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MTA to sponsor Future Skills category at The Logistics Awards 2019

MTA to sponsor Future Skills category at The Logistics Awards 2019

The Manufacturing Technologies Association (MTA) has been confirmed as this year's The Logistics Awards Future Skills category sponsor.

The Future Skills category promises to be one of the most intriguing categories on the evening of Thursday 26th September at the Vox, Resort's World Birmingham. ArrowXL, Business on the Move, Clipper Logistics with Sheffield Hallam University, Derby University and Superdry, Core Management Logistics, Dynamic Medical Logistics, and Kuehne + Nagel with NOVUS are all up for nnomination.

The MTA exists to promote the interests, and be the voice, of the manufacturing technologies sector in the UK.

The Manufacturing Technologies Association is the UK’s trade association for companies in the manufacturing technology sector.  MTA members design, manufacture and supply the advanced machinery, equipment and intellectual property that enable the creation of the products we rely on from day to day and that drive our economy.

Key aspects of manufacturing technology include; machine tools, cutting tools, metrology (measuring) equipment, additive manufacturing (3D printing), surface finishing, robotics and computer aided design and manufacturing products (CAD/CAM), as well as the technology which is enabling the digitisation of manufacturing – the fourth industrial revolution. These combine to make up complete systems - increasingly automated and adaptive - that manufacturers deploy, making the sector fundamental to the prosperity, health and defence of the nation.

The MTA delivers: marketing support and networking opportunities; specific and relevant economic and technical information; representation to Government and other stakeholders; help for exporters; and support for learning and development within member companies and beyond.

The MTA owns and runs MACH, the UK’s premier event to showcase manufacturing technologies. The biennial exhibition, held at the NEC, attracts over 25,000 visitors, over 600 exhibitors and the last edition, MACH 2018, saw over £200,000,000 of business attributed to it.

Established in 1919 the MTA has been at the core of the UK’s engineering based manufacturing economy for almost a century.

James Fudge, Head of Events at the Manufacturing Technologies Association, said “The Manufacturing Technologies Association are really pleased to be sponsoring the Future Skills Award. It is a great opportunity to recognise the advances happening within the industry as well as the expertise and skills needed to implement them.”

Winners will be announced at the gala dinner taking place during the International Materials Handling Exhibition (IMHX 2019) in Birmingham. To book your table for this year's annual event, please click here.

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