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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.

The Manufacturing Technologies Association’s (MTA) flagship Technology, Design and Innovation (TDI) Challenge competition for young secondary school entrepreneurial STEM students went ahead utilising the latest digital technologies. What a fantastic tribute to the indomitable spirit of both the young engineers and indeed the staff and industry expert judges in the MTA’s Membership.

Following the announcement from the Prime Minister on Saturday, that from Thursday 5th November as we enter a second national lockdown, the manufacturing sector has specifically been told can continue to go to work. Whilst we know a number of members continue to work from home, there are key sectors which need supporting and members facilities which will remain open. We have advice on our website from past stories on operating a safe workplace at https://www.mta.org.uk/members-area/resources/coronavirus.

MACH 2022 Logo

The MTA, which owns and runs the MACH exhibition on behalf of the industry, has taken the decision to reschedule MACH from January 2021 to April 2022.

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