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Support for 'The Year of Engineering'

17 January 2018

The Manufacturing Technologies Association (MTA) has thrown its support behind The Year of Engineering, a Government campaign 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 worldwide 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.

James 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.”