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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.

As Europe is grappling with the health, social and economic impacts of COVID-19, the European Automobile Manufacturers’ Association (ACEA) has set out four guiding principles for a successful re-launch of the auto industry, which will be vital to the wider economic recovery of the continent.

BSI have created PAS 440:2020 Responsible Innovation – Guide. This new guide provides comprehensive direction for companies on best practice for innovators. We consider responsible innovation to be so important that this PAS is being made available as a free download.

NMIS Insights is a series of online and face-to-face seminars from the National Manufacturing Institute Scotland (NMIS) aimed at providing Scotland’s manufacturing community with insights that can make real impact.

In light of the current Covid-19 situation, we have postponed our planned programme of events and have instead curated a series of online webinars designed to support you and provide inspiration during these challenging and unprecedented times. 

Before taking a look at the manufacturing PMI data around the world, there are three important points that need to be remembered, with specific examples of their importance.

We will be closing the MTA Business Survey for March after the weekend so the survey remains open for responses to maximise the input;  therefore, there is still time to file your return via the on-line form at www.mta.org.uk/mta-business-survey-mar20 or you can use the form below, scan it and e-mail back to us.

At this difficult time the Government and many businesses are trying to keep as much of the economy running as safely possible. The overall message is that people should work from home if at all possible but that where that isn’t possible, they should go to work and work as safely as possible there.

Can you, or a company you know, help with this urgent requirement to support ventilator manufacture next week? If so contact Paul O’Donnell at the MTA on podonnell@mta.org.uk

Rotary Pot – Contelec or Megatron

5,000 units for next week of the two below options (5,000 of either spec or a combination even would be considered).

Manufacturer   Part Number                      Shaft Size             Notes

Among the webinars hosted by Oxford Economics (OE) this week was one that looks at the latest update of their global industry forecasts.  Some of the slides make comparisons with previous forecasts;  these are from last November and from the regular round in February which has been updated in March.  This article summarises the information in the webinar.

Before taking a look at the manufacturing PMI data around the world, there are three important points that need to be remembered, with specific examples of their importance.

Our Business Survey for March was launched a couple of days ago.  This would normally have been one of our longer quarterly surveys but we have dropped most of the extra questions because they are not relevant - we don’t need a survey to know that orders will be down in the coming quarter!

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