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The Manufacturing Technologies Association (MTA), the trade association for companies in the UK’s manufacturing technology sector and which owns and runs the MACH exhibition, has announced its current president, Andy Hodgson has regrettably had to step down from the role and as an MTA board member for personal reasons.

Dave Burley, senior advisor to the board of NCMT Ltd and current MTA vice-president has kindly stepped into the role early in support of the association and the industry.

Heading into 2022, the UK’s manufacturing and engineering community have every reason to be confident. Government forecasts suggest UK growth of 6.0% while the incentive of 130% capital allowances are in place on qualifying plant and machinery investments. Add in the COP26 global summit focussing attention on the importance of tackling climate change and 2022 is set to be a momentous year. There has therefore never been a better time for visitors to attend MACH and the new Engineering Supply Chain show to take advantage of these opportunities.

The Engineering Supply Chain Show is a new exhibition where engineering and manufacturing buyers go to find world-class suppliers, exclusively in the UK engineering and manufacturing supply chain.

Organised by The Manufacturing Technologies Association and being hosted at the NEC in April 2022, this show-within-a-show is part of the MACH exhibition but sits as a separate 3-day event. Running from 5-7th April 2022, The Engineering Supply Chain Show will have its own location and entrance in Hall 7 – directly alongside MACH.

The MTA has published the 2021 edition of its Basic Facts booklet which sets out some outline market data for the manufacturing technology sector.

SIR RONALD HALSTEAD

We are sorry to announce the passing of Sir Ronald Halstead CBE, MA, Hon. DSc, FRSC, President of
the Engineering Industries Association (EIA) last Friday 18th June 2021. He was 94. He is survived by
two sons Andrew and Richard. The funeral will be for family only and there will be a Memorial
Service arranged for later on in the year.

The Manufacturing Technologies Association (MTA) today announces that The Engineering Industries Association (EIA) has been brought on board as part of the MTA family and will now sit as an independent identity under the MTA umbrella brand.

MACH 2022, the first national gathering of the UK engineering community post-COVID-19, has been given fresh impetus following the Chancellor’s announcement of the new super-deduction incentive scheme, show organiser, the Manufacturing Technologies Association (MTA) has said.

The Manufacturing Technologies Association (MTA), the trade body representing the UK’s engineering-based manufacturing technology suppliers, has pledged its commitment to continue working with Europe’s manufacturers – and called on politicians in the UK to back this important industry.

MACH 2022 Logo

The Manufacturing Technologies Association (MTA), which owns and organises the MACH exhibition, has been working hard to ensure that even in these unprecedented times, the advanced manufacturing and engineering community can still come together virtually to connect safely, to innovate and be inspired.

Andy Hodgson, MTA President

Tuesday 8th December 2020 saw members of the Manufacturing Technologies Association meet online for our first ever virtual AGM. As part of this meeting, we also welcomed our new President Andy Hodgson, Strategic Lead: Digitalisation at Siemens. Mr Hodgson has played an active role in the MTA for many years as a Board Member and has served as the Technical Committee Chairman for that last two years, stepping down to take on this new role.

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