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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.

Metalloobrabotka takes place from 23 – 17 May 2022 in Moscow and is the largest exhibition in Eastern Europe for the global machine tool and metal working industries. It ranks in the world's top ten leading machine tool trade shows and has been bringing together leading manufacturers, suppliers and dealers from around the world since 1984.

Calling all members who are launching a new project, product or service this year. On Thursday 10th February, MTA member, 4CM, is running a free half hour webinar to help propel your business into the stratosphere. Find out more about your countdown to a successful launch …

If you work in marketing, sales or project management this webinar is for you, half an hour of your time will save you hours.

You will learn:

Employers responsibilities to workers regarding the provision of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) are changing from 6 April 2022

The regulations and accompanying impact assessment extend employers and employees duties in respect of personal protective equipment to workers.  

What is PPE?

Back to basics – your essential New Year checklist

One of the biggest lessons 2021 taught us is just how important HR and Health & Safety compliance is for keeping your business and your people safe.

To help start 2022 on the right track, the experts of our partner, Citation, have pulled together their essential HR and Health & Safety pointers to help you get a handle on your business’ compliance from the very start.

Future Supply Chain

25th January 2022

A reminder that the customs codes for most metal forming machines changed on 1st January.  There is also now a specific set of headings for additive manufacturing machinery rather than having to find somewhere general to report these machines.

SHEP (Safety and Health Engineering Partnership) will be hosting a webinar entitled ‘A Closer Look at DSEAR’ on Thursday 27th January from 12.00pm-1.00pm.

From 1 January 2021, the UKCA mark became the conformity assessment for newly manufactured goods being sold in the Great Britain (GB) market, replacing the CE mark(for second hand goods see paragraph 5.9). This document provides a brief overview of what UK companies need to do to continue using the CE marking, to sell into the Europe(EU)and Northern Ireland(NI)markets, as well as adopt the UKCA mark, to sell into the GB market. Please find the document attached.

The UK has signed a new trade agreement with Australia, the first deal negotiated from scratch since leaving the European Union.

The year 2021 was extremely positive for the Italian industry of machine tools, robotics and automation, which reported double-digit increases for all key economic indicators. This trend should continue even in 2022, the year when all the ground lost in 2020 should be recovered.