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Business Secretary Vince Cable MP today visited MACH 2014 Britain’s biggest manufacturing Trade Show at the NEC Birmingham.

MACH is the place to get to grips with all the latest technology available to manufacturers and the place where manufactures get to together to get business done.

Donations by diners at the Manufacturing Technologies Association’s Annual Dinner on 6 February raised a total of £5,570 for Fallen Fusiliers - the Fusilier Aid Society, the MTA President’s charity.

Celebration and challenge were themes very much to the fore at the Manufacturing Technologies Association’s (MTA’s) 2014 Annual Dinner & Awards held on 6th February at the ICC in Birmingham.

The Keynote of the evening was the speech given by MTA President Mark Ridgway OBE. Mr Ridgway set out the new horizons that are emerging in engineering based manufacturing and challenged his audience to explore them. He said:

As excitement mounts for MACH 2014 the latest news is that World land speed record holder and Project Director for the Bloodhound Supersonic Car (SSC) Richard Noble OBE will be on the start line to open the Exhibition.

Bloodhound has long been on the floor plan but the announcement that Richard will be opening the event is great news. Many MACH Exhibitors are involved with the Bloodhound SSC project and MACH 2014 is the third time that the team themselves will be at the Show.

2014 is shaping up to be a great year for Manufacturing Technologies in the UK as MACH 2014, the key industry bellwether, is set to deliver a great return for the industry.

The Exhibition will be held 7-11 April at the NEC Birmingham and is open to all (over the age of 14). MACH 2012 played host to 21,500 visitors and hopes are high that MACH 2014 will eclipse that number.

Hall 5 at the NEC, Britain’s largest exhibition space, is completely sold out and the NEC’s next biggest, Hall 4 is nearly full too.

Statistics out today from the Manufacturing Technologies Association (MTA) show that confidence in the sector, the key suppliers of tools and equipment to engineering based manufacturing, is at a two year high. The level of confidence about the future is at the highest since mid-2011 and a large majority of companies are predicting improvements in their businesses over the next twelve months.

The Manufacturing Technologies Association (MTA) is delighted to announce that Lloyds Bank Commercial Banking is to be the headline sponsor of Britain’s biggest manufacturing technologies exhibition, MACH 2014. The sponsorship underscores the long term relationship between Lloyds Bank and the MTA, organisers of the MACH Exhibition.

The Manufacturing Technologies Association (MTA) is pleased to announce that the latest company to exhibit at MACH 2014 will be Rolls-Royce. The integrated power solutions provider for the civil and defence aerospace, marine and energy markets will be taking space in the Exhibition’s UK Manufacturing Zone, joining other original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) including Airbus and Messier-Bugatti-Dowty.

The future of Britain's engineering based manufacturing looks bright if the quality of the finalists at this year’s TDI Challenge was anything to go by. The annual awards, organised by the Manufacturing Technologies Association, recognise the very best engineering projects produced by Britain’s 14-19 year olds.

The final judging was held at the Worcester factory and technology centre of machine tool manufacturer Yamazaki Mazak and saw young people drawn from across the UK, from Scotland to the South West, exhibit and present their projects to a panel of leading industrialists.

 EMO Hannover 2013 – International machine tool market headed for a new record

Cardiff, 11 June 2013. – The gates open on EMO Hannover 2013 from 16 to 21 September. At the world’s leading metalworking trade show, manufacturers of machine tools and components present their products, solutions and services for meeting the challenges of industrial manufacturing to a global clientele.