The MTA offers a wide range of services to our members: Marketing, Grants for Training and Apprenticeships, Representation, Networking and Information. You can find out more about what we and our members have achieved together.
In the economic news items, we report on what seems to have been a very strong end to 2016 for manufacturing in most countries, but we know that for some parts of our sector, the short month means that is often one of the weakest parts of the year.
The Manufacturing Technologies Association (MTA) and Cranfield University are teaming up again in 2017 to host an open conference to discuss the future of the surface engineering industry and nanotechnology companies in the UK. This event aims to discuss the related future strategies and opportunities in development and collaboration in this important field.
MTA Technical Manager Richard Griffiths is set to retire at the end of the year. Richard has given 28 years of service to the Association and his technical knowledge has been invaluable to both MTA members and staff.
The MTA is pleased to announce the launch of its brand new website.
The new MTA website now has responsive design to make it even easier to navigate, update and enjoy on mobile devices. The site contains all the latest MTA news and provides full details of all member organisations.
The MTA are looking to take a delegation to IMTEX 2017 in Bangalore, India from 26 January - 01 February 2017 and we would ask member companies if they would be interested in joining the trip.
As a Hosted buyer, each member of our delegation will be provided with an air ticket + 3 Nights Hotel stay to attend the show in Bangalore.
The MTA is working hard to raise our member’s profiles in key export markets and we’d like to draw your attention to Maktek Eurasia, which is a 6 day event being held from 11th - 16th October 2016 at the Tuyap Fair Convention & Congress Centre in Istanbul, Turkey. This event showcases products like Plant and Machinery equipment industries and is a major international show.
Last Friday (5th August) saw the 60th edition of the hugely popular inter-association golf day, which took place at Woburn Golf Club near Milton Keynes.
This staple of our events calendar sees the MTA pit their wits against rival associations the EAMTA and the GTMA on the golf course. The hotly contested event sees three main trophies up for grabs as well as a host of individual honours to play for in both men and women’s categories.
The July edition of the MTA Business Survey will be closing on Monday, but there is still just time to get your reply back to us, especially if you have been away on holiday and are reading this on Monday morning – the report will be out on Tuesday. You can access the on-line form at http://www.mta.org.uk/mta-business-survey-july16 - we look forward to your participation.
We have recently moved our HR support line from Croner to Peninsula.
Please see the below flyer for details with the number you can call, stating you are an MTA member, for advice on HR, employment law, health and safety or tax and VAT questions.
As this is a new service we would welcome the feedback of anyone using the service.
Please email James Fudge via firstname.lastname@example.org with your comments.