Advanced Manufacturing Training Centre (AMTC) by Lloyds Bank

• Lloyds Bank doubles financial investment to £10 million over 10 years

• Lloyds Bank to support training and upskilling of 3,500 manufacturing graduates, apprentices and engineers by 2024