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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.

We will be closing the October edition of the MTA Business Survey early next week but there is still time to get your return back to us.  The on-line form at is still available, so if you have not done so already, please take a couple of minutes to fill in the survey.

The MTA Business Survey for October has just been launched.  Just in case you did not get the e-mail for some reason, you can find the on-line form at - we look forward to hearing from you.

Yesterday saw MTA members gather at Yamazaki Mazak in Worcester for the MTA’s annual Economic Forecast Seminar. Producing forecasts for our members is a major part of what the MTA can offer its members. We work with the world-renowned economics consultancy Oxford Economics to derive numbers that enable companies to forecast what future demand might be in the key markets of Machine Tools, which reflect investment, and Cutting Tools, which reflect output.

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As a member of the MTA, you can take advantage of Make UK’s HR connect events. These are free for members of Make UK and members of Make UK partners.

DIT Russia is organising visit of UK automotive component producers to the city of Naberezhnye Chelny to visit the production site of KAMAZ – the largest Russian truck and bus manufacturer. 

The mission will take place on 18-22 November 2019 and will be led by DIT Russia Director Trevor Lewis.

We invite you to join the delegation and get access to the leading Russian automotive manufacturer.


We hope to close the MTA Business Survey for August early next week, although travel to EMO may push this back a little.  There is still time, therefore, to get your return back to us if you have not done so already.  The on-line form at is still available - we look forward to hearing from you

10th October 2019

10:00am to 15:15pm

AMRC Factory 2050

This joint event by the MTA and the AMRC showcases the project first demonstrated at MACH 2018, which retrofitted a legacy milling machine and lathe with Industry 4.0 sensors which provide accurate information about the operating condition and performance of the machines.

The MTA are hosting a half day seminar on the 11th September 2019 at the Amazon facility in Coventry (Amazon, Lyons Park, Lyons Dr, Coventry CV5 9PF). The half day seminar will be run in conjunction with the AMT/4 – Industrial Data and Manufacturing Interfaces – BSI committee, who will provide experts speakers on the latest in data standards for manufacturing. There will also be a tour provided of the Amazon parcel sorting facility for all attendees.

In the modern workplace, disability should not be a barrier to recruiting great employees.

That’s why our partners, Citation, have put together a free guide on how to create an inclusive recruitment process.

It covers how to welcome disabled people into your business, completing risk assessments, and making reasonable adjustments so your disabled colleagues don't face barriers to doing their job.

The MTA Business Survey for July was launched yesterday.  This is a “normal” length survey 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 on-line form is available at - we look forward to hearing from you.