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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

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

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

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.

22 January 2013


Future Aerospace Manufacturing Seminar and
New Apprenticeship Pathways launch

The Manufacturing Technologies Association (MTA) and the University of Sheffield AMRC are organising a Future Aerospace Manufacturing Seminar and the launch of New Apprenticeship Pathways on 8 February in Sheffield. The key note address will be given by a senior government minister.

13 February 2013


Deputy Prime Minister addresses Future Aerospace Manufacturing Seminar and welcomes New Apprenticeship Pathways launch

The Deputy Prime Minister, The Rt. Hon. Nick Clegg MP, has praised the planned New Apprenticeship Pathways designed by the University of Sheffield AMRC with the support of the Manufacturing Technologies Association (MTA). Addressing the Future Aerospace Manufacturing Seminar on 8 February in Sheffield Nick Clegg said: