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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.

At its recent Council meeting, CELIMO (the European group for associations representing importers and distributors in our industry) published its State of Trade Report - you can download this below.  The report covers some general economic indicators such as GDP, inflation and unemployment and also shows the recent trend for the manufacturing PMI - the latter shows an increasing trend across most European countries over the past 4 months although Turkey slipped back into negative territory...

Please join Accruent for their annual conference Insights 2021 International June 23-24, 2021. The conference will be virtual again this year, but with all the same great content to enjoy the comfort of your home office.

Following the success of the first metalworking fluid and welding fume webinar held earlier this year, SHEP (Safety and Health Engineering Partnership) is holding a follow-up event which will be hosted by BESA fr

UK Manufacturing Output, April:  The Office for National Statistics (ONS) released the manufacturing output data for April this morning and the headline figure is a fall of -0.3% compared to the March level.

Here are details of various tools that NCSC has made available online to help businesses; and see also attachments, which are not currently online. The NCSC was formed in 2016 "to make the UK the safest place to live and work online" and is part of GCHQ.

HM Treasury has announced the formation of a Green Technical Advisory Group (GTAG).   

The Department for International Trade has arranged a five-day online conference, “UK-North America Week”, covering a range of trade issues related to the US and Canada.  It runs from June 21st to 25th and registration is available here:

Middle East Manufacturing & Technology Expo will run from 5-7th December 2022 in the UAE. 

With the postponement of the Cutting Tool Conference in Bordeaux to 2022 because of the Coronavirus crisis, the European Cutting Tool Association is holding a special on-line event on Friday 18th June.  This one hour event will start at 0900 (UK time) and include these topics:
•    ECTA’s European Cutting tools market - Markus Horn, ECTA President
•    Economic Outlook for the Industrial Sector - Josua Burkart, Managing Director - hpo forecasting ag.

European Commission Economic Sentiment Indicator and Capacity Utilisation, May 2021:  The European Commission (EC) draws from a range of surveys to construct confidence indicators for six sectors of the economy and then uses five of these (financial services is not included in the ESI) to compile its Economic Sentiment Indicator (ESI).