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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.

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.

EMO Hannover takes place from 16- 21 September 2019. The MTA works closely with our European partners on this exhibition and we have free tickets to gain access to the fair ground. If you are interested in visiting the exhibition and would like a complementary ticket please get in contact with for more details.

MTA are co-hosting an event with the AMRC to give our members another chance to see the joint project, first demonstrated at MACH 2018. The project saw legacy machine tools retrofitted with sensors to provide accurate data about operating condition and performance, given by embracing Industry 4.0 technology.

The MTA Business Survey for June was launched earlier this week; as this comes at the end of the 2nd quarter, this is one of our slightly longer quarterly surveys, but we hope that won’t put you off.  The on-line form available at and we would encourage all MTA members to participate as it provides a unique insight into the fortunes of the manufacturing technology sector.

This week the MTA hosted our first Engineering Digital Mash-up event at Yamazaki Mazak’s European headquarters in Worcester. The event was organised in partnership with Stirling Media and the Worcestershire LEP, with support from Autodesk and the Manufacturing Technology Centre.

The day was aimed at SMEs looking to adopt digital technologies. Updates were given on the Midlands Digital Engine, the Worcestershire 5G Testbed and how SME's can get support on their digital journey.

Now in its 33rd year, Metalex is now Southeast Asia’s largest international machine tools and metalworking technology trade exhibition and conference which spans 64,000 sq ft of exhibition space at the Bangkok International Trade and Exhibition Centre (BITEC).  In 2018 it attracted 99,998 visitors. This year it is looking to host over 4,000 brands from 50 countries, and numerous conferences and seminars. See:

The MTA Business Survey for May was launched at the start of the week.  We would encourage all MTA members to take a couple of minutes to submit your data so we can build an accurate picture of the general level of activity in our sector.  As you will see from the economic news this week, we are firmly in a period of uncertainty that is likely to last at least until the end of October, so it will be important that we have an up to date view of the sector.  The on-line form is available at...

This year’s MTA Golf Day took place at The Leicestershire Golf Club on Wednesday 29th May where players were fortunate enough to enjoy bright sunshine. 20 players attended the event in total, and later went on to enjoy a sit-down dinner at the Club.

The six teams were playing for was the prestigious MTA Golf trophy and the winning team was Group Rhodes.

This free full day event is aimed at SMEs looking to adopt digital technologies within their workforce. In partnership with Stirling Media and with support from the Worcestershire LEP and DRL Tool, delegates will:

Wednesday 22 May saw the MTA’s first open access Technical Days at the Jaguar Visitor Centre in Castle Bromwich. MTA Members were given the opportunity to connect with companies in the Additive and Digital Manufacturing industry.