MTA and members show support to the Year of Engineering

Posted By : Anna Flockett
MTA and members show support to the Year of Engineering

 

The Year of Engineering is being fully supported by the Manufacturing Technologies Association (MTA). The Year of Engineering is a Government campaign, which launched this week to celebrate the world and wonder of UK engineering in 2018.

The MTA represents the companies who make and supply the technology that manufacturers deploy to create and make the world around us.

James Selka, CEO of the MTA said: “The UK has a world-wide reputation for engineering ingenuity and is at the forefront of technological breakthroughs that are shaping the world we live in. It is our responsibility to champion engineering’s present and future. All of the companies, suppliers, institutions and funders who have signed our letter, recognise how vital it is that we attract new talent in to the engineering sector and by coming together we can amplify support for this excellent project.”

As well as the MTA, companies who have signed this letter include BAE Systems, Siemens, Renishaw, Yamazaki Mazak and DMG Mori. The letter is also supported by many respected UK institutions, such as, the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, the Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre and the University of Huddersfield.

Selka added: “The fast-changing word in which we live is shaped by engineering and we are pleased to throw our support behind this campaign. The UK advanced engineering sector is something to be very proud of.”

He continued: “As a trade association and as the team behind the UK’s largest industrial showcase MACH 2018 which will be held in April, we feel the time is right to shine a light on all that is great and good in UK engineering and ensure we continue to be world leaders in this field. Therefore, we wholeheartedly support this campaign to make 2018 The Year of Engineering.”    

1st Machine Tool Accessories

Haimer UK

MTT

2D CNC

Hainbuch

NCMT Ltd

2dcnc

HEIDENHAIN (GB) Ltd

Neida

3M Buckley Innovation Centre

HELLER Machine Tools Ltd.

NIKKEN Kosakusho Europe Ltd.

600 Group Plc

HME Technology Limited

OCF plc

Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre

Horn Cutting Tools Limited

PDJ Vibro Ltd

Almac

Hurco

Phase 3 CNC

Andantex

Hydrafeed Ltd

PP Control & Automation Ltd

Asquith Butler Ltd.

Institution of Mechanical Engineers

PPMA Limited

ATA Engineering Processes Ltd

IPG Photonics (UK) Ltd

Precision Technologies Group (PTG) Ltd

BAE Systems plc

ISCAR

Prosaw Ltd  

Balluf

ITC LTD

Pryor Marking Technology

Blum-Novotest Limited

Jemtech UK Ltd

QuickVend Systems

Bott LTD

Kasto

Reliance Precision Limited

BRUDERER UK LTD

Kerf Developments Ltd

REM Systems Ltd

BTMA

Kingsland Engineering Company Limited

Renishaw

Carfulan

Kumi Solutions

RK International Machine Tools Ltd

CD Measurements

KYAL MACHINE TOOLS LTD

Rohm

CEMB Hofmann UK

Langbow Limited

Sandvik Coromant

Central Scanning

Lapmaster Wolters Ltd

Siemens

Citizen Machinery UK Ltd

Leader Chuck Systems Ltd

Sponmech Safety Systems Ltd

Close Brothers

lns Turbo UK LTD

SSP Technology Limited

Comau UK

 

SUMITOMO ELECTRIC Hardmetal Ltd.

Complete CNC Solutions Ltd

Machine Tool Supplies

 

Craftsman Tools

Machine Works

Taegutec UK Ltd.

Dimond Group Products

Manufacturing Machinery World

TDT Technology Ltd.

DMG MORI UK LIMITED

MAPAL Ltd

TEK4

ecotile

Marposs

Thame Workholding

Ellesco

MATRIX MACHINE TOOL LTD

TLM Laser

Environmental Technologies Group Ltd

Matsuura Machinery Limited

Tornos Technologies UK Ltd

European Powder Metallurgy Association

Measurement Solutions Limited

UMS Marking Solutions

FANUC UK Ltd

MecWash

Unison Ltd

FICEP UK Ltd 

Meddings Thermalec Ltd

University of Huddersfield

Filtermist International Ltd

metrology software products ltd

Vollmer UK Ltd

Fives Landis Ltd. - Cranfield Precision

MMMA

Walter GB LTD

Fronius

Mollart

WELDLOGIC EUROPE LTD

Gate Machinery International LTD

MSC R&D

WLR Precision Engineering    

Geo Kingsbury

MT SQUARED LIMITED

WRIGHT MANUFACTURING SERVICES LIMITED

Group Rhodes

MTD CNC

XYZ Machine Tools

Guhring Limited

MTS Machinary International

Yamazaki Mazak UK Ltd

 

Here is the letter sent from the Manufacturing Technologies Association (MTA) to the Prime Minister:
Dear Prime Minister,

Technological change is the moving spirit of our age. Whether it is the development of AI pushing our understanding of consciousness, 3D Printing altering how we can make things or digital technology transforming how businesses interact with consumers, we are seeing the future hurtle towards us.

In the United Kingdom over 2,600,000 people are directly employed in manufacturing with many more in other sectors indirectly reliant on it too. Manufacturing accounts for 70% of UK R&D and advanced engineering in particular is the sort of high value, high wage, highly exportable industry we increasingly need. We welcome the recognition of manufacturing’s importance in the Industrial Strategy.

The Manufacturing Technologies Association (MTA) represents the companies who make and supply the technology that manufacturers deploy to create and make the world around us. We therefore welcome the decision to declare 2018 the Year of Engineering.

The UK has a world-wide reputation for engineering ingenuity and is at the forefront of technological break throughs that are shaping the world we live in. It is our responsibility to champion engineering’s present and future.

We’re looking forward to events up and down the country over the next twelve months not least the largest exhibition of manufacturing technology in the country this year, MACH 2018. MACH will see over 30,000 people from the world of engineering come together, at the NEC between the 9-13 April, to find out about the latest developments and best innovations. MACH caters for manufacturers of all sizes and sectors and is the place to showcase the industry, get business done and attract new talent.

As part of the Year of Engineering we are committed to using the event as an opportunity to promote the industry and the profession here in the UK.

Yours sincerely,

MTA, Members and Associates. 


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