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Do you have long-term contracts, either with customers or suppliers?  Have you thought about incorporating something in the contract that allows you to adjust the price according to changes in input costs?

PMI, UK and Euro-zone, April 2019:  The Purchasing Managers Index (PMI) for the UK manufacturing sector fell as anticipated, but, perhaps surprisingly, only to 53.1 which still indicates a good level of expansion in activity.  With pre-Brexit stock-building dominating the last couple of months, the weaker growth in production, orders and stock of purchases had been expected, but it seems from the report, there was still some stock-building going on in April with a further sub

The MTA Business Survey for April was launched this week.  It has returned to its normal length this month with just the basic confidence, inquiries, orders and sales questions, so we hope that as many members as possible will take part in the survey so we get a good overview of the current trends in the sector.

The MTA are hosting the first of our open access Technical Days. The half day event aims to promote the benefits of additive and digital manufacturing technologies and connect companies looking to work with our members and the wider industry.

Our Spring Update presentation this year will be held on Tuesday 30th April at FANUC UK in Coventry.  As in the past couple of years, Andy Goodwin from Oxford Economics will give an overview of the economic situation and Geoff Noon (MTA) will talk delegates through the outlook for the manufacturing and engineering industries.  The event will concentrate on the UK situation but will included an overview of global events.

BSI would like to inform you and your organization of the development of PAS 6010, 6011 & 6012 on Additive Manufacturing.

A PAS is a sponsored, fast-track informal standard that is developed through a consensus-building process facilitated by BSI Standards Limited. A PAS should not be regarded as a BS, EN or ISO standard.

The development of PAS 6010, 6011 & 6012 has been sponsored by Innovate UK.

Our Spring Update presentation this year will be held on Tuesday 30th April at the premises of Fanuc UK in Coventry.  The keynote presentation will be by Andy Goodwin from Oxford Economics who will give an overview of the economic situation, including, of course, some estimates of the likely impact of Brexit – whatever and whenever that might yet turn out to be!  This will be complimented by Geoff Noon (MTA) who will look at the outlook for the manufacturing and engineering industries.

The March edition of the MTA Business Survey will be closing early next week, but there is still time to get your returns to us via the on-line form at www.mta.org.uk/mta-business-survey-mar19 - we look forward to hearing from you.  This survey also provides the opportunity to feed in to the MTA’s policy regarding Brexit, but if you would like to do this but prefer not to take part in the full Business Survey, you can access just t

The MTA will be hosting the first of our open access Technology Days[PO1]  will take place on 22nd May at the Jaguar Experience - Castle Bromwich. The half day event aims to promote the benefits of additive and digital manufacturing technologies and connect companies looking to work with our members and the wider industry.

Sponsors Alliance (who represent 40 trade associations promoting overseas trade) have lobbied Government to assist more companies to expand their worldwide operations.

The new simplified criteria is that a company is an SME, wishes to grow their exports beyond the EU or in up to six markets, and have not yet already received more than six grants.

This brings into line Government Policy on assisting to increase UK exports for both new and experienced exporters.

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