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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 are always looking for ways in which we can bring you new and useful services to help make you more competitive and successful.

We’re sure that you have received many emails recently about the incoming GDPR regulations.

The MTA have been in contact with the organisers of IMTEX 2019 with a view to having a UK pavilion. The cost for members to exhibit as part of the pavilion are below, with a location within the exhibition to be confirmed.

£310/m2 for space only

£350/m2 for shell scheme

These prices include both taxes of (9% each) but there may be additional costs associated with registration fees and show catalogue entries.

The MTA has once again been flying the Union Jack in Russia this week.

For the first time the MTA has hosted a pavilion at Metalloobrabotka alongside Colchester Machine Tools Solutions, CGTech, Lapmaster Wolters, Matrix Machine Tools (Coventry) Ltd, PTG Holroyd and Renishaw.

James Fudge and Dr Igor Bazhenov were at the event alongside Members and the MTA’s national peers.

The MTA Business Survey for April will be closing early next week, but there is still time to get your return on to us if you have not done so already.  This survey provides important data about the manufacturing technology sector to place alongside other, more wide-ranging figures, so it is important that we get a true reflection of the trends in our sector.  You can access the on-line form at

EEF’s latest Affiliate newsletter is now available, the newsletter pulls together information on some of the key topics that may affect our members such as GDPR and ISO 45001 - the first globally recognised Health and Safety standard.

The MTA newsletter can be accessed here:

The MTA's TDI Challenge exists to help teachers and lecturers to promote the great work of their D&T and Engineering students and to celebrate the creativity and innovation taking place inside the curriculum.

As trailed last week, we will be holding our Spring Economic Update on Thursday 17th May at the MTC in Coventry (10:30 for an 11:00 start).  The focus of this will be the UK although, of course, we cannot ignore global economic events.

We have released the Spring Update to our forecasts for the UK market for machine tools and cutting tools as well as the latest edition of the Global Machine Tool Forecast which covers the market outlook for 26 countries.

Although MACH is fast approaching, the normal round of surveys continues and the MTA Business Survey for March has been launched.  We are hoping to have some provisional results by later today as this will be a useful benchmark ahead of the exhibition, but we are still looking for a full set of data, although it will be a bit later than usual because many respondents will be at MACH.  It is also important as this is one of our slightly longer quarterly surveys and we need to capture the data...