The Manufacturing Technologies Association is pleased to announce that it has won the 2018 British Standards Institution (BSI) Organizational Leadership Award. The award recognizes exceptional support for standards-making by a trade association, professional body or an individual company. The recipient will have demonstrated how they have supported and enabled committee members to actively participate in standards-making, as well as how, as an organization, they have constructively engaged in standards-making and supported the benefits of using standards.
This achievement comes on the back of the MTA significantly increasing its activities in the standards arena, upping its participation and promoting the benefits of standards to UK industry.
MTA members have been actively involved with standards development for a number of years, across a number of technical areas, such as machine tools, robotics, additive and digital manufacturing. Recently, the MTA has also begun to participate in company level standards around health and safety, quality management and cybersecurity.
In addition to the above, during 2018, the MTA has worked in close collaboration with BSI, to provide an innovative new MTA member service, which allows all MTA members free access to 200 standards as part of their membership.
James Selka, MTA CEO, said “We’re delighted to have been recognised by BSI for the work that we have done. Standards are really important to our industry and the wider manufacturing sector and becoming more engaged with them has been a priority for us. The success of this policy can be seen by the rapid take up of our new service and this award from BSI sets the seal on it.”
If you would like to get more involved with standards, find out how they could benefit your business, or learn more about the MTA's free standards access service, please contact the MTA's Technology Manager, Joshua Dugdale.