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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.

9 May 2013
PRESS  RELEASE

The latest figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) on manufacturing for the first quarter show the Capital Goods sector was 1.9% ahead of the level it reached at the end of the first quarter of 2012. The output figures confirm the trend identified in the recent MTA Business Survey which showed Britain’s engineering based manufacturing companies investing in machine tools and related equipment at a faster pace than for most of 2012.

11 April 2013

PRESS  RELEASE
MACH 2014 sales 25% up

With a year to the opening of MACH 2014, the UK’s premier event for manufacturing technologies, exhibition sales are 25% up on MACH 2012 at the same point.

Graham Dewhurst, Director General, of the Manufacturing Technologies Association (MTA) - the organisers of MACH -  says:

Speech by C. Mark Ridgway OBE, President of the MTA

MTA Annual Dinner 2013
27th March, ICC Birmingham

Good evening ladies and gentlemen and honoured guests.

Thank you for your warm reception and a special thank you to Lloyds TSB for its generous sponsorship of tonight’s event.

Thank you too,
Charlotte for your kind introduction.

It is often said that the person who introduces a speaker has a tough job, for it is her task to let you know that the entertaining part of the evening is now over! 

2 April 2013
PRESS  RELEASE

Manufacturing Success Stories

The 27th March saw the announcement of the winners of the prestigious Manufacturing Industry Awards for 2013. The awards ceremony together with a stirring President’s speech calling for world class to come as standard in the sector were the highlights of the Manufacturing Technologies Association’s Annual Dinner held at the ICC in Birmingham.

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