MTA Press Releases
Thursday night (6th February) saw the Manufacturing Technologies Association’s (MTA) Annual Dinner take place at the at the Royal Lancaster Hotel, London. Always a popular event for manufacturing technology providers, over 400 guests got together to discuss the future and celebrate success.
MTA President and Director of Yamazaki Mazak, Marcus Burton MBE, used his keynote speech to address some of the hot topics affecting the UK manufacturing sector: Brexit and future trade, climate change, how MTA members are ‘champions of productivity’ and of course MACH 2020.
MACH 2020 is pleased to announce that the Made Smarter programme will be exhibiting at the UK’s national manufacturing showcase. Their stand at the exhibition will look to help SMEs start their digital journey.
The Made Smarter North West pilot is already working with SMEs to help them introduce digital tools and technologies to boost productivity and growth.
So far 300 North Western small and medium sized manufacturers have secured support, including specialised advice and £1.6M of funding, in the first year of the programme.
The UK’s National Manufacturing and Engineering showcase MACH 2020 will take place between 20th to 24th April 2020 at the NEC in Birmingham. The exhibition is the largest dedicated industrial show in the UK with the most live working machinery and the highest numbers of visitors.
MACH has a reputation for being the go-to place for companies looking for manufacturing technology equipment and, in 2018, boasted over 25,000 visitors, with £250 million of business attributed to it.
Manufacturing Technologies Association (MTA) President Marcus Burton has been awarded an MBE for services to export and inward investment in the New Year Honours list.
Mr Burton, who serves as Non-Executive Director for Yamazaki Mazak UK Ltd, whose European headquarters and manufacturing plant are based in Worcester, was previously European Group Managing Director for seven years from 2010 to 2017.
Commenting after the General Election, MTA CEO James Selka said:
The UK’s national manufacturing show, MACH 2020, might still be five months away, but anticipation is building fast and the event is already set to be one of the industry’s highlights of the year.
MACH is the longest-running manufacturing and engineering exhibition in the UK, showcasing the largest variety of manufacturing technology solutions in the country, all under one roof. Taking place at the NEC in Birmingham between 20th – 24th April, MACH 2020 is set to be one of the best exhibitions in the event’s long history.
Last week MTA President and Director of Yamazaki Mazak Europe Marcus Burton was honoured by the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) at their 2019 Achievement Awards. Marcus was presented with the Mensforth Gold Medal for Manufacturing.
The IET Achievement Awards exist to recognise individuals from all over the world who have made exceptional contributions to the advancement of engineering, technology and science in any sector. This can be through research and development in their respective technical fields or through their leadership of an enterprise.
Europe’s biggest industrial trade show EMO took place from 16th – 21st September in Hannover, Germany. Around 117,000 production specialists from 150 countries convened at the world’s leading tradeshow for the metal-working industry.
The Manufacturing Technologies Association (MTA) is pleased to announce that Andrew Hodgson, Strategic Lead – Digitalisation, at Siemens has been appointed as Vice President of the Association.
Andrew has been a member of the MTA Board for a number of years and also chairs the Association’s Technical Committee, which looks at activities in advanced manufacturing technologies, such as additive manufacturing, automation and industry Standards.
The Manufacturing Technologies Association (MTA) is delighted to announce that Future Engineering Ireland (FEI) will once again be part of the National Supply Chain and Manufacturing Conference & Exhibition in Dublin in January 2020.
Following the success of the event in January of this year, the organisers have extended the exhibition to cover two-days. The 2020 edition of FEI will take place on 29-30th January at CItyWest, Dublin.